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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The young 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. Idealism and Irony in La Gitanilla.

Bulletin of the Cervantes Society resymen America 9. While she is able to convince customers of their fabricated fortunes, Preciosa is also committed to honesty and expects it from those around her. One resumeen the gentlemen sees the paper in Preciosa’s hand and grabs it, sees that it has a coin for Preciosa within, and begins to read the poem, as prompted by Preciosa to do so. Preciosa insists on answering the gentleman for herself, asserting that her virtue cannot be swayed by money, promises, or schemes.

Each has a hidden truth, even though Preciosa is not aware of hers until the end of the story. ,a agrees to become his wife if only he agrees to her conditions: Bulletin of the Cervantes Gutanilla of America 6. Deception, Trust and the Figure of Poetry in La gitanilla. Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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 vs.

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Once in Madrid, Preciosa is again gitznilla by the page who wrote the romance for her, ready to offer another poem. Clemente is forced into living in deception out of necessity to preserve his life. Apart from these two very different versions of the life, gypsy culture is slightly revealed in the story as well. Preciosa is a 15 year old gypsy girl who was raised by an old gypsy woman who calls herself Preciosa’s grandmother. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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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. She immediately attracts a great following as she is recognized as a wonderful performer, a great beauty, and a kind soul.


The gypsies work together as a group, live together as a group, and travel together as a group. Mendacious Discourse in La gitanilla. Preciosa’s grandmother agrees to perform for the lieutenant and his wife. Preciosa refuses to keep the poem until the page agrees to take back his money, which he does. Born of parents who are thieves, reared among thieves, and educated as thieves, vitanilla finally go forth perfected in their vocation, accomplished at all points, and ready for every species of roguery.

Preciosa agrees and makes a deal to pay for his poems by the dozen, to the satisfaction of the page. gihanilla

The first depiction is that of the stereotypical understanding of what it means to be a gypsy. La gitanilla displays a dichotomy between truth and deception. It is also possible to see this concept of truth vs.

Preciosa critiques the poem and when questioned as to how she knows so much, resumn insists that she needs no teacher as the life of a gypsy is teacher enough to ensure that every gypsy is wise to the ways of the world gitanillaa a young age. The main themes of the story include the making and breaking gjtanilla stereotypes, female power and freedom, the importance of word, and the so-called truth behind the mystery of gypsy life.

The ladies all fawn over Preciosa and ask to hear their fortunes toldbut none among them could find any money to give. Are the readers still able to hold on to this exceptional depiction of gypsy life as true when the gitanillq example is found to be based on a lie? 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.

Throughout the story the reader is also able to see the emphasis on community within the gypsy culture. It appears that Cervantes is attempting to acknowledge a version of the gypsy life completely contrary to the stereotypical depiction.

After the performance another page approaches Preciosa with a petition to perform his poems, giving her a folder paper containing one of gitaniola romances for her to perform.

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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. This dialogue unfolds a moral code in which marriage, love, and fidelity are all very important and integral to the gypsy life.

Would you have me lose a hundred crowns, Preciosa? Preciosa refuses to follow this condition, affirming her independence and asking that the young man trust her. Although the negative stereotypes may be sustained by some aspects of the story, some very positive facets of the community are also supported by the text. Although Preciosa is familiar with the art of deception in her professional life as a performer, she is also dedicated to the truth in her personal life Lipson, The second depiction of the gypsy life is that of the exceptional gypsies.


La abundancia en “La gitanilla” de Cervantes. The young gentleman reveals himself to be a knight and explains that he has become enamoured by Preciosa’s beauty and talent, wishes to serve her as she wishes, and make her a lady of the court.

The two discuss the position of “poet” and the art of poetry, and rest on the conclusion that the page is not a poet but rather a lover of poetry, and that he is neither rich nor poor, but rather comfortable enough financially to be able to spare a coin or two.

In them the love of thieving, and the ability to exercise it, are qualities inseparable from their existence, and never lost until the hour of their death. Michael Gerli explains that, “Her actions, while at once incorporating the wit and liveliness of a gypsy, do not wholly conform with our expectations that all gypsies are thieves” Mattham naar Adriaen van de Venne.

One night, the page-poet happens upon the gypsy camp while traveling and he becomes injured.

Preciosa is depicted as beautiful, talented, intelligent, wise beyond her years, honest, and trustworthy. The young man agrees to these conditions as he has already promised to give Preciosa’s what she wishes, however he makes a condition of his gitanillq, that Preciosa does not return to Madrid in order to avoid any harm that could come of it.

This is gitanila 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. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Everyone resumne quick to believe her throughout her deception, but as soon as she chooses to be honest she is no longer credible Lipson, The reader is able to see the importance of music, poetry, dance, and the oral tradition for the gypsy people.