How is it that you can like the true in the false? Friendship with the illusion of disillusionment? I had it easy, but with dreams that left me tired. The sort from which you wake up slowly. A bird that lays iron eggs. It was worse when I started staying awake all night, not able to sleep.
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How is it that you can like the true in the false? Friendship with the illusion of disillusionment? I had it easy, but with dreams that left me tired.
The sort from which you wake up slowly. A bird that lays iron eggs. It was worse when I started staying awake all night, not able to sleep. I think I was that way too.
Did I really want to know him? What follows is betrayal, war, secret identity, conflicts with religion, friendship, homosexuality, deal with the devil and journey of revenge. Everything set in the almost mystical space of the backlands. Advertisement: The book had two adaptations, one to the big-screen in and another in a mineseries from Anachronic Order : The events are not narrated in chronological order at all.
But Riobaldo justifies himself saying that, to tell any memory that way, it must be a thing of little value. The Annotated Edition : To explain that things like "danse" were on purpose. They can kill you for money or for any other reason - but mostly for money - and do your ladies, but they can also give you food, protection and — well — money. The leader of the leaders is even compared to God.
Catchphrase : "To live is dangerous. Rebelling against the other authority! Crossing the Desert : Not quite a desert, but is a extremely dry and big land, and a lot of characters die trying to cross the place. When his mother died, he went to live with his godfather and discovered he was his father, in the end. Then he just runs away. Bacause of this we know that she wants commitment, not just a one-night thing. Beyond that, when Riobaldo tells her to say the same thing to Diadorim, she stays still, and Diadorim has a little jealous moment.
Futureshadowing : Since everything is out of chronological order, a lot. Heterosexual Life-Partners : Riobaldo sees himself and Diadorim as this trope for a long time. Holding Hands : You saw the image of this page. Knife Nut : Apparently, Diadorim. No Periods, Period : How Diadorim hid it every month?.
Only Known by Their Nickname : It would be difficult to find characters with real names. Properly Paranoid : Riobaldo and all his religious anguish, that makes him go to extremes such as pay two women to pray for him every day. It makes sense, since he belives he has sold his soul to the devil.
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
Now an old man and a rancher, Riobaldo tells his long story to an anonymous and silent listener coming from the city. The book is written in one long section, with no section or chapter breaks. A facsimile of an original page of the book hanging in the Museum of the Portuguese Language. Riobaldo is born into a middle-class family and, unlike most of his contemporaries, receives an education. Instead, for reasons that are never fully clear—apparently a desire for adventure—he disappears from the ranch and defects to the side of the bandits under the leadership of Joca Ramiro. Due to his excellent aim, Riobaldo becomes a valued member of the band and begins to rise in stature.