Como Agua Para Chocolate: una permeacion simbolica

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Humanities
Department Languages and Literature
Author Migliore de Helfer, Sonia V
Title Como Agua Para Chocolate: una permeacion simbolica
Date 1995-05-11
Description The purpose of this work is to analyze Como agua para chocolate, a contemporary work by the Mexican writer Laura Esquivel. Reading this novel, I was impressed with the description of food which permeates throughout the conceptualization of this literary narration. The symbolism of edibles and the profound impact of their effect invade the dynamics connecting the individual, society, and woman as a single identity. This thesis attemps to show the development of the culinary theme as a tool. Esquivel utilizes it to cope with a level that surpassess the common, every day survival and thereby penetrates the socio-individual-cultural stratum that is intricately developed. The Nutrition;al symbolism, the Mexican Revolution, the love, the hate, the memories, the infancy, the passion, and other issues, form a conglomérate of actions and make us confront an analytical world with psyco-sociological depth. The dismemberment of the Mexican woman that Esquivel presents is a challenge to my own Latin-American heritage. The structure of Chocolate will be defined as a socio-individual rebellion presenting the idiosyncracies of a period that explains the present.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Food in literature; Laura Esquivel
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MA
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "Como Agua Para Chocolate: una permeacion simbolica" J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections PC15.5 1995 .M53
Rights Management © Sonia V. Migliore de Helfer
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