Reputations - Chapter 2 pgs 106-129 Summary & Analysis

Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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The caricature that Mallarino had drawn pictured Cuéllar on a hill surrounded by a crowd of heads that clearly belonged to young girls. He had Cuéllar saying the words “suffer the little girls to come unto me” (107). It was considered an out-of-context caricature, but it had felt very natural to Mallarino. The caricature had taken him only twenty-five minutes to draw.

Gómez had called Mallarino the day the caricature came out. He congratulated Mallarino for his spunk in having that opinion published. Rodrigo thought it was harsh but necessary. The newspaper office got calls from Cuéllar’s office staff threatening to sue. It was believed the threats to sue as well as the threatening letters that were received only validated the idea that the cartoon suggested. Mallarino felt it was because the cartoon did not say anything specifically...

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