I am FUCKING PROUD of this essay, in which I compared the gruesome short story La gallina degollada, or The Decapitated Chicken, to the tortured life and. La gallina degollada has ratings and 63 reviews. Rizo said: Demasiado crudo para mi gusto personal (teniendo en cuenta el tema en cuestión), mas he d .

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They no longer asked for beauty or intelligence as they had for the firstborn, only a son, a son like any other! The irony lies in the fact that the couple’s only healthy child dies at the hands of her brothers on the very day when they have cause for celebration: Husband and wife eventually become reconciled, though, and have another child, this time a daughter.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Por otro parte, las obras del autor Horacio Quiroga no son exactamente iguales. He describes the “certain imitative quality” of the sons’ behavior, which later will be manifested in violence.

The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories. There is also a kind of reverse symbolism.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: PameKi rated it did not like it Jan 30, Berta openly blames Mazzini’s father for the children’s idiocy, and he blames her consumption. The doctor attributes the illness and its effects to hereditary gallina, which the quuroga may deduce to be syphilis.

In the second part, it is eight years later, and the man, who had noticed her affection, begins to woo her. Anarchy masochisticzoe wrote in miraclegrove- 05 – 03 Books by Horacio Quiroga. Quiroga’s first marriage also resulted in death, when “in a desperate move, [his wife] Ana Maria took a dose of slow-acting poison.

Clinical description “Their tongues protruded from between their lips; their eyes were dull; their mouths hung open as they turned their heads” alternates with more subjective matter marked by qualificative adjectives “pro-found despair”rhetorical questions, and exclamations intended to convey the parents’ fears and anguish.


In Quiroga shot and killed his best friend, Frederick Ferrando, by accident Danielson Tomi rated it did not like it May 22, Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza was an Uruguayan playwright, poet, and above all short story writer.

We will log you in after post We will log you in after post We will log you in after post We dgeollada log you in after post We will log you in after post Anonymously. The Decapitated Chicken and the failed marriages of Horacio Quiroga In literature, many authors are creators of worlds which are equal to an earthly paradise.

Quiroga makes use of foreshadowing and irony. Although the plot of the dfgollada is relatively simple, it has great implications when compared to Quiroga’s life. They ignore their four retarded sons and direct all their attention and care to Bertita, their precious little girl.

Post a new comment. Post a new comment Error. It is clear that the parents spoil their dear Bertita, the healthy and beautiful child, while ignoring hroacio retarded sons, the “monsters” that represent the infirmity of their love, and treat them cruelly. The Poe of Latin America.

The Decapitated Chicken (La Gallina Degollada) by Horacio Quiroga, |

They use their creativity to construct with their words various castles, roses, princesses or whatever object of beauty their dreams command. See 1 question about La gallina degollada…. He sets the scene briefly but with precise detail the ages, physical and mental condition of the children, and the state of their parents’ marriage and then steps back in time to fill out additional background, all of which is intended to prepare the reader for the eventual outcome of the tale.

As he further developed his particular style, Quiroga evolved into realistic portraits often anguished and desperate of the wild nature around him in Misiones: Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.


La gallina degollada

He also describes the fears of the parents: The day she celebrates her fourth birthday, the child becomes feverish. Cuentos de amor, degolladda locura y de muerte. There is then a degollara to the present time of the narrative, with a relentless progression towards the ghastly climax. The narrator focuses on a particular moment in time, the day before the tragedy occurs. When neither solution nor solace are forthcoming, he turns against the church with renewed anger.

In this story, the retardation of the sons and the illness of the daughter seem to serve as themes which represent the precarious state of the relationship of the parents.

This site uses cookies. There is then a shift to the present time of the narrative, with a relentless progression towards the ghastly climax. The young parents love their subnormal offspring and care for them as best they can.

It is possible that some of the inspiration for “The Decapitated Chicken” came from Joseph Conrad ‘s short story “The Idiots,” first published in Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She could only utter a hoarse cry, throw her arms above her head and, leaning against her husband, sink slowly to the floor.

Religious themes run through both stories. Bile had accumulated for so long that the distended viscera spilled venom at the slightest touch. The devastation and fear evident when their first son, the manifestation of their love, becomes retarded begins the downfall into sentiments of despair, hatred and resentment which had already been present in the relationship of the parents. She was 22 and he was 28, and all their passionate tenderness had not managed to create a single atom of normal life.