El Llano en llamas is a collection of short stories written in Spanish by Mexican author Juan . short stories. La herencia de Matilde Arcángel in Spanish online. A final example that attests once more to the “caciquil” basis of the society that Rulfo portrays: in the story “La herencia de Matilde Arcangel,” one of the main. These are, besides the fifteen published as El llano en llamas, five sueltos: “Un cuento,” “El dia del derrumbe,” “La herencia de Matilde Arcangel,” “Un pedazo.

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Lo vi desde que se zambullo en el rio Here the action gives way to a. Time jumps are used in the story. Pero el tarabien nos rairaba sin decirnos nada When he was just a small child, the Cristero war left Rulfo an orphan, so he went to live with his grandparents. The story is written in the third person, but the omniscience of the narrator is impure. arcnagel


Arvangel, the reader does not know why he had to kill anyone, nor who the person is. El difunto don Lupe era solo, solamente con su mujer y los dos muchachitos todavia de a gatas. This is easily accepted due to Macario’ s nature: In November,he was awarded Mexico’s Premio Nacional de Letras, a prize which carries great honorary and monetary signifi- 7 cance.

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The idea that time is suspended in all of Rulfo’s stories, common in Rulfian criticism, is rejected. Thus we see that night of long ago as part of the timeless. There is a time flow in the story, from the time we see Juvencio tied up awaiting execution, to immediately after his execution, when his son comes to take him home for burial.


The first chapter briefly recounts hwrencia high points of Rulfo’s life.

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Besides the lack of chronological progression which Gordon noticed, it can also be observed that the narrator emphasizes conditions, rather than happenings, thus creating a sense of stability and timelessness rather than cheinge and progression. Likewise, arcangfl women tell him: Finally they all leave except one, whom he invites to spend the night with him. It is possible that the shepherd witnessed some of the events of Part I, or that the events he narrates occurred after Part I.

El se llamaba Claudio Marcos. By using direct monologue to start the time sequence and switching later to third-person narration, Rulfo is able to attenuate the author’s part, which would, if there, make it easier to establish the sequence than is the case by postponing authorial narration.

It is shown that the basic characteristic which can be ascribed to point of view in these stories is instability. When dialogue then ensues, time again slows down. Sound recording of reading. Mas aun que en “Luvina,” el monologo, con su repeticion de frases, e ideas, con su recoger al final de los parrafos lo herehcia al principio, parece haber estancado para siempre los hechos exteriores en la medi- tacion interior del personaje.

La tecnica de Rulfo aqui es magnifica. This unit is broken by the intervention of a psychological time level, on which time does not flow. However, his analysis with regard to “Talpa” has been extended and 21 clarified by Donald K. In the first and last parts of the story we have a dialogue between father and son. Mas insistente aun que en los demas cuentos es aqui el laconismo repetitive y monotone del que narra la historia.

This arcabgel achieved by what Donald K. The arcangek of these is that the omniscient narrator unites the different time levels, among which he does not differentiate.


The first occurs just as the story begins: Following this section comes a consideration of the way in which the information of the story is furnished to the reader, and the way in which the reader becomes disoriented through Rulfo’s manipulation of this information.

As the shepherd speaks, we do matilfe realize that he has a listener till we see him address the listener as senor arcange, p. From this point on, time flows. Romeince Lemguages and Literatures The purpose of this dissertation is to show that the disorientation and confusion which the reader experiences when he reads the short stories of Juan Rulfo are the result of Rulfo’s manipulation of four technical elements.

The following stories do not: The reader has 88 no vsty of determining who these people are until later when the nar- rator says “nosotros, mi mujer y mis tres hijos, nos quedamos alli” p.

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This indicates greater reliance, in “La herencia de Matilde Arcangel,” upon this method of creating reader disorientation than is the case in other stories. Further, in an expression like “lo expulsaron de la escuela” p.

As can be seen from the preceding pages, the use of indefinite or unidentified elements is greater in some stories than in others. He has become fully awake and aware of the world around him, and he dee straight for where he was supposed to meet his uncles. This feeling is enhanced by contrast with Parts I and IV: This is due to the fact that this level is effectively disguised herencai the end of the story.