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Tell Them Not to Kill Me.

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Transcript of Tell Them Not to Kill Me.


Biography of Juan Rulfo
Story summary
Plot
Elements of literature
Figurative language
Reference
Biography of Juan Rulfo
Is a Mexican novelist
Born May 16, 1917 in Sayulo, Mexico
Began writing in the 1940's
Lived through latter parts of the "cristero rebellion"
worked in a rubber factory and as a film scriptwriter
Married in 1948 and had two childeren
Summary
Juvencio Nava is asking his son Justino for help to be saved from death.
Justino refuses to help.
There's a flashback to the time Juvencio killed a man.
Juvencio lives the rest of his life in fear.
He was captured and sentenced to death.
Setting
The story takes place in three different locations:
a corral
Puerta de piedra
Palo de venado
Characters
Juvencio Nava:
The protagonist and the dynamic character.

Justino Nava:
The minor character.

Don Lupe:
The static character.

The Sergeant:
The antagonist.
Elements of Literature
Setting
Characters
Theme
Imagery
Plot
Flashback:
Juvencio remembers his dispute with Don Lupe.
Conflict:
Juvencio has conflict with Don Lupe and with the sergeant.
Justino has conflict with Juvencio
Suspense:
There's suspense within the dialogue.
Foreshadow:
Justino foreshadows Juvencio's death.


Tell Them Not to Kill Me.
By Juan Rulfo.
Presented by Luis Montero.

Content
Themes
Death
Fear
Revenge
Figurative Language
Metaphors
Similes
Hyperbole
Personification
Symbolism

Metaphors
"stinging in his stomach" line 114.

"eyes with fear" line 116.

"wind blew slowly whipping the dry earth back and forth" line 126.
Similes
"great desire to live, like a recently resuscitated man" line 33.

"Sometimes I had to go out at midnight, as though dogs were after me" line 87.

"like urine that dusty roads have." line 129.


Hyperbole
" his heart pounded with all its force against his ribs." line 120.

"They took everything away from me." line 215.
Personification
" Feeding his rotten soul." line 202.
Symbolism
The corn crops symbolize Juvencio as they are soon to wither he will also soon be dead.
The water represents help or hope and Juvencio gets no help or hope just as the corn gets no water.


Imagery
"Tell them please for God's sake" line 2.

"Justino clenched his teeth and shook his head saying no" line 16.

"Left just his wife and two little kids still crawling" line 76.
Reference
Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2014). Juan Rulfo. Retrieved from: https://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/512628/Juan-Rulfo

GradeSaver. (2014). Biography of Juan Rulfo. Retrieved from: https://www.gradesaver.com/author/juan-rulfo/
Biography continued
He only had two published narrative works, which were "El llano en llamas" and "Pedro Paramo"
He became director of the editorial department of the National Institute for Indigenous Studies
Died January 7th 1986 in Mexico City.
Point of View

It's a third person point of view.
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