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Between Antagonism and Continuities

The Crisis of Values in the Narrative of Rosario Castellanos

Marisol Luna Chávez    Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, México    

Víctor Díaz Arciniega    Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Ciudad de México, México    



The power fight is an incessant topic in Rosario Castellanos’s narrative; here we consider it within the framework of the moral values of his time and society in Mexico (los Altos de Chiapas, 1935-45). The implicit axiological crisis permits us identify problems as: the rights to express the sexuality, the existence of a moral hierarchy inside the diverse social groups, and the complexities to interact between people who live in city and indigenous people. The latency of a social problem it’s a starting point for the narrator to investigate the techniques used by the characters to preserve and/or deal their rights.

June 19, 2020
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Keywords: Narrativa chiapanecaMexican narrativeNarrativa mexicanaCrisis axiológicaPower and cacicazgo| Rosario CastellanosAxiological crisisMujer y sexualidadWoman and SexualityRosario Castellanos

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