¿Representacion realista o vision personal? Análisis de la objectividad de Los de abajo de Mariano Azuela [Spanish Text]
Delden, Maarten Van
Master of Arts
Contrary to what many critics have claimed, Mariano Azuela's descriptions of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 in Los de abajo are objective. Although the writer did reflect his pessimistic ideologies in his writings, he didn't distort reality or denigrate the revolution and its participants. The weakness and impractical nature of the intellectuals in the novel are common problems among intellectual revolutionaries of that time. The behavior of the peasants in Los de abajo reflects the characteristics of all the peasant class and can find many similarities in the Chinese peasants during the Chinese Revolution. The failure of Demetrio Macías is not determined by the pessimistic vision of Mariano Azuela but by the limitations of all the entire peasant class and by the failure of the intellectuals to provide the revolutionaries with effective guidance.
Latin American literature; Language, literature and linguistics; Mexico