The Simplistic Nature of Spanish Rural Society as Reflected in Some Child Characters of Miguel Delibes

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The major proposition is that the childhood point of view in two Delibes novels--El camino (1950) and Las ratas (1962)--aids the reader's comprehension of the basic values held by rural Spaniards. These values are stressed in both novels, giving the reader an insight into the nature of these simplistic people. Honest, accepting attitudes of the child protagonists aid the reader's understanding of the plight of the villagers.The superiority of the natural way of life is revealed in both novels. Nature became even more important to Delibes as his stature as novelist increased, The later work, therefore, is a social protest ... continued below

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Gentry, George M. August 1975.

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The major proposition is that the childhood point of view in two Delibes novels--El camino (1950) and Las ratas (1962)--aids the reader's comprehension of the basic values held by rural Spaniards. These values are stressed in both novels, giving the reader an insight into the nature of these simplistic people. Honest, accepting attitudes of the child protagonists aid the reader's understanding of the plight of the villagers.The superiority of the natural way of life is revealed in both novels. Nature became even more important to Delibes as his stature as novelist increased, The later work, therefore, is a social protest against effects of industrial progress on rural Castilians.

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Gentry, George M. The Simplistic Nature of Spanish Rural Society as Reflected in Some Child Characters of Miguel Delibes, thesis, August 1975; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663173/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .