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THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS IN LA VIDA DE LAZARILLO DE TORMES Y DE SUS FORTUNAS Y ADVERSIDADES

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
To the modern critic, La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus aventuras y adversidades poses many problems. One cannot arrive at the book's precise meaning because the author remains unknown. If critics were to know who wrote the book, they would identify similarities between the book and the author's life to approximate the book's moral, or its lack of one. Additionally, some commentators view the book as incomplete or unfinished; although the author developed the first three tratados, the final four tratados seem short and incomplete. Does this diminish the book's purpose? Can the readers still fruitfully discover the book's meaning in an incomplete story? Modern critics have utilized the book's artistic elements, such as its linguistic structure, themes and temporal structure, to arrive at an interpretation of it. Others have compared the book with classical European folklore and other period literary works. This thesis proposes a synthesis of the latter two approaches. This thesis will analyze, using irony and foreshadowing, how the seven tratados correlate or fail to correlate with the seven deadly sins.
Title: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS IN LA VIDA DE LAZARILLO DE TORMES Y DE SUS FORTUNAS Y ADVERSIDADES.
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Name(s): Giblin, John, Author
Garcia, Martha, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: To the modern critic, La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus aventuras y adversidades poses many problems. One cannot arrive at the book's precise meaning because the author remains unknown. If critics were to know who wrote the book, they would identify similarities between the book and the author's life to approximate the book's moral, or its lack of one. Additionally, some commentators view the book as incomplete or unfinished; although the author developed the first three tratados, the final four tratados seem short and incomplete. Does this diminish the book's purpose? Can the readers still fruitfully discover the book's meaning in an incomplete story? Modern critics have utilized the book's artistic elements, such as its linguistic structure, themes and temporal structure, to arrive at an interpretation of it. Others have compared the book with classical European folklore and other period literary works. This thesis proposes a synthesis of the latter two approaches. This thesis will analyze, using irony and foreshadowing, how the seven tratados correlate or fail to correlate with the seven deadly sins.
Identifier: CFH0003769 (IID), ucf:44759 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
B.A.
Arts and Humanities, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Masters
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Subject(s): Lazarillo de Tormes
Relationship to the Seven Deadly Sins
Religious imagery
Seven tratados
Aquinas
Aquino
Nowak
Picaresca
Picaresque
Spanish Golden Age
Siglo de oro
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0003769
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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