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Pedro Páramo is a landowner in the small town of Comala. When he is a young man, Pedro falls in love with Susana, a young girl who lives in the town. She moves away with her family, and don Pedro harbors a secret desire for her all his life. Only Susana occupies his thoughts, and don Pedro seems dead to everything else in the world around him. Don Pedro does not live in the world. Instead, he lives only for an ephemeral hope, something that is always out of reach.

Because of don Pedro's love for Susana, he turns all of his energy toward acquiring everything he can acquire. He wants to give Susana the whole world, while don Pedro himself wants only Susana. Because he is obsessed with his secret love, don Pedro cannot enjoy the world or connect with others. He ruthlessly takes...

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