Monday, June 27, 2011

"Life and Death of a Hero."

Arturo Cancela. P. 102-132.

Summary: Don Juan Martin went from an impoverished knife sharpener to a rich man. He retained all his old habits and enjoyed his old house in which he lost his wife and raised his daughter, who was ashamed of his past and of his habits and his control of her. To the extent that she wished him dead.

But on the occasion of his death, she could not escape his negative influence on her, striking at her deepest wishes for all the material goods she craved.

So he was a hero, who retained his influence in spite of everything his daughter wished to do.

Spanish Stories and Tales. Ed. By Harriet de OnĂ­s. The Pocket Library, 1956.

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