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  • The Underdogs
    Since the protagonist is the central character in a literary work, Booth fits this role because he becomes more developed as a character than the others. Unlike some protagonists, however, Booth is...

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    Mariano Azuela's The Underdogs, published in 1915, is now recognized as the "classic story of the Mexican Revolution." It follows the story of Demetrio Macías as he works his way up to the rank of...

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    Mariano Azuela's novel Los de Abajo, or The Underdogs reads, almost in its entirety, as an essay on futility in a variety of ways. Let's start with Demetrio's entry in the Revolution. Rather than...

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    The play Los de Abajo or The Underdogs uses direct and indirect characterization to illustrate the typical male roles of Mejicanos, that is, the Mexican natives, during the revolution UNDER THE...

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    Realism is a movement which described life as it was. It did not use "rose-colored" language like the Romantics to disguise the "ugly" in life. Instead, it celebrated the ugly. Realists acted as...

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    The Federales act in the village in the same way that they tear through the countryside before getting to the village. They are merciless, destructive, hot-blooded and wreak riot as they go and as...

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    One of the brilliant aspects of this text is the way in which the supposedly pure ideal of the revolution is shown in its reality as the revolutionaries engage in more and more random and...

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    The claim of being most loyal to the Mexican Revolution in The Underdogs by Mariano Azuelo may be said to be divided between Demetrio and General Navera. Demetrio has a peasant's passion for the...

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    The function of the letter from Luis Cervantes to Venancio in Part 3, Chapter 1, of The Underdogs serves the function of pointing out the alternatives to fighting and the futility of unreasoned...

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    Demetrio Macias is a member of a band of revolutionaries who fight to rid Mexico of the oppression of the Federales during the Mexican revolutionary war of 1910. Macias is a rancher who has a...

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    At the place where two years earlier they had won their first victory, Demetrio's troops "step along the steep crags, buoyed up by the happiness of the morning". It does not matter...

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    Demetrio returns home after an absence of two years, and his wife, "mad with joy" rushes to meet him, holding a young child by the hand. She is ecstatic to have her husband back, but...

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    Demetrio and his troops enter Juchipila as the church bells ring, "loud and joyfully". They are reminded of the old days when the revolution was just beginning, and the bells in the...

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    The rebel band wanders through the country in a "march of a blind man without his guide". They approach the town of Juchipila, and Valderrama counts the crosses along the side of the...

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    Demetrio and his troops spend time in Zacatecas and Aguascalientes, and find both country towns deserted. The men are bored, and amuse themselves by drinking and conducting cockfights. Demetrio's...

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    The prisoners are brought before Demetrio. He accuses them of being deserters, which they at first deny. One of the soldiers suggests that they are Carranzistas, to which they reply scornfully...

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    The chapter opens with a letter from Luis Cervantes to Venancio. Cervantes has escaped north to El Paso, Texas. He expresses regret but not surprise upon hearing the news that Pancracio and...

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    Demetrio and his men elbow their way onto a train. The train is packed, but they rudely find seats. Some of their women even occupy "two or three seats with baggage, dogs, cats, and...

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    Demetrio is devastated over the death of Camilla. As the band journeys to Aguascalientes, he hums a melancholy song over and over in a sad, low voice. The heartless Guero tells Demetrio that when...

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    When the band had almost reached Cuquio, Anastasio Montanez rides up to Demetrio and jokingly tells him about what had happened to a poor old man who had complained about the corn they had taken...

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    Early the next morning Demetrio's group left for Tepatitlan. They were to head to Cuquio from there, and then they would head to the sierra. "They thought of the mountains as of a most...

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    Demetrio and Camila made their way to a meadow where two men were camping. One man sat smoking while the other man identified as Pifanio shelled corn. Pifanio turned out to be working for the...

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    The troops are retreating from a "futile maneuver", a pointless confrontation against " a handful of routed Federals...a poor devil of a priest and a hundred misguided...

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    Demetrio and a bunch of his old comrades were getting drunk together. Their spirits were such that they were laughing at how Pancracio even shot a civilian, leaving him in the street, because he...

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    Quail begins this chapter explaining to the others that Demetrio had sent them with Luis to go back and get Camilla from her camp. The men joke of how Luis tricked Camilla into going away with...

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    Demetrio and his men find a large home that had also belonged to the cacique of Moyahua. They choose to stay there. It had been deserted and showed signs of struggle from those who left. Luis...

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    Demetrio and his men are making their way across the sierra. They are looking forward to meeting up with and defeating Monico. Demetrio is at the head of the riders, wearing his best clothing....

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    Cervantes awakens late in the afternoon, surprised to find himself lying on the hard ground in the garden. His lips are swollen, and there is blood on his hands and shirt. At once, he remembers...

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    Cervantes arrives at the banquet with a beautiful girl, "barely fourteen", whom he introduces as his future wife. She is seated between Cervantes and Guero, and the alcohol flows freely....

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    War Paint is helping the men pillage through the homes and belongings of the rich. Demetrio slept as they rummaged. Luis saw a box that was missed by the others and found two diamonds inside. He...

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    All of the soldiers sat together in groups at the tables of a restaurant in town. They looked dirty and completely disheveled. They were drinking champagne to celebrate, although Demetrio would...

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    Cervantes, who "had been hiding among a heap of ruins", ventures out as the gunfire slowly diminishes. He had found himself in the midst of a fierce battle, and, having fallen from his...

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    The rebels' spirits are lifted with news that General Pancho Villa is coming. Villa's reputation is legendary; he has been called the "Mexican Napoleon" and the "Aztec Eagle, who...

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    Although the rebel attack on Zacatecas is unsuccessful, the fighters come back "as happily as when they had marched away a few days before, pillaging every hamlet along the road, every ranch,...

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    When Demetrio arrives with his one hundred men in Fresnillo, he meets General Panfilo Natera, who is about to attack the town of Zacatecas. Natera greets him enthusiastically, and Cervantes brags,...

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    The workman joined Demetrio's men as they made their way to the alley and then to the back of the church. The men scaled the rear wall of the chapel and halted. On Demetrio's command twenty bombs...

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    They began their progress again at midnight to take the soldiers by surprise before light. Making their way into town, they knock on the door of a hut. A man came out and answered some questions...

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    Camilla doesn't show up to the dance. All are drinking and enjoying themselves, yet Demetrio misses Camilla. She claimed she was sick with a headache so she wouldn't have to go. The men leave...

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    Demetrio and his men are impressed with Luis and his ideas with reclaiming what is rightfully theirs. A couple men decide to take their women with them when they leave, and Demetrio plans on...

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    Demetrio relates that he was born in Limon, "right in the heart of the Juchipila canyon". He had a family, a house, and a patch of land. Everything was going fine until one day, when he...

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    Anastasio sits down next to Luis and begins explaining his life before the revolution. As he talks, Manteca has just won a hand of cards against Pancracio. Manteca pulls out a 20 cent silver coin...

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    Camilla follows Luis around full of admiration. She has taken to him since he arrived, and he does not want her as she obviously wants him. She tells him that she'd like to tell him something and...

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    Anastasio asks the chief to let Luis tend to his wound. Venancio isn't thrilled with this suggestion since he is "the doctor" but eventually steps back and allows it. The men watch as...

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    Two neighbor women, Pachita and Fortunata, enter the hut where Demetrio lies wounded and Remigia works, pounding corn for tortillas. Their primary reason for coming is to gossip, and they talk...

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    Luis searches for some alcohol, rags and boiled water for his injuries. Camilla offered her kindness and questioned him on how he learned to heal. She babbles on as Luis becomes lost in his own...

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    Demetrio wakes up as Camilla brings some goat's milk for him. She was the young girl who helped him when he first arrived. Her voice is melodious to him and he tells her how lovely she is. He...

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    Luis Cervantes laid down to sleep while in captivity of Demetrio and his men. Although completely exhausted, he couldn't sleep. His mind raced with how he'd come this far in the battle. The...

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    Cordoniz and Montanez are awakened by the sound of a gunshot. They leave their hut to investigate, and hear the sounds of women crying in fright and men, awakened from their slumber as well,...

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    Demetrio has just recently been shot, and the men find that both Serapio and Antonio have gone missing. The soldiers had retreated, and Demetrio begins searching for the horses that the soldiers...

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    The men awaken from their slumber and large meal from the night before. It is not yet sunrise, so it is dark, but the men are ready (with faces painted black) and waiting for the soldiers to come...

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