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Copy of Adios, Cordera!
Transcript of Copy of Adios, Cordera!
Joyce Co & Lance Mirabueno
Some of his Works:
25 April 1852 – 13 June 1901
born in Zamora
Asturian realist novelist
also known as Clarín
died in Oviedo
-lived in León and Guadalajara
-until he moved to Oviedo in 1865
-studied Bachillerato (high school)
and began his law studies
-lived in Madrid from 1871 to 1878,
where he began his career as a journalist
-adopted the pen-name "Clarín" in 1875
-graduated with the thesis El Derecho y la Moralidad (Law and Morality) in 1878
-taught in Zaragoza from 1882 to 1883
-In 1883 he returned to Oviedo to take up
a position as professor of Roman law.
La Regenta (The Regent's Wife) (1884–85) [Novel]
Su único hijo (His Only Son) (1890) [Novel]
Doña Berta (1892)
¡Adiós, Cordera! (1892)
Cuentos morales (Moral Stories) (1896)
El gallo de Sócrates (Socrates' Rooster) (1900)
Leopoldo García-Alas y Ureña
Anton de Chinta - the father of the two kids. He is hardworking, but poor.
Pinín - a young boy and twin of Rosa. He is bolder than his sister, though still affectionate.
Rosa - a young girl and the twin of Pinín. She is curious, quieter, sweet.
Cordera - the cow of the family. She is a mother figure to the
twins and a symbol of the cycle of poverty of the family.
The story is about
two twin boys: Pinin and Rosa,
who along with his father and Cordera:
Anton of Chinta, live in the meadow Somonte and go different
ways of discovering the progress around them represented by the train and the pole telegraph.
Children when they see the train pass for the first time
is excited, however, Cordera gets nervous.
When it takes some time, children and Cordera,
barely noticed their presence.
On the other hand the father
of the boys, does not want to sell Cordera,
because it was like a mother or a grandmother to her
children, having killed his wife some time ago. A man offered
him more than he sought but he refused to sell it. In the end, when the landlord came to visit him and to realize what was his state economic Cordera decides to sell at a lower price.
Children to learn the news and were very sad
when they saw the train move with
the cattle off of the Cordera,
knowing that would have lead
to the slaughter.
And when they are older,
Pinin have to go to war and repeats
the farewell: Rosa is dismissed from his brother
and returns to do with the Cordera, comparing to the
soldiers and cows that lead to the slaughter.