Collected Stories - Montiel's Widow Summary & Analysis

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Montiel's Widow Summary

This story expands on the death of Jose Montiel (aqua Chepe Montiel) and its effects on his widow. As a corpse, Montiel is immaculately dressed and so alive-looking that it is not until his coffin is screwed shut and placed in the family mausoleum that the townsfolk believe he is actually dead, and not playing some kind of trick. Despite the widow's wish that their home would be filled with flowers and mourners, only a few family members attend the funeral and the only flowers consist of a wreath from the municipal government. In the imposition of a dictatorship, Montiel aligned himself with the brutal mayor and planned the massacre of poor people and deportation of wealthy ones. By this method, the takeover is complete within a year and Jose Montiel becomes the wealthiest and most powerful man in town. To...

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