Esteban Echeverria was an Argentine poet, writer and political activist and also one of Latin America’s most important literature figures, as he. El Matadero – Esteban Echeverría (/). Copy of the work is available here. Nice, quick read! Also, some interesting notes on wikipedia. resumen de “el matadero” de esteban echeverría diré solamente que los sucesos de mi narración pasaban por los años estabamos en cuaresma, época.

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El Matadero

Ahora vamos a cuentas. The woman scavengers must be represented as old, ugly birds of prey and harpies because the slaughter yard is not a “domestic space”. The only thing in this picture that can have been the author’s invention would be the moral appreciation of the circumstances, the language and esfeban victim’s conduct, which functions as the noble poet would have done himself in an analogous situation. After the crowd has shouted threats and ribald insults the Judge orders everyone to shut up and sit down.

“El Matadero” por Esteban Echeverría | Latin American Studies

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Echeverria starts the short story by questioning The Church; he makes use of religious allusions and metaphors.

Its more specific intention was to accuse Rosas of protecting the kind of thugs who murder the cultivated young protagonist at the Buenos Aires slaughterhouse. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents.


The Slaughter Yard

Retrieved from ” https: He remained in Uruguay until his death in After a terrible matwdero the echeferria man bursts a blood vessel and dies on the spot. This can be said to be a metaphor to Rosas governance, to demonstrate, how De Rosas did not only make the laws, but also decided when and how to enforce them.

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Views Read Edit View history. Echevverria other projects Wikimedia Commons. Carllla then turned to Gutierrez’s editorial notes on the story. Furthermore, Echeverria compares the death of the Unitarian to the crucifixion of Christ in a certain way; which called my attention since Echeverria, is know for criticizing The Church and Catholicism, which confused me a bit, why would he matadeto the death of the Unitarian this way? Read in this light, “The Slaughterhouse” is a political allegory.

The Slaughter Yard – Wikipedia

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Written in exile but published posthumously init is an attack on the brutality of the Federalist regime of Juan Manuel Rosas and his parapolice thugs, the Mazorca.

In 19th century Buenos Aires cattle were frequently killed in matadfro air yards, as illustrated in Vidal, 34 and described in Hudson, Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Todos murieron o de hambre o ahogados en sus cuevas por la incesante lluvia. Presiding there is the sinister Judge of the Slaughter Yard.

It is mostly significant because it displays the perceived clash between “civilization and barbarism”, that is, between the European and the “primitive evheverria violent” American ways. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


Spam prevention powered by Akismet. But your metaphor seems more applicable, I find. Death to the Savage Unitarians”. It may be fruitfully compared with the vernacular Spanish of the city that is in use today, long after the massive Italo-Hispanic immigrations of the early twentieth century.

In fact, the clergy willingly supported the Rosas regime, except for the Jesuits, whom he later expelled for eesteban reason Lynch, The “bullock” is then cut open and proves after all to possess an enormous pair of retracted testicles — much to the amusement of the crowd, which by now has forgotten the decapitated boy. But that, said Carilla, is absurd, for the published text of “The Slaughter Yard” is pretty well flawless.

The scene of the “savage unitario ” in the power of the Judge of the Slaughter Yard and his myrmidons is not an invention but a reality that happened more than once in that ill-fated era. No trae divisa en el fraque ni luto en el sombrero. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.