I am FUCKING PROUD of this essay, in which I compared the gruesome short story La gallina degollada, or The Decapitated Chicken, to the tortured life and. Un cuento de terror escrito por Horacio Quiroga. Fue publicado en en Argentina. | See more ideas about Hens, Sisters and Biography. La gallina degollada has ratings and 63 reviews. Rizo said: Demasiado crudo para mi gusto personal (teniendo en cuenta el tema en.

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Even in these times of full forgiveness, forgetfulness, and reconquered happiness could she avoid such a horrid sight!

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The parents respond to this tragedy with “new flames of aching love” in hopes of another son, but once again the same tragedy occurs. Post a new comment. Cuentos de amor, de locura y de muerte. Everything is described with words of horror and lugubriousness: This site uses cookies. Many of his stories belong to this movement, embodied in his work Tales of Love, Madness and Death. At the end of degpllada story, which is not for the weak of heart, the retarded sons drag their sister into the kitchen and kill her in the same manner agllina the hen.

la gallina degollada and horacio quiroga

Return to Book Page. Nov 16, Rizo rated it did not like it Shelves: Horacio Quiroga is a genius. With the twins, the deadly line of descent had seemed to reach its conclusion. Because Berta does not conceive right away they become bitter and resentful, no longer supporting one another but making veiled accusations about who is to blame for the children’s illness.


What did you say? She then went back and picked up a kerosene bucket and placed it vertically on the chair, and with this she triumphed.

Yet behind their immense bitterness Mazzini and Berta maintained a great compassion for their four sons.

She paused and thoughtfully watched the crest of the sun dip behind the wall. Meanwhile, the four idiots had not moved all day from their bench.

His Ten Rules for the Quirgoa Storytellerdedicated to young writers, provides certain contradictions with his own work. The couple decide to go out for the day with Bertita.

Berta, who had run upon hearing the anguished cry of Mazzini responded with a scream of her own. The silence was a funeral for his already tormented soul, so much so that his spine froze with a feeling of horror. After lunch everyone left. Husband and wife eventually become reconciled, though, and have another child, this time a daughter.

I would have had children like the rest of the world.

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Nature is hostile, and it almost always wins. When they were bathed they mooed until their faces ga,lina with blood. The child stayed profoundly a bubbling idiot, limp, dead to the world on the knees of his mother.


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The relevance of the title is not immediately apparent, but it does presage a violent death, as do the descriptions of the boys’ animal behavior, particularly when they see the chicken slaughtered. Since the first poisoned dispute, all respect had been lost between the pair; and if there is one thing which a man feels with cruel intention, once begun, is the complete humiliation of another person. For nine nightmarish days Quiroga nursed her as she slowly and painfully died Yale 1.

According to Beardsell, “if ever there was an author whose fiction cannot be separated from his life, it is Quiroga In the afternoon Bertita escapes from her parents and wanders into the yard. The narrator focuses on a particular moment in time, the day before the tragedy occurs. Husband and wife eventually become reconciled, though, and have another child, this time a daughter. When a healthy daughter is finally born, the parents are ecstatic.