LA GITANILLA MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA la gitallina el chico ( clemente) la gitana vieja tres gitanas hija de la viuda los padres de. en El libro de Apolonio y La gitanilla. Objetivo general: Resumen de El libro de Apolonio Similitudes en Libro de Apolonio y La gitanilla “. historia moderna intrducción europa en los xvi se gobierna mediante se lanzó vivió una época de monarquías autoritarias la exoloración colonización de.

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La abundancia en “La gitanilla” de Cervantes. Idealism and Irony in La Gitanilla. She immediately attracts a great following as she is recognized as a wonderful performer, a great beauty, and a kind soul. The gypsies take him to their camp outside of the city where he discovers he first lessons on gypsy life and Preciosa is given another chance to assert her independence. Wikisource has original text gitaanilla to this article: The reader is slowly introduced to this version through the character of Preciosa.

The problem comes in at the end of the story, in that moment of anagnorisis, when it is revealed that Preciosa is not a true gypsy girl but rather a young woman of noble birth.

Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 9. Another argument is that, although Preciosa may have been born noble, she was raised a gypsy just as much as any of tesumen peers which begs the question of nature vs.

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She agrees to become his wife if only he agrees to her conditions: La gitanilla depicts resuemn versions of what the gypsy life is like. Would you have me lose a hundred crowns, Preciosa?

Preciosa insists on answering the gentleman for herself, asserting that her virtue cannot be swayed by money, promises, or schemes. La gitanilla is the story of a 15 year old gypsy girl named Preciosa, who is said to be talented, extremely beautiful, and wise beyond her years.

The second depiction of the gypsy life is that of the exceptional gypsies. Preciosa’s grandmother agrees to perform for the lieutenant and his wife. She refuses to engage in conversation with Clemente until he swears to be honest with her. Mattham naar Adriaen van de Venne.

The first depiction is that of the stereotypical understanding of what it means to be a gypsy. Deception, Trust and the Figure of Poetry in La gitanilla. Preciosa refuses to keep the poem until the page agrees to take back his money, which he does. Although Preciosa is familiar with the art of deception in her professional life as a performer, she is also dedicated to the truth in her personal life Lipson, Mendacious Discourse in La gitanilla.


Once in Madrid, Preciosa is again approached by the page who wrote the romance for her, ready to offer another poem. Clemente is forced into living in deception out of necessity to preserve his life.

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La gitanilla displays a dichotomy between truth and deception. Are the readers still able to hold on to this exceptional depiction of gypsy life as true when the main example is found to be based on a lie?

It appears that Cervantes is attempting to acknowledge a version of the gypsy life completely contrary to the stereotypical depiction.

Another example of the dichotomous nature of truth and deception in the story is that of Preciosa’s grandmother. This dialogue unfolds a moral code in which marriage, love, and fidelity are all gitsnilla important and integral to the gypsy life. Michael Gerli explains that, “Her actions, while at once incorporating the wit and liveliness of a gypsy, do not wholly conform with our expectations that all gypsies are thieves” After some time, the gypsies travel to Murcia and stop on their way at an inn.

Everyone was quick to believe her throughout her deception, but as soon as she chooses to be gitaanilla she is no longer credible Lipson, They are invited to perform for a group of gentlemen, much to the dismay of Cristina, a fellow gypsy maiden wary of gitanill much time with a large group of men.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. In them the love of thieving, and the ability to exercise it, are qualities inseparable from their existence, and never lost until the hour of their death.

Each has resumem hidden truth, even though Preciosa is resumsn aware of hers until the end of the story. They agreed that they should return to the same place in eight days, in which time Preciosa could verify his identity and the gentleman laa arrange his affairs. Preciosa agrees and makes a deal to pay for his poems by the dozen, to the satisfaction of the page. Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America Apart from these two very different versions of the life, gypsy culture is slightly revealed in the story as well.


Preciosa is a 15 year old gypsy girl who was raised by an old gypsy woman who calls herself Preciosa’s grandmother.

The reader gjtanilla able to see the importance of music, poetry, dance, and the oral tradition for the gypsy people. The young man agrees to these conditions as he has already promised to give Preciosa’s what she wishes, however he makes a condition of his own, that Preciosa does not return to Madrid in order to avoid any harm that could come of it.

Preciosa is depicted as beautiful, talented, intelligent, wise beyond her years, honest, and trustworthy. Throughout the story the reader is also able to see the emphasis on community within the gypsy culture. Preciosa critiques the resuken and when questioned as to how she knows so much, she insists that she needs no teacher as the life of a gypsy is teacher enough to ensure that every gypsy is wise to the ways of the world at a young age.

The young gentleman reveals himself to be a knight and explains that he has become enamoured by Preciosa’s beauty and talent, wishes reskmen serve her gjtanilla she wishes, and make her a lady of the court. The young knight presents the two of them with a large sum of money, as a means of proving what he can rrsumen as a future husband to Preciosa. Preciosa lives a life of deception out of circumstance, she makes no choice to do say, this was just the lot she was given.

Accompanied by her adoptive grandmother and other members of her gypsy family groupPreciosa travels to Madridwhere she meets a charming noblemannamed Juan de Carcome.

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While she is able to convince customers of their fabricated fortunes, Preciosa is also committed to honesty and expects it from those around her. Cervantes leaves us with this moment of irony, perhaps to force his audience to question whether or not it really matters that the so-called best gypsy was actually no gypsy at all.

The gypsies work together as a group, live together as a group, and travel together as a group. Articles lacking in-text citations from October All articles lacking in-text citations Interlanguage link template link number.