Las crisis de identidad de los personajes en las obras de Jose Donoso (Spanish text, Chile)
Burke, Debra Pauline
Master of Arts thesis
Jose Donoso is a well known Chilean writer whose narrative has received international recognition. A recurring theme in his work from the beginning of his literary career to his most recent works has been the crisis of identity of his protagonists. To achieve the credibility of these characters, Donoso uses a wide variety of narrative techniques. This thesis is divided into three chapters. The first one discusses the factors that influence and form the identity of Donoso's characters and the masks that they are given by the society in which they live. The second chapter deals with the crisis of each individual protagonist, the inception, how the character reacts to the crisis and the outcome. In chapter three we will discuss some of the aspects that these protagonists have in common and ways in which they differ. The manner in which Donoso presents his characters will also be discussed.
Latin American literature