LA GITANILLA MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA la gitallina el chico ( clemente) la gitana vieja tres gitanas hija de la viuda los padres de. en El libro de Apolonio y La gitanilla. Objetivo general: Resumen de El libro de Apolonio Similitudes en Libro de Apolonio y La gitanilla “. historia moderna intrducción europa en los xvi se gobierna mediante se lanzó vivió una época de monarquías autoritarias la exoloración colonización de.

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After some time, the gypsies travel to Murcia and stop on their way at an inn. She refuses to engage in conversation with Clemente until he swears to be honest with her.

Preciosa is depicted as beautiful, talented, intelligent, wise beyond her years, honest, and trustworthy. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Born of parents who are thieves, reared among thieves, and educated as thieves, they finally go forth perfected in their vocation, accomplished at all points, and ready for every species of roguery.

Preciosa refuses to keep the poem until the page agrees to take back his money, which he does. The next morning, on their way back to Madrid, the gypsies meet a handsome young gentleman who asks to speak Preciosa and her grandmother in private. La gitanilla is the story of a 15 year old gypsy girl named Preciosa, who is said to be talented, extremely beautiful, and wise beyond her years.

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Deception, Trust and the Figure of Poetry in La gitanilla. While the gypsies are on the way to the lieutenant’s house, they stop when beckoned from a window by a gentleman. The gitanillq knight presents the two of them with a large sum of money, as a means of proving what he can provide as a future husband to Preciosa.


The first depiction is that of the stereotypical understanding of what it means to be a gypsy. Preciosa lives a life of deception out of circumstance, she makes no choice to do say, this was just the lot she was given.

After the performance another page approaches Preciosa with a petition resume perform his poems, giving her a folder gotanilla containing one of his romances for her to perform. Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 6.

Are the readers still able to hold on to this exceptional depiction of gypsy life as true when the main example is found to be based on a lie?

This is initially introduced to the reader in the very first sentence of the story”It would almost seem that the Gitanos and Gitanas, or male and female gipsies, had been sent into the world for the sole purpose of thieving. While she is able to convince customers of their fabricated fortunes, Preciosa is also committed to honesty and expects it from those around her.

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The gypsies agree to help Don Sancho, as that is his name until renamed Clemente by the gypsies. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

It is also possible to see this concept of truth vs. Preciosa’s grandmother agrees to perform gitnilla the lieutenant and his wife. The gypsies work together as a group, live together as a group, and travel together as a group.

La gitanilla displays a dichotomy between truth and deception. Cervantes leaves us with this moment of irony, perhaps to force his audience to question whether or not it really matters that the so-called best gypsy was actually no gypsy at all.


Although Preciosa is familiar with the art of deception in her professional life as a performer, she is also resumrn to the truth in her personal life Lipson, Is it more important that she was born as a noble or that she was raised as a gypsy?

Would you have gitaniola lose a hundred crowns, Preciosa? Apart from these two very different versions of the life, gypsy culture is slightly revealed in the story as well. Preciosa critiques the poem and when questioned as to how she knows so much, she insists that she resumeb no teacher as the life of a gypsy is teacher enough to ensure that every gypsy is wise to the ways of the world at a young age.

Throughout the story the reader is also able to see the emphasis on community within the gypsy culture.

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Articles lacking in-text citations from October All articles lacking in-text citations Interlanguage link template link number. Preciosa’s grandmother confesses to having fitanilla Preciosa as a young child and raised her as her own granddaughter.

Preciosa grew up with her gypsy family group in Sevilla, Spain.

Preciosa is a 15 year old gypsy girl who was raised by an old gypsy woman who calls herself Preciosa’s grandmother. Another argument is that, although Preciosa may have been born noble, she was raised a gypsy just as much as any of her peers which begs the question of nature ka.

Idealism and Irony in La Gitanilla.

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