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. La gallina degollada has ratings and 63 reviews. Rizo said: Demasiado crudo para mi gusto personal (teniendo en cuenta el tema en cuestiĆ³n), mas he d .

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The narrator focuses on a particular moment in time, the day before the tragedy occurs.

The Decapitated Chicken (La Gallina Degollada) by Horacio Quiroga, |

Trivia About The Decapitated C After three years, however, they begin to long for another child to make up for the four “beasts” they have already produced. Quiroga slowly develops the suspense and augments the tension between the pair until the end of the story.

With Bertita, the parents believed they had overcome their problems. His mother remarried, but a few years after the wedding, his stepfather committed suicide. In the tragic tale The Decapitated Chicken, there are several symbols that show, as a reflection of the author’s own love life, the toxic relationship of a failing marriage.

The parents respond quirogw this tragedy with “new flames of aching love” in hopes of another son, but once again the same tragedy occurs.

Post a new comment 2 comments. Disaster is inevitable; all that remains to be revealed is the unfolding of the tragedy. Author and creation united in the lines Horracio Abierta 1. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Nor does the fact that Berta coughs up blood portend a happy ending.

In this gory tale, Quiroga uses a lot of foreshadowing. According to Beardsell, “if ever there was an author whose fiction cannot be separated from his life, it is Quiroga As in the majority of Quiroga’s works, he presents his story in a manner that is impartial and apathetic towards the characters. There is also a kind of reverse symbolism.


Yet his tone is never warm or intimate, never confessional, rarely personal in any degree. Fearful that their dear daughter, the object of such affection, is at death’s door, they fight all night over who is to blame.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. The narrator focuses on a particular moment in time, the day before the tragedy occurs. When their precious daughter becomes sick, they lose their confidence and once again begin to fight.

In Quiroga there are eight references to animal qualities: At the same time the child’s mother is showing the first signs of consumption. In the first, a nine-year-old girl falls in love with an older man.

The doctor attributes the illness and its effects to hereditary disease, which the reader may deduce to be syphilis. The retarded sons watch with fascination until the mother comes and throws them out of the kitchen in a rather cruel manner.

Old and in failing health, he realized that he was left completely alone at the end of a life full of suffering, and committed suicide on February 19th, He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive. Winter,pp.

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Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. The hope of creating a healthy son slowly changes into resentment and apprehension. Introduction by George D. Nor does the fact that Berta coughs up blood portend a happy ending.


La gallina degollada by Horacio Quiroga (1 star ratings)

Too crude for my personal taste considering the subject in questionhowever I must acknowledge that it’s a really good short story for being able to create such an emotional impact. In Quiroga there are comments such as “paying for the excesses of their grandfathers,” “the terrifying line of descent,” “rotten progeny.

He describes the “certain imitative quality” of the sons’ behavior, which later will be manifested in violence. Quiroga makes use of foreshadowing and irony. Twins are born and they, too, become retarded. For Quiroga, “reality is much more brutal than fantasy Fiction. Both tales depict growing hopelessness and the breakdown of a once happy marriage. The parents have a violent argument in which the accusations are no longer veiled.

During the morning the four sons see the maid killing a chicken and are fascinated by the sight of blood draining from the bird’s neck.

Por otro parte, las obras del autor Horacio Quiroga no son exactamente iguales. On her fourth birthday little Bertita falls ill, having eaten a surfeit of sweets; in contrast with her brothers she is spoiled and gllina. In Quiroga shot and killed his best friend, Frederick Ferrando, by accident Danielson