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The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in Mexico Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Pachuco

Pachucos are young people of Mexican origin who represent a lack of spirit, form gangs and have specific language and behavior.

Los Angeles

A city that is inhabited by more than a million people of Mexican origin.

Paris

Both Paris and New York experience the absence of people as remarkable, as individuals gather usually in small groups but not as a living community.

Chingaste

Chingaste means residue in a glass in Guatemala

Mexico

Europeans view Mexico as on the margin of universal history, where everything that is distant is strange. Mexican peasants, as peasants in other countries, represent the ancient elements of society.

Chinuirito

In Cuba, chinquirito is a shot of alcohol.

Chingana

In Chile, Peru and Ecuador Chingana means tavern.

Cuauhtemoc

Cuauhtemoc means in Aztec "falling eagle." He was the Mexican chieftan.

Mesoamerica

Mesoamerica included the central and southern parts of today's Mexico as well as...

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