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 AnzaldĂșa.

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In sum, as a vivid awareness of solitude, both historical and personal. El contenido concreto de esas representaciones depende de cada espectador.

En Colombia, chingarse es llevarse un chasco. El terror obedece al mismo principio. In addition to resentment, there is that delight in contrasts which produced the Baroque style and the drama of great Spanish painting. Confusamente reflejan nuestra intimidad: She attracts and repels like men of an alien race or nationality. Se vuelve hijo de la Nada.

On the one band, the Father embodies the generative power, the origin of life, whether he be Jehovah, God the Creator, or Zeus, king of creation, ruler of the cosmos.

The anecdote about the man who “cured” the headache of a drinking companion by emptying his pistol into his head is well known. In Chile, Peru and Ecuador a chingana is a tavern. It would be a resurrection. But whatever may be malincye origin of hjos attitudes, the fact is that the essential attribute of the macho power almost always reveals itself as a capacity for wounding, humiliating, annihilating.

El conocimiento que no poseeremos nunca, la suma de nuestra definitiva ignorancia: On the other hand, there is lso devotion to Christ as the Son of God, as amlinche youthful God, above all as the victimized Redeemer. They too carry about with them, in rags, a still-living past. It is Nothingness itself.


Their wealth or their influence in government allows them to maintain a flock of supporters whom the people call, most appositely, lambiscones from the word lamer: Or does she think? Nothing is more natural, therefore, than his indifference toward the offspring he engenders.

Porque todo lo que es el mexicano actual, como se ha visto, puede reducirse a esto: Our courtesy may be attractive but our reserve is chilling, and the stranger is always disconcerted by the unforeseen violence that lacerates us, by the solemn or convulsive splendor of our fiestas, by our cult of death.

Man is nostalgic and in search for communion.

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Al esculpirlas, se esculpe. Not a Mother of flesh and blood but a mythical figure. Each country has its own. The essays are predominantly concerned with the theme of Mexican identity and demonstrate how, at the end of the existential labyrinth, there is a profound feeling of solitude.

In almost every culture the goddesses of creation are also goddesses of destruction. Todos los hombres sometidos a su imperio la padecen. In a certain sense it is a transposition of the capitalist system to the social and political sphere. Lz is pure incommunication, a solitude that devours itself and everything it touches.

Woman is a living symbol of the strangeness of the universe and its radical heterogeneity. Once again, certain pathetic and plastic fatality, we are presented with the image of a skyrocket that climbs into the sky, bursts in malincye shower of sparks and then falls in darkness.

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The following selections come from pages of the Grove Press translation by Lysander Kemp. Finally, there is malincue especial veneration for God the Father in the Trinity.


They are the hijos de la chingada: They are words that say nothing and say everything. We are the only persons who can answer the questions asked us by reality and our own being.

The persecutor is soon transformed into jijos persecuted. They are impalpable and invincible because they are not outside us but within us. To discover it would mean nothing less than to return to our origins, to reunite ourselves with our ancestry, to break out of our solitude.


Or to put it another way: In Spain chingar means to drink a great deal, to get drunk. In a certain sense all of us, by the simple fact of being born nijos woman, are hijos de la Chingadasons of Eve. Our hermeticism is baffling or even offensive to strangers, and it has created the legend of the Mexican as an inscrutable being.

And he does not affirm himself as a mixture, but rather as an abstraction: To the country of broken and worn-out things. Cuando salen, lo hacen brusca, brutalmente, en forma de alarido, de reto, de ofensa. La propaganda difunde verdades incompletas, en serie y por piezas sueltas. Who is the Chingada?