Carlos Fuentes's "The Death of Artemio Cruz", Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Carlos Fuentes's "The Death of Artemio Cruz",
This paper examines Carlos Fuentes's "The Death of Artemio Cruz", showing how the protagonist Artemio's character personifies the betrayal of the ideals of the Mexican Revolution.
# 18221 | 2,025 words | 4 sources | 1990 | US
Published on Mar 16, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Latin-American Studies (General) , Literature (General)


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"The purpose of this research is to examine Carlos Fuentes's "The Death of Artemio Cruz", with a view toward showing how Artemio's character personifies the ultimate betrayal of the ideals of the Mexican Revolution. The plan of the research will be to set forth the context in which Artemio's character develops, and then to show how Fuentes uses him as an analogue for the success of the goals of the revolution on one hand, and for the failure of the ideals of the revolution on the other.

Artemio is an emblem of the successful revolutionary who has co-opted the goals of the revolution to achieve economic gain and a more generalized personal power. To put it another way, one set of oligarchs (disguised as petty bourgeois) has supplanted the other, and by the time the new oligarchy has been established, one can hardly tell the new regime from the old one, ... "

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