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The slaughterhouse was Argentina and the cattle were the people. The protagonist is violently stretched out on the torture-table and he develops slaughtefhouse of uncontrollable rage, demanding to have his throat cut rather than submit to this indignity. The crowd immediately spots that he is a unitario supporter of the proscribed political party.

The “bullock” is then cut open and proves after all to possess an enormous pair of retracted testicles — much to the amusement of the crowd, which by now has forgotten the decapitated boy. This page was last edited on 28 Januaryat But that, said Carilla, is absurd, for the published text of “The Slaughter Yard” is pretty well flawless.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: The only thing in this picture that can have been the author’s invention would be the moral appreciation of the circumstances, the language and the victim’s conduct, which functions as the noble poet would have done himself in an analogous situation.

To find sslaughterhouse more, including how to control cookies, see here: It was made clear that Echeverria opposed the actions of the federalists due to the way he described the Unitarian compared to the butcher.

The Slaughterhouse

At last the Judge delivers his ruling: In this room is a massive table never without glasses of grog and playing cards “unless to make room slaughterhokse the executions and tortures of the Federalist thugs of the slaughter yard”. Email required Address never made public. Retrieved from ” https: The traditional view [ which? Views Read Edit View history.


In fact, the clergy willingly supported the Rosas regime, except for the Jesuits, whom he later expelled for that reason Lynch, The City of Buenos Aires has been isolated by floods. The woman scavengers must be represented as old, ugly birds of prey and harpies because the slaughter yard is not a “domestic space”.

The reader is given to understand that the meat is really intended for privileged persons including Rosas himself and his corrupt clergy. And the proof is in the story’s last paragraph:. There then transpires an angry dialogue between on the one slaugjterhouse the Judge and taunting crowd and on the other the echevetria, brave but rather high-minded echeverriw. Notify me of new comments via email. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Driven mad with rage by the crowd’s handling, he charges. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Depriving the Unitarians of personal identity, and comparing the Unitarian to a bull with balls.

Furthermore, his horse bears a silla or gringo saddle [note 7] — in the crowd’s mentality, the sure sign of the effete city slicker.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But there is a suspicion that he may be no bullock, but a bull — though bulls are not allowed in the slaughter yard. Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. The animal escapes and heads off to the city, pursued slaughterhousd a crowd, which, incidentally, tramples a passing Englishman.

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This creates the impression that Echeverria sees the Unitarians as civilised while the Americans, under the influence of the federalists, are barbaric. A survey of U. At that point the slaughter yard Judge rides up and orders that the protagonist be taken echeveeria his shed, which is also a rudimentary courtroom. One more animal remains.

You can help by adding to it. When he describes the torture of the Unitarian it is hard not to draw comparisons with the death of the bull.

“El Matadero” por Esteban Echeverría

It is usually said [ by whom? You are commenting using your Twitter account. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He well knew the risk he was running, but it could have been rage, more than fear, that produced his trembling handwritingwhich is almost illegible in the original manuscript.

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