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Short Stories And The Human Condition (Spanish)

1444 words - 6 pages

La tesis que trataremos en este análisis es: “El cuento como reflejo y escrutinio de la condición humana”. La cual abordaremos mediante cuentos que han sido leídos para las clases, las discusiones durante estas mismas y material externo adicional.

Partiremos entonces con la idea o supuesto de que el cuento, que es una narración breve de sucesos ficticios o de carácter fantásticos, es una fiel representación de la condición humana. Este razonamiento se basa en un hecho importante: el cuento se alimenta de las vivencias, experiencias y la imaginativa de cada autor y su bagaje. Por lo tanto, se hace comienza a evidenciar lo que postulamos; así como las palabras reflejan el pensamiento del ...view middle of the document...

Lo relevante es el modo de indagar la situación del soberano, el cual es propio de la sapiencia y de la función racional del ser humano, pues es evidente que aquella madre que quiere tanto a su hijo jamás querría partirlo para compartir las mitades como si fuese un objeto, más desearía no tenerlo pero asegurarse de que viva.

Ella está consciente del significado de la muerte y lo pondera frente a la posibilidad de no vivir en compañía de su hijo, en soledad. Todo esto pasa en un instante y refleja aspectos inherentes a la condición del ser humano.

La sapiencia y la agudeza también se manifiestan en el “Cuento XXXV de Juan Manuel”, el Mancebo utiliza como recurso el infundir miedo en la primera impresión para hacer que su esposa lo respete y obtener así una posición económica favorable. Es una clara maquinación de una estrategia para obtener un resultado deseado, algo que únicamente el ser humano, para bien o para mal, utiliza para lograr sus fines.

En “Lamporecchio” de Giovanni Boccaccio ocurre un mecanismo similar, Masetto diseña un plan cuya elaboración solo podría ser creado por un ser humano. Finge ser sordo mudo y obtener trabajo en el convento, para así conseguir la gratificación de tener a las mujeres, que en este caso son monjas, lo cual representa un desafío. Pareciera ser que los instintos del ser humano se empapan con la inteligencia y razonamiento del ser humano, y se sirven (o a veces obstruyen) entre sí.

En “El Traje del Prisionero” de Naguib Mahfuz, el Buche es ingenioso al intercambiar sus cigarrillos por ropa del tren, esta le permitiría elevar su estatus y conseguir algo de atención de la mujer que él quería. Similar al caso anterior, con la diferencia en que en este caso en particular el Buche muere de un disparo. Su plan era lógico aunque incompleto y por consiguiente, carecía de infalibilidad.

Y es que los seres humanos gozan de la gran ventaja sobre los animales de poseer la capacidad de raciocinio, pero esto no garantiza la perfección ni el éxito, sobre todo cuando del lado opuesto hay otro ser humano con distintos fines, y sobre todo cuando el ser humano tiene latente parte de instinto animal . A pesar de todas las competencias y la inteligencia del ser humano la muerte es inevitable para este, de alguna u otra manera.

En “El Cuento más hermoso del mundo”, también hay un nivel de sagacidad cuando el escritor se apodera de la idea de Charlie Mears para obtener fama y reconocimiento y lo incentiva para que se la relate en detalle. Al enterarse de lo bueno que era su argumento le ofreció dinero y lo convenció de que se comprará algo con este, sin duda que es un plan racional e inteligente. Pero dentro de las complejidades del ser humano se encuentra el elemento de lo imprevisible. En este caso, en el plan del escritor jamás se calculó el efecto que los libros tendrían en Charlie, y menos aún el resultado del enamoramiento de este, y es que la búsqueda de la gratificación y el evitar la...

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