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    An Archetypal Study of Pedro Paramo

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    ​With its complex structure, following the characters of Pedro Paramo is no easy feat. Its heterglossic nature requires readers to attentively channel all of their focus into the narrator, making it difficult to follow individual character development or relationships. However, using the archetypes of Mexican men and women, as revealed in Octavio Paz’s “The Labyrinth of Solitude,” helps aid in the understanding of Pedro’s relationships formed between men and women as he both subscribes the archetypes

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    spiral of pitiful restlessness. Pedro Páramo is about the inescapable flaws of religious devotion combined with this tyrannical local political system, seen by Juan Rulfo, in rural Mexico. The Church's true role in Pedro Páramo is to confirm the suffering of the people of Comala by giving the false impression that salvation through the Church was possible. This illusion of salvation is represented by the tainted Father Rentería, who falls to the will of Páramo. The Father absolves the soul of

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    Characters in Pedro Paramo depict Nietzsche’s Theory of the Übermensch as they embody the idea that they are superior, almost like god. The theory states that an Übermensch is an ideal man who transcends the ordinary morals and values set by society and the actions of an Übermensch are inherently for the best, no matter what the actions are. Pedro Paramo is a prominent character who depicts the theory whereas Juan Preciado is the foil who is just an normal, average human being. The difference between

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    Effects of Reader Response in Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo Juan Rulfo utilizes the experience of the reader as they progress together through Pedro Paramo as an allegory for Juan Preciado’s journey and as a mechanism to emphasize the meaningless of time. Reader response enhances the effect of structural peculiarities, setting, and time distortion in order to more completely convey the message of the novel. This interaction between reader and text brings the town of Comala to life far more effectively

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    Pedro Paramo is a novel that cannot be fully understood without consideration of its rich cultural background. It is this Mexican background, which informs so much of the novel, providing the main conflict. The narrator of the tale remarks “some villages have the smell of misfortune” while describing the locale of Pedro Parámo, the small Mexican town of Comala where the story plays out on many levels (83). On the surface level, this story is merely about a tyranical man who ruins his hometown of

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    Makioka Sisters & Pedro Paramo Though the two books, The Makioka Sisters and Pedro Paramo appear to be a part of two entirely separate worlds, some connections can be seen throughout the works. Junichiro Tanizaki uses The Makioka Sisters to tell the tale of four beautiful sisters who’s lives are encompassed by a world of tradition and propriety. While at the same time Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo is exploring these same ideas of obligation and in the best term, formalities. This is the key to these

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    reality—is at the root of this process it is important that his background be taken into account, especially because an author’s perception of reality will likely influence his portrayal of it. In relation to James Joyce’s “The Dead” and Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo, an understanding of the culture, society, and time period that served as each author’s reality allows for a deeper understanding of each text. James Joyce is an acclaimed Irish author who is known for his short stories and novels about Dublin

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    In every influential novel, there are definite characters that apply certain aspects to the narrative to show importance of key aspects of the story. In Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo, the case is no different in that specific characters carry an importance to the entire aspect of the story. The characters in the novel that have great importance are Juan Preciado and Father Renteria. These two characters symbolize greater things that cannot just be plainly noticed. Juan Preciado is majorly important for

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    Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo and Religion In the novel Pedro Paramo, Juan Rulfo uses religiousness as a characteristic that contrasts with the characters lack of moral codes and lack of faith normally attributed to religion. The people in the town of Comala are obsessed with the afterlife and prayer, and they even attend church regularly, but these are just habits that have lost their original meaning. Rulfo uses these symbolic activities to make the charactersÕ dichotomous

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    Pedro Paramo Essay

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    The novel Pedro Paramo, by Juan Rulfo, presents a situation where the reader is not being told something in a straightforward, linear manner, but rather is provoked with questions from many points of view in order to bring the reader into the story. Though the novel begins with a traditional first-person narrative from the protagonist’s point of view, this frame story is soon overcome with other voices, memories, and associations that progresses into a timeless, fragmentary collection of viewpoints

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