Los de Abajo

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Essay on Los de Abajo that may help you understand the play better; can be used as is or as a supplement for something bigger and better. The English title of this play is "The Underdogs"

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The playLos de AbajoorThe Underdogsuses direct and indirect characterization to illustrate the typical male roles of Mejicanos, that is, the Mexican natives, during the revolution UNDER THE VIEWPOINT that Azuela was against war and, therefore, his characters will eventually question these very roles and, as a result, some will even cease to be altogether.The Alpha male, or "el jefe" of this group of renegades is Demetrio Masas. A dynamic character, Masas represents Azuela's own point of view: many men join the war, or the revolution, without a clear viewpoint and, after they have killed seen others get killed, and much worse, they finally have to come to the realization that they were nothing but sheep. In Demetrio's case, he undergoes the haphazards of the revolution because he turns on his cacique (town's leader), and thus needs to watch out for his life and that of his follow

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