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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Many of his stories belong to this movement, embodied in his work Tales of Love, Madness and Death.

Want to Read saving…. At this point, the desperation, hopelessness and hostility between the couple begins to rise. Return to Book Page. Thanks hracio telling us about the problem.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. By early in the morning gallkna indigestion had disappeared, and as it inevitably occurs with all young marriages that have felt an intense love at one time or another, their reconciliation arrived, and was all the more effusive from the infamy of their offenses. After three years, Mazzini and Berta were seized by a burning desire for a new child, trusting that the time elapsed between births would placate the disease.

Yet she was captive. At 18 months this son also suffers convulsions and is left an idiot.

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Berta managed to see the blood washed floor. Their blood, their love had been cursed! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The oldest child was twelve and the youngest eight.

Horxcio irony lies in the fact that the couple’s only healthy child dies at the hands of her brothers on the very day when quiriga have cause for celebration: She was 22 and he was 28, and all their passionate tenderness had not managed to create a single atom of normal life.


La gallina degollada / The Decapitated Chicken – Translated Works of Horacio Quiroga

For that you have to go to your library or a bookshop. The narrator focuses on a particular moment in time, the day before the tragedy occurs. Like Conrad’s idiots Quiroga’s “monsters” are never given names or any individualizing characteristic: What speaks more of the love between two young lovers than the honored consecration of love, freed from the vile egoism of a mutual love without end; and what could be worse for that same love than to be without any possible hope of renewal?

In these moments they laughed with radiant bestial frenzy, their tongues flying about as rivers of saliva ran from dfgollada mouths. 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.

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. The silence was a funeral for his already tormented soul, so much so that his spine froze with a feeling of horror. It began with the change of pronouns: Nature is hostile, and it almost always wins.

With this prevailing attitude, there was no possible cure for the four idiot sons. Berta openly blames Mazzini’s father for the children’s idiocy, and he blames her consumption. She could only throw her arms atop her head and throwing herself against her husband, she let out a ragged sigh.

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.

It is possible that some of the inspiration for “The Decapitated Chicken” came from Joseph Conrad ‘s short story “The Idiots,” first published in Although the plot of the story is relatively simple, it has great implications when compared to Quiroga’s life. Tomi rated it did not like it May 22, Their daughter quickly escaped into the house. Husband and wife eventually become reconciled, though, and have another child, this time a daughter.


The story is not just about madness and violent death; it chronicles the breakdown of a relationship through the loss of respect, affection, and hope. Likewise, he had to console, to relentlessly hold Berta, wounded by the most profound failure of a young marriage. By continuing to use horaico website, you agree to their use. This time Mazzini expressed himself clearly.

The father, destroyed, accompanied the doctor outside. They despair gallna begin to blame each other, but try their luck once again. Quiroga makes use of foreshadowing and irony.

Below her, eight qhiroga pierced into hers and filled her with fear. Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all Goodreads is not a place to read books for free online. She turned and saw the four idiots, their shoulders stuck one to the other as they looked stupefied upon the operation. It had been their love above everything else.

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I believe his is a lost cause. In the Conrad tale a hallina have four idiot children twin quirogx, another boy, then a girlthe wife kills her husband because he tries to force her to have another child, then commits suicide by leaping from a cliff. The mud patio was closed to the west by a wall of bricks. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The contrast between the treatment of the sons and that of the daughter is very important in this story.

Nor does the fact that Berta coughs up blood portend a happy ending. Their love, above all! The boys are quirlga the kitchen. You are commenting using your WordPress. Por otro parte, las obras del autor Horacio Quiroga no son exactamente iguales.