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Lazarillo de Tormes

Born to impoverished parents and bereaved of his father at a tender age, Lazarillo learns that life is a hard taskmaster. However, he also learns that he can thrive by manipulating human frailties...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2016, 3:37 pm (UTC)

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Lazarillo de Tormes

Lazarillo de Tormes was published in the sixteenth century but was banned because, apart from romanticizing the actions of petty theft, it is a criticism of the church. It is written in the form of...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2014, 5:40 am (UTC)

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Lazarillo de Tormes

The word alguacil in Spanish translates to clerk or baliff in English. In the novel, Lazaro serves the baliff in the final chapter. He doesn't serve him for very long, however, as in the process...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2013, 5:35 pm (UTC)

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Lazarillo de Tormes

What the character Lazarillo ostensibly wants the reader to learn and what the author wants are both relevant to your question. Lazarillo is of humble birth, and he must use his wits constantly...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2019, 2:51 am (UTC)

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Lazarillo de Tormes

This book's main significance comes in the way that it is credited with the creation of a new literary genre known as the picaresque novel. The features of this genre are that the adventures of the...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2012, 3:21 pm (UTC)

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Lazarillo de Tormes

This question is actually at the heart of this novel and how we think about it. The difficulty lies in the way that Lazarillo clearly starts off his life as an innocent who is clearly unfit because...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2011, 6:20 pm (UTC)

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