The Passion of Revolutions Comparison Essay by ABCs

The Passion of Revolutions
This paper compares the portrayal of revolution in the novels "Pedro Paramo" by Juan Rulfo and "Eva Luna" by Isabel Allende.
# 111427 | 963 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 20, 2009 in Literature (Spanish) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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The paper introduces, discusses, and analyzes the novels "Pedro Paramo" by Juan Rulfo and "Eva Luna" by Isabel Allende. The paper specifically compares and contrasts how revolution is portrayed in the two novels. Revolution is a key theme in both these novels, one a revolution in Mexico and the other somewhere in South America. The paper notes that both these novels illustrate the passion of revolution and how the many revolutions throughout central and South American really did not amount to freedom and a new social order for the people.

From the Paper:

" In "Pedro Paramo," the talk of revolution does not even begin until the second half of the book, and the revolutionaries are shown as violent, ignorant, and greedy, which is probably closer to the truth than many people would like to admit. They seem to be fighting for change, but the fact that they will gladly take money from Pedro Paramo to "finance" their cause, which shows that ultimately, they are more concerned with their own needs than fighting the revolution. On other words, they can be bought, and that shows the author's cynicism toward revolution and revolutionaries in general. The public likes to think of revolutionaries as fighting for a higher cause, but in this case, it just seems like they are fighting because it is lucrative, and when that stops, they will move on to something else."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allende, Isabel. Eva Luna. New York: Harper Collins, 1987.
  • Rulfo, Juan. Pedro Paramo. New York: Grove Press, 1994.

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