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 . In this chapter, Octavio Paz discusses the fact that machismo is an offshoot of Mexican historical patterns. He relates . The symbol of this violation is doña Malinche, the mistress of Cortés. When we shout “¡Viva México, hijos de la chingada!. 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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It is impossible not to notice the resemblance between the figure of the macho octaviio that of the Spanish conquistador. Only when they are alone, during the great moments of life, do they dare to show themselves as they really are.

She attracts and repels like men of an alien dr or nationality. Of a nameless wrong: 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.

Ni siquiera lo ve. This separation was a necessary and inevitable act, because every life that is truly autonomous begins as a break with its family and its past.

He must live alone, without witnesses. The class is stronger than the individual and his personality dissolves in the generic. Mas una diferencia radical nos separa. What distinguishes one historical event from another is its historical character: They are all machos, chingones.


We reveal ourselves as we really are. Capitalism deprives him of his human nature this does not happen to the servant by reducing him to an element in the work process, i. We must confront them ourselves.

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Our shout strips us naked and discloses the wound that we alternately flaunt and conceal, but it does not show us the causes of this separation from, and negation of, the Mother, not even when we recognize that such a rupture has occurred.

A pesar de su desnudez —redonda, plena—en las formas de la mujer siempre hay algo que desvelar:. Nos manifestamos tales como somos de verdad. Cuando algo se rompe; decimos: The persecutor is soon transformed into the persecuted. And he does not affirm himself as a mixture, but rather as an abstraction: In this shout we condemn our pctavio and deny our hybridism.

Chingarthen, is to do violence to another. Nosotros, en cambio, luchamos con entidades imaginarias, vestigios del pasado o fantasmas engendrados por nosotros mismos.


Its real meaning is no different from that of the verb chingar and its derivatives. Esto es, todos aquellos quo no son lo que nosotros somos. And yet she is the cruel incarnation of the feminine condition. And in its own way, it is just: He comes from far away: His jokes are huge and individual, and they always end in absurdity.


The machines he operates are not his and neither are the things he produces. Nevertheless, it would be a mistake to use these analogies to explain that lx to Christ, just as it would be to attribute that devotion to a mere survival of the cult of the sons of gods. Para encarnar esas virtudes crea personajes de razas antiguas y no-europeas. When this moment arrives, it will resolve all our contradictions by annihilating them, but meanwhile I want to point out that the most extraordinary fact of our situation is that we are enigmatic not only to strangers but also to ourselves.

This phenomenon of a return to the maternal womb, so well known to the psychologist, is without doubt one of the determining causes of the swift popularity of the cult of the Virgin.

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