Sacrifice In Rosita Lorca's Don Critobita

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It’s the epitome that Don Critobita has bought her and now can use her for whatever he likes, and Rosita has no clause to raise, no voice against her master and nowhere to go in that society. She is the pictogram of sacrifice, inner restlessness, slavery, and cruelty of the un-kind Spanish society that it inflicts upon the females. She has no voice of her own, and even if she tries to speak, her voice is subdued by the rules and customs of the society that doesn’t acknowledge such things. Rebellion of any kind against the master is unacceptable. The males are the makers of the fate of the females and they bend their fate to whatever path that suits them. Females like Rosita have nothing to do to just subdue to that path or fate decided for…show more content…
I’ll always do just as I want to.” Act. 1. Page. 68. And there is no one stopping her for fulfilling her saying. She is a lioness who is not afraid of any customs and wild people around her. She knows how to defend her prestige, identity and her chastity from the hyenas of the Spanish society. She insults her husband, talks bluntly to him, degrades him, talks with the young people through the window, and holds her husband to be a fool. The situation has gone tipsy curvy here. All these things are, usually, said by the men and women are the listeners. But this time around, the situation is reversed. She speaks and he listens and eventually subdues to her for he can’t control her. He defines her as “she’s always herself!” Act.1. Page. 69. The Shoemaker’s wife is not a flirt. She talks with the people just to fulfill her time and passions keeping her chastity and integrity intact. Whereas, the Shoemaker is a timid. He is afraid of all things like priest, women, and society around him. He doesn’t want to the mouthpiece of everyone in the town because of his wife. In order to avoid all this, he left the town leaving his wife alone to her fate. When she receives the news that her husband has left the town never to return, she does get perturbed for a while. She exclaims, “What’s going to happen to me all alone in life? Oh! Oh! Oh!” Act. 1. Page. 79. Everyone blames her for the departure of her husband but she is not the one to be overwhelmed by this criticism or so called shallow blames of the society. She is ready to face them all. She confesses her love for her husband and is resolute to defend her life and territory against all odds of the society. She proves to the world that living a life of her own is not a crime. Its not compulsory upon her to abide by all what is said or enforced upon her. She doesn’t like to be shackled but to live
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