LOS HIJOS DE LA MALINCHE OCTAVIO PAZ PDF

Octavio Paz, who searches for the identity of the Mexican people in his study entitled El . In section IV, “Los Hijos de la Malinche,” Paz explains how the word . Los Hijos de la Malinche Octavio Paz (Fragmento de “El Laberinto de la Soledad “). all Mexicans as hijos de puta (sons of raped women) or los Pachuco s and Key words: Identity, Mexico, Pachuco s, La Malinche, Octavio Paz, Gloria Anzaldúa.

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To the country of broken and worn-out things. El verbo chingar indica el triunfo de lo cerrado, del macho, del fuerte sobre lo abierto.

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This is the reason he is lacking in mystery, in strangeness. Todos los hombres sometidos a su imperio la padecen. He is a dim figure at best. Our politicians frequently mix public business with private. He does not pertain to our world; he is not from our city; he does not live in our neighborhood.

La propaganda difunde verdades incompletas, en serie y por piezas sueltas.

In Chile, Peru and Ecuador a chingana is a tavern. In all of them the hero is an adventurer, an intellectual, or a professional revolutionary: The Mexican venerates a bleeding and humiliated Christ, a Christ who has been beaten pqz the soldiers and condemned by the judges, because he sees in him a transfigured image of his own identity.

Cotavio is a dim figure at best. If our Independence movement cut the ties that bound us to Spain, the Reform movement denied that the Mexican nation as a historical project should perpetuate the colonial tradition. Also, the worker is too recent, and he resembles his boss because they are both sons of the machine. The Catholic Virgin is also the Mother.

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HIJOS DE LA MALINCHE

Quetzalcoatl, the self-sacrificing god, and Huitzilopochtli, the young lw god. The Virgin is the consolation of the poor, the shield of the weak, the help of the oppressed. And they are not merely the result of other events, but rather of a single will that is capable, within certain limits, of ruling their outcome.

The verb is masculine, active, cruel; it stings, wounds, gashes, stains.

In the struggle which our will-to-be carries on against them, they are supported by a secret and powerful ally, our fear of being. To escape from himself the servant must leap walls, get drunk, forget his condition.

Para encarnar esas virtudes crea personajes de lso antiguas y no-europeas. Our shout strips us naked and discloses the wound that we alternately flaunt and conceal, but it does not show us the causes of this separation from, and negation of, the Mother, not even when we recognize that such a rupture has occurred. The magic power of the word is intensified by the fact that it is prohibited. He is not the founder of a people; he is not a patriarch who exercises patria potestas ; he is not a king or a judge or the chieftain of a clan.

Nothing is more natural, therefore, than his indifference toward the offspring he engenders. Her taint is constitutional and resides, as we said earlier, in her sex. In all civilizations, God the Father becomes an ambivalent figure once he has dethroned the feminine deities. El conocimiento que no poseeremos nunca, la suma de nuestra definitiva ignorancia: In sum, she is the Mother of orphans.

The complexity of contemporary society and the specialization required by its work extend the abstract condition of the worker to other social groups. This phenomenon of a return to the maternal womb, so well known to the psychologist, is without doubt one of the determining causes of the swift popularity of the cult of the Virgin.

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On the one band, the Father df the generative power, the origin of life, whether he be Jehovah, God the Creator, or Zeus, king of creation, ruler of the cosmos. Our history as an independent nation would contribute to perpetuating and strengthening this servant psychology, for we have not succeeded in overcoming the misery of the common people and our exasperating social differences, despite a century and a half of struggle and constitutional experience. And as a small boy will not forgive his mother if she abandons him to search for his father, the Mexican people have not cotavio La Malinche for her betrayal.

The Mexican works slowly and carefully; he loves the completed work and each of the gijos that make it up; and his innate good taste is an ancient heritage. It is not only because of simple phonetic association that we compare it with China, for China is also immense and remote.

The essays are predominantly concerned with the theme of Mexican identity and demonstrate how, at the end of the existential labyrinth, there is a profound feeling of solitude. And be does not affirm himself as a mixture, but rather as an abstraction: We know that the Conquest coincided with the apogee of the cult of two masculine loz