The Underdogs a Novel of the Mexican Revolution Topics for Discussion

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Sometimes author Mariano Azuela skips over crucial events to return to them later, as when Solis relates Demetrio's heroics at Zacatecas to Luis, or when Luis' letters informs the reader of the death of Pancracio and Blondie. Why might Azuela employ this technique? What does it do to the reader's relationship with the narrative?

What role do women play in the revolution?

Make the case that THE UNDERDOGS is a cyclical narrative; specifically, relate the begin to the end. Why might the author have chosen to treat the narrative in this fashion?

One basic question the narrative poses has to do with the nature of Demetrio and his men. Are they virtuous rebels fighting for the people against an oppressive government, or a band of cutthroats using the revolution as a pretext to murder and pillage? Discuss the narrative techniques used to get at this question. Is...

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