Song about poor people Gabriel García Márquez writes in the tradition of Realismo Magico along with other famous Latin American authors such as Luís Borges. García Márquez’s work discusses social issues, which affect his region, Argentina. Usually, his writing protests against the injustices the people of his country suffer under the hand of an oppressive government as well as poor economic conditions brought about by colonizing and industrial nations, such as the United States. The story, “La siesta del martes,” follows this tradition. This story details the hardship of a mother and her daughter who loose one of their beloved relatives who dies in the process of committing a robbery. Through the use of symbols and symbolic characters, García Márquez presents the difficulties the impoverished and other marginalized peoples must face when dealing with an oppressive patriarchal society. The opening scene of the story provides a symbol of stark contrast between the two worlds existing in the society of the mother and child. As they speed along in the train toward their destination, they look out the window to examine the scenery. At one point, the mother notes the difference in scenery between one side of the train a
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The mother asks for admittance from a strange voice at the door. This represents the rural world of Latin America, where poor families must subsist on the little they make from the production of crops - primarily for exportation. When she relates to the priest the identity of her son, he is surprised. They carry a cheap, plastic bag, which contains their lunch; this shows they are too poor to afford to purchase food in the town where they will be arriving. Because they do not possess an identity and belong to a gender long oppressed by outside and internal forces in the society of Latin American countries, the mother and daughter symbolize all of the people who are marginalized by the patriarchal society. While this viewpoint might appear somewhat extreme, GarcA-a MArquez uses it to call attention to the desperation that poverty imposes on people. Yet, this is a momentary allusion, for the action continues as the mother and daughter begin to walk toward a red, metallic house. On one side she sees the fields used for producing agriculture and wagons being drawn by oxen, which carry the harvested food. With this description, the reader may infer that their errand involves the death of a family member or close friend. With this image the story ends, showing the willpower of the poor to continue on with their life, despite the terrible circumstances they must experience. The narrator notes that the houses of the town are modeled after the banana company, making reference to the presence of foreign, industrialized nations in Latin American. The author defends the poor and gives them a voice through the mother of this story. The priest"tms defense of the colonel represents the church"tms ability to overlook or condone the unnecessarily violent actions of the military in Latin American countries.
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