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The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela

Summary: Set during the Mexican Revolution, Mariano Azuela's novel The Underdogs depicts the effects of the revolution on Mexico and its people. In the novel, Azuela mentions that people joined the revolution for various reasons, whether to seek a better life, to seek revenge, or to flee from the law. He notes the the plight of women who were left behind to support their families and become subject to abuse. And he depicts the rebels, many of whom did not know for what they fighting, as disorganized, unfocused, and eventually behaving like the Federalists against whom they were fighting.
Author Mariano Azuela's novel of the Mexican revolution, The Underdogs, conveys a fictional representation of the revolution and the effects it had on the Mexican men and women who lived during that time. The revolutionary rebels were composed of different men grouped together to form small militias against the Federalists, in turn sending them on journeys to various towns, for long periods of time. Intense fighting claimed the lives of many, leaving women and children behind to fend for themselves. Towns were devastated forcing their entire populations to seek refuge elsewhere. The revolution destroyed families across Mexico, leaving mothers grieving for their abducted daughters, wives for their absent husbands, and soldiers for their murdered friends. The novel's accurate depiction also establishes some of the reasons why many joined the revolution, revealing that often, those who joined were escaping their lives to fight for an unknown...

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