Esteban Echeverria was an Argentine poet, writer and political activist and also one of Latin America’s most important literature figures, as he. El Matadero – Esteban Echeverría (/). Copy of the work is available here. Nice, quick read! Also, some interesting notes on wikipedia. resumen de “el matadero” de esteban echeverría diré solamente que los sucesos de mi narración pasaban por los años estabamos en cuaresma, época.
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By order of Rosas the Judge enjoys absolute power over this collection of debased humanity. Views Read Edit View history. Preparen la mazorca y las tijeras. The action takes place on some unspecified date in the s during the season of Lent. Los beatos y beatas gimoteaban haciendo novenarios y continuas plegarias. It is usually said [ by whom?
The scene of the “savage unitario ” in the power of the Judge of the Slaughter Yard and his myrmidons is not an invention but a reality that happened more than once in that ill-fated era. But there is a suspicion that he may be no bullock, but a bull — though bulls are not allowed in the slaughter yard. Hence, although it was tempting to regard “The Slaughter House” as a work composed at the height of Rosas’ state terrorism, there was really no evidence that it was.
Ahora vamos a cuentas. There then transpires an angry dialogue between on the one hand the Judge and taunting crowd and on the other the defiant, brave but rather high-minded protagonist.
Domingo Faustino Sarmientoanother great Argentine writer and thinker, saw this clash as the core of Latin American culture. The City of Buenos Aires has been isolated by floods. They mistakenly classified El matadero as a novel instead of a short story, but it would have scored top in estdban category. In those days the throat-cutting butchers of the Slaughter Yard were the advocates who spread the rosista Federation by rod and dagger On a ruinous shed there are signboards declaiming: Pero para que el lector pueda percibirlo a un golpe de ojo preciso es hacer un croquis de la localidad.
His sideburns are cut in the estebab of a letter U for unitario ; he is not displaying the mandatory rosista emblem; neither is he wearing the obligatory mourning for Rosas’ late wife. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. That, said Carilla, must have been written after the Rosas dictatorship, and by Gutierrez himself. But that, said Carilla, is absurd, for the published text of “The Slaughter Yard” is pretty well flawless. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. The government gives orders that 50 bullocks are to be slaughtered, ostensibly to provide beef for children and the sick for otherwise meat is forbidden to Catholics during Lent.
It may be fruitfully compared with the vernacular Spanish of the city that is in use today, long after the massive Mataxero immigrations of the early twentieth century.
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Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This article needs additional citations for verification. There is endless discussion amtadero the literary type or genre to which “The Slaughter House” belongs: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is certainly known and acclaimed beyond the borders of Argentina.
They used to call a savage unitario Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. The crowd immediately spots that he is a unitario supporter of the proscribed political party.
Egged on by the crowd, Matasiete throws him from his horse, seizes him by the necktie and holds a dagger to his throat.
Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. Furthermore, Echeverria compares the death of the Unitarian to the crucifixion of Christ in a certain way; which called my attention since Echeverria, echeverrka know for criticizing The Church and Catholicism, which confused me a bit, why would he portray the death of the Unitarian this way?
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After a terrible struggle the young man bursts a blood vessel and dies on the spot. In this room is a massive table never without glasses of grog and playing cards “unless to make room for the mataadero and tortures of the Federalist thugs of the slaughter yard”.
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Presiding there is the sinister Judge of the Slaughter Yard.