Betrayed by Rita Hayworth Characters & Themes

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As Puig explained in an interview, Betrayed by Rita Hayworth was partly an explanation of why he was in Rome, at age thirty, without a career, without money, and discovering that his life's vocation — the cinema — had been a mistake, a neurosis and nothing more. Writing the novel, Puig claims, was an attempt to understand this failure. However, Puig goes beyond the personal aspect of the novel to expand what he discovered from his own experience to a universal theme: the betrayal of reality by illusion. Each of the characters in the novel reveals a different perspective on this betrayal.

First, there is the protagonist Toto.

He is an imaginative and, as his father bemoans, effeminate boy who enjoys nothing more than going to the movies with his mother, Mita. Afterwards, he and his mother spend hours discussing the film and drawing pictures of it. The...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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