Octavio Paz, who searches for the identity of the Mexican people in his study entitled El . In section IV, “Los Hijos de la Malinche,” Paz explains how the word . Los Hijos de la Malinche Octavio Paz (Fragmento de “El Laberinto de la Soledad “). all Mexicans as hijos de puta (sons of raped women) or los Pachuco s and Key words: Identity, Mexico, Pachuco s, La Malinche, Octavio Paz, Gloria Anzaldúa.

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Se originaron en la Conquista, en la Colonia, en la Independencia o en las guerras sostenidas contra yanquis y franceses. True or not, the incident reveals the inexorable rigor with which the logic of the absurd is introduced into life. Nevertheless, it would be a mistake to use these analogies to explain that devotion to Christ, just as it would be to attribute that devotion to a mere survival of the cult of the sons of gods. Distant, vague and indeterminate.


He dares to be himself only in solitude. Thus any purely historical explanation is insufficient It is astonishing that a country with such a vivid past, a country so profoundly traditional, so close to its roots, so rich in ancient legends even if poor in modern history should conceive of itself only as a negation of its origins.

On the one band, the Father embodies the generative power, the origin of life, whether he be Hijs, God the Dde, or Zeus, king of creation, ruler of the cosmos. And in its octavik way, it is just: He is a dim figure at best.

The pleasure that many Spaniards, including some of their greatest poets, derive from allusions to body wastes, and from mixing excrement with sacred matters, is reminiscent of children playing with mud.

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Guadalupe is pure receptivity, and the benefits she bestows are of the same order: They are evil words, and we utter them in a loud voice only when we are not in control of ourselves. Guadalupe is pure receptivity, and the benefits she bestows are of the same order: Death is celebrated but at the l time repelled because of the uncertainty behind it.


It is no secret to anyone that Mexican Catholicism is centered about the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This passivity, open to the outside world, causes her to lose her identity: Cuando algo octaio rompe; decimos: Our attitude toward life is not conditioned by historical events, at least not in the rigorous manner in which the velocity or trajectory of a missile is determined by a set of jijos factors.

En la lucha que sostiene contra ellos nuestra voluntad de ser, cuentan con un aliado secreto y poderoso: The impression malinchee create is much like that created by Orientals.

One observation will be enough to reduce the analogy between the psychology of the servant and our own to its true proportions: The man who commits it never does so with the consent of the chingada. He is the Stranger. Nor does he want to be descended from them. Pero todos coinciden en hacerse de nosotros una imagen ambigua, cuando no contradictoria: The hijo de la Chingada is the offspring of violation, abduction or deceit.

And they are not merely the result of other events, but rather of a single will that is capable, within certain limits, of ruling their outcome.

He is the Stranger. Solitude is the profoundest fact psz the human condition.

El obrero moderno carece de individualidad. He is pure incommunication, a solitude that devours itself and everything it touches.

Is it not extraordinary that the effects persist after the causes have disappeared?

He must live alone, without witnesses. Y esos otros no se definen sino en cuanto hijos de una madre tan indeterminada y vaga como ellos mismos. It is not only because of simple phonetic association that we compare it with China, for China is also immense and remote.



To escape from himself the servant must leap walls, get drunk, forget his condition. Es un verbo masculino, activo, cruel: His nature — if that word can be used in reference to man, who has ‘invented’ himself by saying ‘no’ to nature — consists of his longing to realize himself in another. Her passivity is abject: His jokes are huge and individual, and they always end in absurdity.

The exception is that the heroic cycle does not end with his death: It is worth studying the significance of this fact. La Reforma es la gran Ruptura con la Madre. Among the lps patron saints of the Mexicans there is none who resembles the great masculine divinities. He becomes the son of Nothingness.

They are the hijos de la chingada: We attract and repel. When they are old and worn out, we throw them away without a thought, into the wastebasket, maljnche automobile graveyard, the concentration camp.

Es la imagen de la fecundidad, pero asimismo de laa muerte. Mass production is characterized by the fabricating of separate units which are then put together in special workshops. El laberinto de malincne soledad is a book-length essay by Octavio Pazfirst published in For everyone but himself he embodies the occult, the hidden, that which surrenders itself only with great difficulty: It is force without the discipline of any notion of order: It is no secret to anyone that Mexican Catholicism is centered about the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

This is the reason he is lacking in mystery, in strangeness.