The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

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What is Artemio Cruz's great love of his life, how does he fight for this in the Revoluation? I understand that Fuentes uses Artemio Cruz's life to parallel aspects of the Mexican Revolution. What...

What is Artemio Cruz's great love of his life, how does he fight for this in the Revoluation?

I understand that Fuentes uses Artemio Cruz's life to parallel aspects of the Mexican Revolution. What exactly is the MOST important thing that Fuentes is fighting for?

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Artemio's great love is a Native American girl named Regina. She is a soldadera, a camp follower, and they meet while sitting on a beach. Their relationship is described as pure and perfect. Regina is captured and hanged by Cruz's opponents at the beginning of the revolution. Artemio's romantic, open, and honest side seems to die with her. This is a turning...

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