Esteban's Objectification Of Women

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The objectification of women, which reduces them to an almost sub-human level, is more than just a philosophy for Trueba. His actions are quite in line with his words. On his very first foray into Las Tres Marias, Trueba commits a savage rape, "Esteban did not remove his clothes. He attacked her savagely, thrusting himself into her without preamble, with unnecessary brutality." (57) The women whom Esteban rapes are not remarkable to him, because he views them as his belongings and feels eligible to use them as sexual objects. He thinks that he owns the land and the people. The peasants are helpless to stand up against him as he is both a patriarch and a tyrant. As a well-known political figure, Esteban certainly would not have written in his
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