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dc.contributor.authorVega, Evelyn
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-28T23:15:57Z
dc.date.available2020-08-28T23:15:57Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/9048
dc.description.abstractThis essay integrates a critical feminist lens and theoretical aspects from the theories of Marxism and psychoanalysis to provide a comprehensive investigation of the functions of Marcela and Dorotea in Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. I contend that Cervantes deliberately chooses to present a social commentary criticizing the practices that limit the development and fulfillment of the identity of women through his portrayal of Marcela and Dorotea. I present my analysis in three parts: first, I provide a summary of the life, customs, and attitudes about women in the sixteenth century to facilitate the exploration of the female psyche; second, I investigate the consciousness and self-liberation of Marcela in her quest to restore her reputation; and third, I examine the psychological development of Dorotea and the way in which she negotiates her transgressions to restore her virtue as a woman. Finally, I utilize this sociopsychological analysis to declare Cervantes as a precursor feminist author who uses his understanding of the female psyche to criticize the oppressive social structures of his time.
dc.titleLa libertad femenina en Don Quijote: Un análisis sociopsicológico de Marcela y Dorotea
dc.typearticle
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dc.source.issuecervantes/vol1/iss1
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/cervantes/vol1/iss1/22
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.journaltitleCervantes El Ingenioso


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