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Pedro Paramo Chapter Summary & Analysis - Pedro Páramo, pages 1 - 11 Summary

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Pedro Páramo, pages 1 - 11 Summary

Pedro Páramo's estranged son, Juan Preciado, comes to find his father after his mother's death, but instead he finds only a town deserted except for its ghosts. Through a complex narrative told from multiple points of view, which skips forward and backward in time, author Juan Rulfo explores the life of don Pedro, a man who is both a villain and a tragic figure.

As the novel begins, Juan Preciado, don Pedro's son, is on his way to Comala to find his father. On her deathbed, Juan's mother begged him to find don Pedro. She tells him that his father will want to know him, not to ask for anything, and to make don Pedro pay for the hurt he has caused.

On the road to Comala, Juan walks along side a stranger heading the same way. The...

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