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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Feliciano Ruelas espero todavia un rato a que se le calraara el bullicio que sentia cosquillearle el estomago. However, chronological order has no meaning in the world of this story, in which what seems like a normal sequence of events is unnecessary.

We are not told the reason for this, although it is apparent in Part II that Juvencio knows the reason. Senti el retrato de mi madre guardado en la bolsa de la camisa, calentandome el corazon Cuadernos medicos1 No. Gordon classifies “idiles que no me matenl” as a tri-raodal narrative, in which monologue, dialogue, and authorial narration are mixed.

This level is typically tied to the first person narrator, and is not readily visible until well into Part II of the. However, since one of the main factors which makes the world of the novel immune to the passage of time, the fact that all the characters are dead, does not figure in the development of the short story, we will have to look for.

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What is unique about “Un pedazo de noche,” however, is the fact that in Part II of the story, the psychological, past level, in which the narration has been taking place, is totally suppressed and only the present level continues. The result is that the reader has to make greater effort in order to follow the development of matilee story than would be the case if he were given the needed information.

Secondly, the omniscient narrator serves to describe the setting in which the story takes place, the most importsint xrcangel of which is the river. Remigio Torrico has come to the narrator’s shack to accuse him of.


This indicates greater reliance, in “La herencia de Matilde Arcangel,” upon this method of creating reader disorientation than matilds the case in other stories. Es dificil crecer sabiendo que la cosa de donde podemos agarramos para enraizar esta muerta. Memos venido camineindo desde el amanecer. What we still do not know is that Natalia is Tanilo’s wife, a fact which is included later.


Because of its vagueness, the nosotros increases the aesthetic distance between the reader and the story. No lo sabia usted?

This fact is what caused Donald K. Rather, he refers to Juvencio’s assassi- nation after the fact.

Full text of “Narrative techniques in the short stories of Juan Rulfo.”

As has previously been noted, the role of the omniscient narrator in “Luvina” is emalogous to that of the playwright. When the narrator tells us “caminabamos cuesta aba jo, oyendo el trote rebotado de los burros” p. The only hint of a change which the reader gets is a blank space between paragraphs, whicn he does not know how to interpret. There is a lack of such expressions as acuerdate, which in the story of the same name keep the exterior level visible, until the second-last paragraph of the story, where we read: On the first reading, one realizes that, in the first part of the story, there are two time levels, one corresponding to the hombre, or the pursued, and the other associated with his pursuer.

Gordon notes that the movement of the moon is the means by 7 8 which the passage of time is measured. According to him, in the town of Luvina almost nothing happens. The present- tense narration, at the end, elicits from the reader the same strange feeling which he gets in “Nos han dado la tierra” Y Tacha llora al sentir que su vaca r.

Rodriguez-Alcala finds in “Luvina” an ancestor of Pedro Paramoand compares the town of Luvina with Comala, the setting of the novel. El monologo interior, la simultaneidad de pianos, la introspeccion, el paso lento, son usados por Rulfo con notables resultados. There is another instance in the same story where the indirect interior monologue seems to be used but is not.

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Y ya iba a gritar: This use of extraneous elements and central elements causes mattilde reader to be temporarily left in limbo, since he cannot at first distinguish between them. Esto is as totally noncommital a word as he could. The introduction of the narrator ‘ s name does not come until nearly one- fourth of the way through the story where we read: Vio estrellas transparentes en un cielo claro, por encima de las ramas oscuras.


This is what saves his life. Ahora los ladridos de los perros se oyen aqui, junto a nosotros, y es que el viento que viene del pueblo retacha en la barranca y la llena de todos sus ruidos.

Mati,de these are the only characters mentioned, we can assume that they together form the unmentioned subject of estabamos. Es dificil crecer sabiendo que la cosa de donde podemos agarramos para enraizar esta muerta. It represents a break in the chronological order of events, although this fact is not clear, because the time when he speaks the monologue is not fixed until two pages after it begins, where we read: Herencoa are told as a recollection, using past hherencia preterite and imperfect, especially as a starting point for the narration.

At the end of the story, the moon is high in the sky: It consists of presenting a brief summary of the events before elaborating on them: Aqui va el domicilio y el telefono pa que lo localices mas pronto.

In addition to these, five other stories were published as sueltos. The lack of such knowledge is not noticed since the unfolding of events is in a logical sequence. Estaba alli arrinconado al pie del horcon. Sesenta y cuatro pesos.

The first disadvantage of such an approach is that it offers no logical, convenieint principle of organization. The introduction of the omniscient narrator and la gente makes it impossible to know who the interlocutors are in the rest of Part II.

It also results in reader disorientation due to the juxtaposition of similar techniques with different effects.

He speaks with them one at a time, always introducing them when he changes from one to the other. Likewise, the women tell him: However, he recalls that he feared nothing from them: Carlos Bleinco Aguinaga has made an analysis of the factors arcamgel Rulfo uses in his creation of an atemporal world.

Time does not stop on’ this level.