Citations The Nine Guardians is a novel revolutionary for its time, published first in Spanish in and later translated into English two years later in The book takes place during the s, approximately 15 years after the Mexican Revolution of The turbulent story unfolds in a seies of vignettes disclosing the realities of the remote towns and haciendas of the high country of the Chiapas state in Southern Mexico.
These varying themes are shown rather than told to readers through the experiences and reflections of a seven-year old girl narrator, the child of a wealthy, old-order, hacienda-owning family. The actions depicted in the novel revolve around the changes in Indian rights and education being made by the "reforming government" of Lazaro Cardenas, a man with an Indian heritage who at last pushed for the implementation of Indian Rights promised by the Mexican Revolution.
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Intricately inlaid in the text of Nine Guardians is a realistic illustration of the workaday life led by the powerful, landowning families, and within that is fitted Indian testimony of the native struggle during these agrarian and educational reforms.
In the crude attempts at taking reformations from political theory to practice in the high country we experience the drama of a social system as it fits into observations filtered through the "nursery tale" world of a seven-year old little girl. They are roles where "feminine heritage" is defined more by motherhood than any other role a woman may assume as her heritage is constructed over a lifetime Naranjo, These political and social projects are responsible for the construction of "feminist perspective and critique of Mexican nationalism" present in her written works Dialogues This novel works well in literature or writing courses and is especially potent when paired with another Latin-American fiction piece or testimonio like I, Rigoberta Menchu.
Chiapas, Mexico In order to set the stage for texts like Nine Guardians and I, Rigoberta Menchu to dialogue together it is useful to compare and contrast some of the differences and similarities existing between their geographies, histories, political climates, etc. Helping students pursue additional contextual, higher-order thinking research will provide a solid base for finding links between the novels on many different levels.
Some you may wish to begin with are: American, What a typical hacienda was structured like, how it ran on a day-to-day basis, types of crops grown, significance of the exported crop to the global economy, How did the demographics of the high-country change as political and economic reform struggled to be put into place, etc.
A Zapatista soldier guards the stage at Aguas Calientes the rebels cultural and political center in the jungle village of La Realidad.
The religion and role of Catholicism is another dimension linking the Nine Guardians with other Latin American postcolonial texts like I, Rigoberta Menchu. Doctors and his mother both give up on his illness, resigned to the fact that it must be the result of some punishment enacted by their god.
She draws strength and encouragement from old testament bible stories like the victory of Joshua in her own fight against Guatemalan leadership. Catholic nuns come to her aid in her quest to learn the Spanish language, which eventually leads to her training as a Catechist and member of the Catholic Action Group, a group based on "liberation theology.Nine days later, Cantors House Republican colleagues held an election to replace him, and the winner was Californias Kevin McCarthy who has a more liberal voting record than Cantor.
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The Nine Guardians () is autobiographical in nature, drawing on childhood memories of Castellanos's contacts in southeast Mexico, near the Guatemalan border, with indigenous society. Other novels deal in complex and innovative ways with the roles of indigenous culture and of women in contemporary Mexican society/5(2).
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