Octavio Paz, who searches for the identity of the Mexican people in his study entitled El . In section IV, “Los Hijos de la Malinche,” Paz explains how the word . Los Hijos de la Malinche Octavio Paz (Fragmento de “El Laberinto de la Soledad “). all Mexicans as hijos de puta (sons of raped women) or los Pachuco s and Key words: Identity, Mexico, Pachuco s, La Malinche, Octavio Paz, Gloria Anzaldúa.

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But the separation still hurts. History, which could not tell us anything about the nature of our feelings and conflicts, can now show us how that break came about and how we have attempted to transcend our solitude.

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They constitute a sacred language like those of children, poetry and sects. It would not be difficult to perceive certain homosexual inclinations also, such as the use and abuse of the pistol, a phallic symbol which discharges death rather than life, and the fondness for exclusively masculine guilds.

Retrieved from ” https: That is why the feeling of orphanhood is the constant background of our political endeavors and our personal conflicts. Neither in her nor in the Virgin do we find traces of oxtavio darker attributes of the great goddesses: This conception of social life as combat fatally divides society into the strong and the weak.


The Mexican and his Mexicanism must be defined as separation and negation. En esta esfera es imposible escindir causas y efectos. In his analysis, he expresses how the humanists take a primary role as the intellectuals of the country.


In Colombia chingarse means to be disappointed. Mystery is an occult llos or efficacy that does not obey us, and we never know how or when it will manifest itself. This represents the way in which the Mexicans have inherited two distinct cultures, the Spanish and the Indigenous, but by denying one part of their identity, they become stuck in a world of solitude. Hay tantos matices como entonaciones: En efecto, toda mujer, aun la que se da voluntariamente, es desgarrada, chingada por el hombre.

We still suffer from that wound. He is pure incommunication, a solitude that devours itself and everything it touches. En suma, chingar es hacer malunche sobre otro. There is nothing surprising about df cult of the young emperor,” the only hero at the summit of art, “an image of the sacrificed son and there is also nothing surprising about the curse that weighs against La Malinche.

O los cambiamos a nuestros aliados o enemigos por otros objetos.

El hombre aparte, que ha renunciado a su clase, a su origen o a su patria. In this chapter, Octavio Paz discusses the fact that machismo is an offshoot of Mexican historical patterns. Blasphemy, as Machado wrote, is a prayer in reverse. It is not difficult to understand the origins of this attitude toward us. In Chile and Argentina a petard se chinga when it fails to explode, and businesses that fail, fiestas that are rained out, actions that are not completed, also se chingan.

He is a dim figure at best.

Servants, slaves or races victimized by an outside power the North American Negro, for example struggle against a concrete reality. And no one can escape from this fierce dialectic, not even the leaders themselves. It is force without the discipline of any notion of order: Adolescents, when they want to appear like men, speak them in a hoarse voice.


In sum, she is the Mother of orphans. Nuestro recelo provoca el ajeno. Who is the Chingada? Esto es, todos aquellos quo no son lo que nosotros somos.

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History, then, can clarify the origins of many of our phantasms, but it cannot dissipate them. The Mexican venerates a bleeding and humiliated Christ, yijos Christ who has been beaten by the soldiers and condemned by the judges, because he sees in him a transfigured image of his own identity.

At the outset, a part of society regards the extermination of other groups with indifference, or even contributes to their persecution, because it is corrupted by internal octavip. Women also repeat them, sometimes to demonstrate their freedom of spirit, sometimes to prove the truth of their feelings. We reveal ourselves as we really are. This explains the success of the contemptuous adjective malinchista recently put into circulation by the newspapers to denounce all those who have hijoos corrupted by foreign influences.

If we do not mass produce products, we vie with one another in the difficult, exquisite and useless art of dressing fleas. The macho represents the masculine pole of life.

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