The Works of Juan Rulfo Analytical Essay by JPWrite

The Works of Juan Rulfo
Examines two literary works by Mexican author, Juan Rulfo.
# 67638 | 1,601 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 12, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Spanish)

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Juan Rulfo began working at a young age in the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs which allowed him to travel to many parts of Mexico and come into contact with ethnic groups which kept Mexico's cultural traditions alive. This paper shows that, later, all the things he experienced on these trips were captured in his only two brief literary works: his novel "Pedro Paramo", a masterpiece of Mexican literature and a compilation of short stories called "El llano en llamas". The paper presents a discussion of both works.

From the Paper:

"Death is an element that is omnipresent throughout the novel but it is the Mexican perspective, in which death is not feared but lived with, in which it is part of culture. The author rarely refers to it directly, but its shadow lurks behind every syllable. That is, death is the environment in which his characters live their story. In death, Rulfo's characters find an extension of life: they live in death and the reader actively participates in keeping them "alive". Rulfo is able to capture the essence of Mexico: its timelessness, the murmurs of the past which persist in the present. "

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