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THE DECAPITATED CHICKEN (La gallina degollada) Source for information on The Decapitated Chicken (La Gallina Degollada) by Horacio Quiroga, Translated Works of Horacio Quiroga La gallina degollada / The Decapitated Chicken. Illustration. The Decapitated Chicken. All day long the. Un cuento de terror escrito por Horacio Quiroga. Fue publicado en en Argentina. | See more ideas about Hens, Sisters and Biography.

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Below her, eight eyes pierced into hers and filled her with fear. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. What speaks more of the love between two young lovers than the honored consecration of love, freed from the vile egoism of a mutual love without end; and what could be worse for that same love than to be without any possible hope of renewal?

At the same time the child’s mother is showing the first signs of consumption. They watched as their sister succeeded patiently in gaining her equilibrium and how on her tiptoes she was able to support herself with her neck out over the edge of the wall, her hands straining to keep her up. And so a son was born, his health and gleaming smile resurrected their extinguished future.

The emotions from the terrible night before were, without a doubt, responsible for her condition. The sun had already begun to move toward the wall, hiding itself from view; and yet they continued to sit, staring at the bricks, more inert than ever. Their sister, exhausted after five hours of paternal love, wanted to see something on her own account.

Throw them out, I tell you. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

When neither solution nor solace are forthcoming, he turns against the church with renewed anger. This site uses cookies. The Decapitated Chicken All day long the four idiot sons of the Mazzini-Ferraz marriage sat on the bench beside the patio. They spent the whole day sitting in the patio, void of any motherly love.

The bench was parallel to vallina wall, about qulroga feet away, and there they sat motionless with their eyes fixed on the bricks.


La gallina degollada

I would have had children like the rest of the world. After three months of marriage, Mazzini and Berta were beginning to familiarize themselves with the love of a man and woman and husband and wife toward a more vital future: History of a Troubled Love and Past Love deal with the same theme that haunted the author in his personal life: They later have a daughter who is healthy and normal, but this child is butchered by her four brothers.

During the morning the four sons see the maid killing a chicken and are fascinated degolllada the sight of blood draining from the bird’s neck. Clinical description “Their tongues protruded from between their lips; their eyes ga,lina dull; their mouths hung open as they turned their heads” alternates with more subjective matter marked by qualificative adjectives “pro-found despair”rhetorical questions, and exclamations intended to convey the parents’ fears and anguish.

La gallina degollada / The Decapitated Chicken – Translated Works of Horacio Quiroga

At last she decided upon a chair missing a seat, but still she could not see over the wall. Other times, aligned gallona the bench, they spent whole hours humming in imitation of the electric trolley-line. He qhiroga stories which, in their jungle settings, use degollxda supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive. By now they have shifted from “great compassion for their four sons” to overt hostility, demonstrated by the increasingly strong language used to describe the boys—”monsters,” “four poor beasts”—and the fact that they are kept in the yard.

He sets the scene briefly but with hiracio detail the ages, physical and mental condition of the children, and the state of their parents’ marriage and then steps back in time to fill out additional background, all of which is intended to prepare the reader for the eventual outcome of the tale. Have her examined thoroughly. In their dirty and disheveled appearance the absolute lack of maternal care could easily be noticed.

So naturally, the parents began to place all their love and contentment onto their daughter, who took advantage of their indulgence to grow spoiled and ill-behaved.


What did you say? When they were bathed they mooed until their faces flushed with blood. After three years, however, they begin to long for another child to make up for the four “beasts” they have already produced. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: At 18 months this son also suffers convulsions and is degollad an idiot.

In the first, a nine-year-old girl falls in love with an older man. Mazzini took her in horaio arms for a long while as defollada wept desperately, neither one dared to utter a word.

The mere thought of them horrified her, as if they had been some atrocious act she had been forced to perform. Yet in their inevitable reconciliations their souls united with doubled fury and a yearning for a new child. The little girl recovers from her indigestion, but on the next day Berta coughs up blood.

The fear of seeing her die or remain in a state of stupor opened once again that eternal wound. Violently, he shoved opened the half-closed door and let out a scream of horror.

They went on like this with each confrontation more violent than the last until a moan from Bertita sealed their lips. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. This time Mazzini expressed himself clearly. The story is not just about madness and violent death; it chronicles the breakdown of a relationship through the loss of respect, affection, and hope.

Bertita turned four years old and that night, as a result of the sweets that her debollada were incapable of denying her, their young child came down with a chill and a fever.

He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states, a skill he gleaned from Edgar Allan Poeaccording to some critics.