The Underdogs Marians Azuela Analysis

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In Mariano Azuela’s novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs, Azuela writes about character that were influenced by the Mexican Revolution. The main character and protagonist is a man by the name of Demetrio Macias. Macias, his wife, and their young son stayed on a farm until the Federale soldiers came. Macias was forced to abandon his family and meets with a group of rebels along the way of his travel to fight President Huerta. Macias and his men are following the legendary Francisco “Pancho” Villa, who is the most important revolutionary leader from northern Mexico (Azuela XI). Even though Macias, who eventually moves up in rank and becomes general after he joins Pancho Villa’s army, he seems to a bit share the same view as the enemy.…show more content…
Cervantes is the first to come to this decision and joins the rebels. He said, “…I was pursed, trapped, and made a prisoner all for having said something in favor of the revolutionaries (Azuela 20).” Eventually, Macias comes to the same conclusion as well when he goes back to fight in the battle when all of his men are long gone and he been abandoned by Cervantes. The conversation between Cervantes and Solis shed some light on the issues of disillusionment. Solis says to Cervantes when he asked if Solis grown tired of the revolution. Solis says, “Tired? I am twenty-five years old and, as you see, I have good health to spare...Disillusioned? Perhaps (Azuela…show more content…
He rejects her intentions because of her lower-class origin. Macias is a man of Cervantes always call Camila a curro, which is a derogatory term city slicker use to look down on the poor (Azuela 137). Based on gender, most of the women chose to stay behind and care for the soldiers on the sidelines, while others, such as War Paint and Camila, choose to take part in the revolution. Women like Camila and War Paint chose diverse ways to take part. War Paint was an armed female who eventually joins Macias and his men. At first, she was interested in Macias until he made the comment that women won’t accompany the men that Camila asked his to say because she was afraid of War Paint. War Paint was extremely jealous of Camila to the point she kills
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