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Login to enter a peer comment or grade. Maybe the author is being cute and means "celebrity voices", such as getting "You got mail, baby", in the voice of Jennifer Lopez. I have no idea really. This is an idyllic vision of the significance of her work held by the author, but this claim to speak for all women is not really supported by the text itself, wherein other facets of identity such as social class and ethnicity are not considered. The ramifications of such an omission will be discussed in detail later in the article.
As a member of the Chilean oligarchy, Catalina was a particularly powerful woman for her time. In oral tradition and more recent written accounts, la Quintrala as she is more commonly known is most renowned as an evil woman who is suspected of committing approximately forty murders in her life. Even more surprising is the fact that she was never convicted of any of these murders.
Very little is recorded in historical accounts about this figure, and until the nineteenth century, her story was readily diffused through oral tradition. This text was offered as part of the nation-building effort that took place during the nineteenth century, which was a time for imagining the participants in the recently-established independent nation. He suggests her gender and her mixed heritage, are possible reasons for her malevolent behaviour:.
Mackenna , If Quintrala did carry out all the crimes as described then certainly one may find it difficult to feel pity for her, but it seems quite an extraordinary claim to suggest that her behaviour is as a direct result of being a mestiza woman. For present day readers, it is disappointing to see Petit falling into the same patriarchal pitfalls as previous authors and not challenging the conventional interpretation. In consideration of the texts published prior to , Valdivieso took up the challenge to question conventional portrayals and provide a re-visioning of la Quintrala.
In previous texts, Quintrala is objectified. Her perspective is not provided. As is true of many women, she was not given a voice in historical accounts. In providing an atypical reading of Quintrala, Valdivieso seeks to de-mythify her protagonist and her life. A principal strategy which the author adopts in order to provide this alternative, de-mythified reading is to give Catalina a voice. One experiences the events of the novel through her eyes only and it is only through direct speech quoted by her that it is possible to focus on the perspectives of the secondary characters.
This honest and direct approach of the protagonist allows the reader to gain confidence in her version of events. This technique was not a viable one for Valdivieso when writing Maldita yo entre las mujeres. Until the publication of this text, la Quintrala had been portrayed as an object rather than the subject of the narrative.
To give her a voice and allow her to narrate her experiences would not be accepted without criticism since for three centuries hers was a tale of caution to Chilean women. The author sought to deconstruct this common belief and create a new perspective. She rewrote the myth from a new angle which demanded a re-questioning of the story and its origins. In her publication, Mercedes Valdivieso succeeds in positioning her text in both of these categories.
This is clear in the narrative form that is adopted for the novel. The text opens with a fictitious letter written by the governor of Chile, Alonso de Ribera, to the Spanish Viceroy in Lima. In it he describes the development of Chile under Spanish rule in the seventeenth century, and he also introduces Catalina, the protagonist, and some of the female members of the family. When contrasted with the first person narrative, this viewpoint raises suspicion and does not seem to hold the same weight it did previously. This, as Rebecca Lee states, helps render Catalina as a more sympathetic character Lee , Allowing Catalina the subjectivity to defend her situation has a surprising effect on the reader.
Having always been painted in a particularly negative light, it seems unusual that a text could invoke pity for such a character. The text succeeds in doing just that. Through both novels, Mercedes Valdivieso criticises certain common beliefs about women, their role, and their behaviour. Since this article is interested particularly in how the protagonists reject the limiting roles afforded to them by the patriarchal order, through their own subjectivity and voice, the following two examples of such restrictions are particularly interesting to analyse.
By breaking her silence and tempting Adam, Eve brought about the downfall for mankind. According to Warner, it is for that reason that silence has long been considered a female virtue by patriarchal order Warner , She explicitly voices her complaints about her situation as a woman and the expectations that are imposed on her due to this fact.
She blames both figures for the difficult roles men and women are forced to act out within society, while failing to question the monolithic assumption that Eve was the source of temptation. The protagonist in La brecha has from an early age shown signs of resistance to conforming to societal norms. This insinuates the era within which they live is one of severe conservatism, where any transgression of tradition is viewed as an influence of the Devil. The protagonist remembers this conversation with her father, who accepted her as she was, but her father died shortly after this and so she was left to defend her unique outlook on life to most other people.
This resulted in the pair eating the apple which made them aware of their surroundings and led them to feel shame of their naked bodies and not to accept explanations which had been provided for them until then.
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In a sense, they progressed to thinking more critically. Through her constant rejection and verbal criticism of the patriarchal order and what it has forced upon her she has driven her husband to a point of desperation. They have their own home and she has a job in an office to maintain this. She has broken the mould in tradition and has succeeded independently outside of marriage without resorting to prostitution or other illegal activities to maintain their lifestyle.
Having broken from societal expectations, she has been doubly punished. She has set a precedence for women who find themselves in similar situations. In Maldita yo entre las mujeres, this seems to escalate and a focus is placed specifically on Eve. Warner promotes the rewriting of myths and fairytales from a feminist perspective in order to provide subjectivity for women, which is not afforded to them in patriarchal representations of the mythical woman.
In Maldita yo entre las mujeres, Fray Cristobal attempts to warn Catalina against her transgressive behaviour choosing Eve as a prime example of behaviour that one should not emulate. Catalina refuses to acquiesce in the face of this imposed generalisation. She displays pride in herself and her origins. This pride and self-assuredness is not valued by a society which prefers women to be seen and not heard.
Her continued refusal to conform to social norms results in her receiving much unwanted criticism from male figures in her family and even more frequently from members of the clergy. Maldita yo entre las mujeres narrated predominately in the first person female voice serves to counter the traditional belief that women are responsible for much of the evil that is carried out in the world. Not only does it break the silence of historical meta-narratives, but it also breaks the norms of myths and fairytales told about Quintrala which also condemned her to silence.
The figure of Eve is revealed as a patriarchal and religious scapegoat, used to justify the idea of male superiority over women. When women are not being held responsible for leading men astray, they are expected to be sexually subservient and are condemned for any promiscuity. The author discusses the difficulty that women faced when trying to speak about such issues:.
These social norms set out for women confined them to very specific realities where they were not always content. The consummation of the marriage results in her unwanted pregnancy and throws her into the depths of depression. It does lead the reader to feel pity for her in the situation in which she, like many may have found themselves.
This remark reflects the tendency to resort to gender violence in the machista culture within which they are living, and unfortunately is an attitude that remains in contemporary society in Chile and elsewhere. There is no love lost between husband and wife, but since it is the protagonist, his wife, who has requested the separation, he will not agree to it. In an attempt to alleviate her daily struggle with depression and motherhood, the protagonist joins a drama group where she meets like-minded people. This is also a space for her outside the home where she is not defined solely by her husband and the function she has in their home.
He sees her actions as impeding his happiness and cannot even conceive the possibility that she may have different things that make her happy as an individual. In his eyes, if he is happy, they must both be happy. In saying this he attempts to dismiss any subjectivity which his wife may try to assert in her self-discovery which neither desires nor requires him to be fulfilled. They question the double standard that remains in patriarchal society today which celebrates the virility of a man with several sexual partners while a woman in a similar position is heavily criticised.
Casos extremos. She cares for the men but does not agree with the idea that in order for a woman to have sex it must either be out of love or because she is being paid for it. The acknowledgement of this objectification demands a more sympathetic relation between reader and protagonist. Valdivieso insists on her strategy of providing a voice to Catalina as a necessary element to understanding her. It is surprising the alluring qualities that a first person narrative can have on the reader.
The unnamed protagonist from La brecha is just that, unnamed. The author used this technique to allow this character be a widely-accepted representative of women from her generation. The voice of the nameless protagonist gains even more relevance when this is revealed as the female reader senses a common channel between her life and that of the protagonist. However, this idea of representing women of her generation through her unidentified protagonist is also a problematic step for Valdivieso.
It blindly assumes the idea, which Chandra Talpade Mohanty warns against, that all women are oppressed in the same way, regardless of age, socio-economic circumstances and ethnicity Mohanty , The protagonist is of a middle- to upper-class standing where she is expected not to work, but rather devote her time to making and maintaining a home. Her employee is not afforded such a luxury. At no point in the text is any female character, except the protagonist, encouraged to rebel against her oppressive circumstances. For this reason, one needs to be cautious in celebrating this text as universally relevant to women.
It is relevant to women of similar socio-economic positions, but its elitist tendencies restrict it from becoming relevant to a wider group of women. In light of this, they are depicted in less barbaric terms. This suggests that the women in the family have been doubly distanced from the centres of power on the grounds of gender and ethnicity. La Tatamai, who is an indigenous servant and has served all the generations of Lisperguer women, is given a certain status within their world.
She is valued for her natural potions and wise sayings.
Her opinion and actions are respected, but at no point is she encouraged to resist her subordinate position and establish her subjectivity free of her mistresses. Her actions are seen as weak and submissive, and yet she is not provided with an occasion to assert subjectivity. This right is reserved for the Lisperguer women who due to their social status are in a more comfortable position to go against the grain and challenge male domination through voicing rejection of its norms. By doing this they do not risk losing their position in society or basic needs such as a roof over their heads and food on their tables.
The risk is much higher for their servants who depend on the dominating men for their livelihood. To conclude, Mercedes Valdivieso uses La brecha and Maldita yo entre las mujeres to portray new perspectives on women and to encourage a dismantling of traditional patriarchal presumptions regarding women and their limited roles in society. Her primary technique in instigating this upheaval of societal values is by providing agency to her protagonists in the form of a voice.
Through the first-person female narrative a direct connection is formed between reader and protagonist as one is privy to their opinions and expectations. Valdivieso utilises the voices of her female characters to criticise popular opinion on the expected roles of men and women. In La brecha she successfully questions the legitimacy of relegating women to the home as wives and mothers. It is clear from this novel that these roles are not desired innately by all women and that forcing them to conform to this is not a productive approach. Maldita yo entre las mujeres allowed the author to develop arguments which were perhaps more tentatively presented in La brecha.
Through the voices of their protagonists, both novels sought to legitimise alternative positions for women in society outside of the previously-established boundaries. Perhaps most successfully, both La brecha and Maldita yo entre las mujeres , both explicitly criticise the double standard applied to women with reference to sexuality.
They reject the extreme categories within which women are placed when speaking about sexual relations and demand a more moderate approach to this subject. All the aforementioned aspects are of great importance to the struggle of establishing female subjectivity within literature and providing women with voices to share their perspectives. However, one cannot ignore the oversight which the author seems to have made in relation to other social factors such as ethnicity and socio-economic background in reference to her female characters.
Nonetheless, she simply succeeds in disregarding the very important fact that women are marginalised because of their sex, certainly, but very often other factors such as the ones above are also responsible for their isolation. This caveat does not take from the basic premise of these novels, as though they may be flawed in their presentation, they each add greatly to the discussion of female subjectivity in Chilean fiction from the twentieth century. Aguirre, Sonia Montecino. Mujeres chilenas: fragmentos de una historia.
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Lee, Rebecca. Llanos, Bernadita. Maack, A. Los Lisperguer y La Quintrala. Buenos Aires: Editorial Francisco de Aguirre. Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. Essex: Pearson Education Limited. Montecino, Sonia. Mercedes Valdivieso. Escritura y vida. Mensaje , Sept. Patricia, Pinto V. Puyol, Andrea. Puz, Amanda. Sarabia, Rosa. Sellers, Susan. Historia de las mujeres en Chile. Tomo I. Santiago: Taurus.
Tierno-Tello, Marybeth. Valdivieso, Mercedes. Santiago Zig-Zag. Santiago de Chile: Zig-Zag. Barcelona: Seix Barral. La Brecha. Santiago de Chile: Planeta. Maldita yo entre las mujeres. Santiago de Chile: Editorial Catalonia. Warner, Marina. London: Vintage. From the outset, Argentine cinema has played a significant role in the question of argentinidad.
The historical account of how Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in the Argentine interior and became Argentines rooted in the land has not escaped Argentine film. Although period films portray Jewish female characters as nation builders alongside their male counterparts, the study of Jewish women in Argentine cinema has received little scholarly attention.
In an attempt to remedy that, this article shows that the examination of the Jewish female onscreen can shed light on the controversial question of argentinidad. However, the stories of these women demonstrate that integration provokes a clash between tradition and assimilation. Placing the Jewish woman at the centre of the study reveals that these women have to break with their identity groups in order to integrate into their host country, a process that comes at a considerable cost.
Throughout its history, Argentine cinema has contributed profoundly to the question of argentinidad or what it is to be an Argentine. Since its beginning, the national cinema of Argentina has drawn on historical events to inform its narratives, thus making a significant contribution to the discourse of national identity. In the s and s, argentinidad was mainly explored in social-realist films. By , Argentine cinema had entered a period of decline caused by the political turmoil that hit the country and thus argentinidad was scarcely represented Getino , The advent of democracy in marked a new era in Argentine cinema, and this resulted in the notable representation of argentinidad in the post-dictatorship cinema of the s and s.
Mindful of the link that exists between argentinidad and film, this article intends to examine the representation of two cinematic Jewish women in the Jewish agricultural colonies of the Argentine interior at the beginning of the twentieth century in order to interrogate the discourse of argentinidad. Ever since the first Argentine film depicting a Jewish character was made in , the image of the Jewish woman in Argentine cinema has been defined by her absence or by secondary roles.
Pelota de trapo [Ragged football] —the film that first introduced the Jew onto the screens of the national cinema of Argentina—portrays the lives of a Jewish father and his son in a Buenos Aires neighbourhood but no Jewish female is represented in the plot. However, Argentine cinema does not constitute an isolated example: the marginal position of the female Jewish character in other film industries, such as the American or the British, has been noted by Nathan Abrams:.
Perhaps this is explained by the fact that the Jewish woman on film suffered from consistent under-representation, being relegated to a limited number of secondary roles. Abrams , Nonetheless, there is more research to be done regarding the representation of the Jewish woman in film.
As a consequence of her relegated position on screen, the study of the Jewish woman in Argentine cinema has not been widely explored in academia. This is unfortunate since the examination of the Jewish female on screen can shed light on the controversial question of argentinidad. Furthermore, national cinema is on the side of the integration of different ethnicities as a desirable development for Argentine society. Among the newly arrived immigrants were Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe. It should be noted that normalisation in the present context means to downplay the representation of Jews as the other.
Although the Jewish characters progressively incorporate gaucho skills like the cultivation of the land in their novel rural life, the first generation especially continues to observe its own traditions. One of the most conspicuous elements that stresses the distinction between the Jewish characters in both films is costume.
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In order to understand the connection between argentinidad and the presence of the Jewish immigrant in the Argentine countryside, it is necessary to provide an overview of certain features of Argentine history. The genesis of the discourse of argentinidad , however, dates back to the early days of nation-building.
In , statesman, writer and intellectual Domingo F. As the title suggests, the book examines the dichotomy between civilisation and barbarism in nineteenth-century Argentina. According to Sarmiento, the vast, empty pampas, combined with the indomitable spirit of the gaucho ,embodied barbarism, which in turn hindered progress and civilisation. Like his contemporary, lawyer Juan Bautista Alberdi, Sarmiento believed that Anglo-Saxon immigration would bring civilisation to the country by helping transform the work habits and customs of the native population.
According to Alberdi, whose injunction was gobernar es poblar to govern is to populate , fostering European immigration to Argentina was the answer to enhancing the development of the vast territory of the Argentine Republic, which lacked basic infrastructure and was in the hands of caudillos.
Furthermore, Alberdi firmly believed that Europeans had to come to Argentina not merely to bring civilisation to the country, but also to mould a new kind of Argentine Schulman , Between the years and , moderate numbers of European immigrants started to arrive in Argentina. Protected by the preamble of the Constitution which provided rights and guarantees to todos los hombres del mundo que quieran habitar en el suelo argentino all the men of the world who wish to live on Argentine soil , the newcomers were not turned away; on the contrary, they contributed to the development of the budding nation.
Julio A. Among those immigrants who established themselves in Argentina were Russian Jews. By August , the first organised group of Russian Jewish immigrants arrived on board the vessel SS Weser , and after the year successive groups of Russian Jews entered Argentina Weisbrot , Second, in Tsarist Russia, Jews were victims of pogroms and escalating violence—only a limited number of Jews had access to education and they were deprived of owning land Feierstein , Third, in , Baron Maurice de Hirsch, a wealthy Jewish banker, founded the Jewish Colonisation Association JCA , with the intention of helping Russian Jews find a new home where they could work the land as farmers, despite the fact that Jews were not acquainted with farming in Russia.
Assessing the options for settlement, Maurice de Hirsch wrote:. I made a study, therefore, of different countries, and after careful examination I have become convinced that the Argentine Republic, Canada, and Australia, above all others, offer the surest guarantee for the accomplishment of the plan. I expect to begin with the Argentine Republic, and arrangements for the purchase of certain lands for the settlement are now being made. Hirsch , 4. Hirsch believed that in order for Jews to achieve redemption and put an end to Jewish persecutions, they had to go back to farming the land as they had done in Biblical times, hence the reason why land was acquired in Argentina.
In , the total population of Argentina amounted to approximately 4,, people, but owing to the large influx of immigrants, nineteen years later it had doubled. So out of a population of roughly 8,, the census of reveals that more than 2,, people were foreign nationals Rein , This means that immigration policy had changed dramatically the demographics of Argentina, hence the need to argentinizar the newly-arrived immigrants, as proposed by Rojas and supported by Unamuno.
Thus, mass immigration had not only altered the demographic composition of the nation but also shifted the way in which national identity had been conceived. One of the most successful films of the time was Nobleza gaucha [Gaucho nobility] , an account that praised the courage of the gaucho and depicted the dichotomy between urban and rural Argentina King , It is based on the eponymous book by Jewish Argentine writer Alberto Gerchunoff. The importance of her story stems from the fact that she falls in love with a Gentile—a person of non-Jewish faith—and, in doing so, she crosses a boundary set by her ethnic community.
The plot, which is told retrospectively, commences the day after her escape and then shifts back in time to show the events that had led to her elopement. As mentioned above, these films are literary adaptations, and as such, they have infused new life into the literary works that have inspired them. More importantly, these films have not only enabled Jewish Argentine literature to become more visible, but have also brought the Jewish female into mainstream Argentine society. In both films, one of the conflicts that the Jews have to face in their new country is the struggle between tradition and assimilation, and one of the cinematic themes that provides a clear picture of this struggle is the position of the Jewish female in relation to marriage.
Nonetheless, the presence of the Gentile, albeit slight, opens up an avenue for intermingling, a fact that is not devoid of consequences for the Jewish community and Argentine identity. However, this concept of uniting efforts does not refer exclusively to the members of the immigrant community but to the collaboration between them and the criollos —the descendants of the Spaniards in Argentina. This is confirmed in the 25 th May celebration where the setting mixes Jews and criollos. Nevertheless, this union does not transcend the marriage bond between people of different ethnicity; therefore elopement becomes the only viable solution.
One of the storylines of the film is the romance between Miriam, a newly-arrived young Jewish woman, and Rogelio, a farm worker in the colony. Jusid places his tale of intermingling within the confinement of the colony but, at the same time, secluded from the community. Miriam goes into the stable carrying some farm tools to put away, but her intent serves as an excuse to meet Rogelio, who is already inside the stable helping a mare to foal. This utterance discloses two facts about Miriam: she is there of her own free will, and she is breaking a rule because had she told her parents where she was going, they would probably not have approved.
The second time we see Miriam and Rogelio together they are in a palm forest on their own. The tone between them has changed slightly as Miriam now addresses Rogelio employing the familiar vos instead of the formal usted used by both of them in their first meeting. Rogelio, however, still addresses Miriam as usted. In this scene, they discuss their relationship and for the first time they kiss and embrace each other in the diegesis of the film, but it is Miriam who takes the initiative.
Their way of talking and reacting shows that the characters of Miriam and Rogelio are constructed as two opposites: while Miriam is the adventurous one, Rogelio is the cautious type. On the contrary, Rogelio is a cultured gaucho who has a job and honourable intentions since he wants to marry Miriam.
Rogelio symbolises, in fact, the archetype of the gaucho as envisioned by the cultural nationalist discourse of argentinidad. Miriam, on the other hand, is the newcomer who has fallen in love with the gaucho , and by extension, with her new country. However, the love she professes is devoid of parental consent not merely because Rogelio is not Jewish, but also because romantic love does not seem to be the cultural norm in the colony. This is illustrated in the arranged marriage between the parents of two young Jewish settlers, Raquel and Pascual, who do not love each other, but whose marriage has been arranged by their parents.
Due to social and religious constraints, Miriam is willing to give up her parents, her community and her traditions for Rogelio. As she explains to him, they cannot get married so their only hope of staying together is to elope. Significantly, Rogelio identifies himself as a paisano and not as a gaucho. During the scene of 25 th May celebration, the most emblematic national holiday in Argentina, criollos and Jews alike meet to celebrate together, a clear sign of Jewish acculturation and integration into the host society.
In the scene prior to the celebration, the adult Jewish males, who are holding a meeting in the local synagogue, are informed by their local representative that there will be a day of national celebration. The entire celebration amounts to a national nuptial moment whose climax is the elopement of Miriam and Rogelio.
This parallelism shows that elopement entails cutting cultural ties: Miriam abandons her kin and Rogelio has to start anew somewhere else. Hence, the new generation challenges the previous one to configure a new country and a new integrated identity. Whilst they stand for the replication of the values brought from their home country, she represents the adventurous newcomer who is ready to embrace her new country.
This difference, of course, enhances the gap that exists between the two generations. Whereas Jewish characters have become more visible on screen since the s, most of the films depicting Jews focus on the Jewish male. The character representation of the protagonist encapsulates, to some extent, the invisibility of the Jewish female on film up until now. To reinforce her prominence, Menis frequently employs medium shots and close-ups of Gertrudis. Paradoxically, even though Gertrudis is given cinematographic prominence, her family pays her little attention. Because she goes unnoticed in the eyes of others, Gertrudis becomes marginalised, thus emphasising the theme of the film: the beauty that nobody sees.
But her invisibility is linked to her own identity as an Argentine Jewish female settled in a rural area. Jewish women who settled in the countryside inhabited a frontier zone. Their sex and minority-group status seemingly made all Jewish women outsiders. McGee Deutsch , 5. Indeed, it is this discrimination that is articulated in the story of Gertrudis, whose argentinidad constitutes a point of controversy from the moment she is born. My girlfriend is called like that. So from the beginning of her life her identity has been questioned in terms of both her citizenship and her ethnic group belonging.
On the one hand, her name, which symbolises integration into mainstream Argentine society, reveals that she has been partly accepted by her host country. This exclusion is also seen in the first scene representing her childhood. The key motif of photography, which in the film is associated with group belonging and group identity, marks Gertrudis as the other.
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Five years have passed since she was born and she is now one of five children, but, unlike the rest of her siblings, she has a squint and is thereby different or ugly, as her brother puts it. Her first picture foreshadows what becomes of Gertrudis, an invisible person that does not belong to her identity group. Hence, Gertrudis cannot be seen. The next time a group picture is taken Gertrudis is in primary school, together with her classmates. Standing in the back row, Gertrudis runs away the moment the photograph is being taken so that a blurred image is all that is seen of her in the picture.
The wish to hide herself from the gaze of the camera whenever a group picture is taken is replicated several times in the film. Furthermore, the power that the gaze of the camera exercises demarcates her as an outsider. Her otherness in relation to her classmates, however, is also observed in the classroom scene which precedes the taking of the school photograph. Sosnowski , 4. While the pupils learn about their Jewish roots, they are exposed to Argentine history.
The result is vividly demonstrated in the impeccable Argentine Spanish that Gertrudis speaks in comparison with the accented Spanish her parents and her teacher speak. This is indeed the case with Gertrudis, whose arranged marriage to Cohen, a prosperous widower from the colony, results in her having five children. The marriage proposal scene unveils three aspects of marriage in the Jewish colonies: firstly, young women were not free to select a spouse without parental consent.
Secondly, women did not usually leave the intimate domestic space inasmuch as doing that denoted not complying with the precepts of a good Jewish wife. Sos mi esposa. No vayas otra vez sola al pueblo. La gente va a comentar. What do you need today?
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Tea maybe? Thirdly, the eldest daughter was to marry first. Being the eldest daughter of the family, Gertrudis has to marry before her sisters. After the wedding celebration, an empty frame in the film signifies the passage of twenty years of marriage. The temporal ellipsis may suggest that Gertrudis has lived an ordinary and predictable life.
As long as marital partners fulfilled their duties, even if they cared little for each other, they generally remained together. Women were supposed to maintain a clean home, cook adequate meals, and raise the children, whether or not they worked for wages; men would provide most of the income and abstain from beating their wives.
They would have sexual relations and accord each other a minimum of respect. Infringing these boundaries was ground for ending a marriage. McGee Deutsch , Becoming a primary school teacher, on the other hand, signified three things: being part of the liberal project introduced by Sarmiento, upward mobility for Jewish women and the acceptance of these women in mainstream Argentine society.
Considering all this, it can be argued that the Cohens incarnate the assimilation policy that the discourse of argentinidad advocated in the early twentieth century. Gertrudis, for her part, is the alma mater of a seemingly well-functioning family: she dresses and feeds her family, inculcates good school habits into her children, cleans the house and tends to the garden. She has also been able to marry Jewishness and argentinidad in her daily life. Her cuisine manifests her Ashkenazi Jewish roots, especially when she serves gefilte fish for her family and their French guest, photographer Jean Baptiste, and her self-sacrificing mother role is in accordance with the role of Argentine rural women at the beginning of the twentieth century.
In general terms, as is the case with Gertrudis, women had very limited freedom in Argentina at the time. Accordingly, her world is confined to the domestic sphere which, in the diegesis of the film, she never transcends. Despite her total devotion to her family, Gertrudis does not form part of the intra-diegetic gaze of the film characters. This is conspicuous at meal times when the family enjoy their meals without Gertrudis. On these occasions Menis highlights that it is father and children who form the nuclear family by juxtaposing Gertrudis in the kitchen and the rest of the family in the dining-room, and if she steps into the dining-room, nobody looks at her.
As when she was a child, Gertrudis is also excluded from the family she herself has raised. However, the arrival of Jean Baptiste, a French photographer touring Argentina, becomes the turning point of the tale. His gaze incorporates her into his universe to such an extent that she runs away with him when he leaves the farm.
The last shot of Gertrudis is depicted as a metonymy that invokes her departure. Sitting down with her back turned away from the domestic space but facing instead the garden door, Gertrudis is prompted to transcend the boundary of the colony. In the case of Gertrudis, the break is implied in the dirty crockery and the empty and half-empty bottles towards which she is turning her back, an image that can be read as an act of insubordination. Like Miriam, Gertrudis has also understood that in order to overturn the hierarchy of the patriarchal society in which she lives, she needs to break the prevailing rules.
Therefore she embraces the transcultural character of Argentine society which started to dominate the discourse of argentinidad in the s. To conclude, the study of cinematic Jewish women has been little explored due to the under-representation of the Jewish woman in cinema. However, putting her at the centre of a study can yield new insights into cultural phenomena such as argentinidad. Both films praise the integration of the Jewish community into its host society by means of farming the land where Jews and criollos work together, the attendance at public primary school where Jews learn about Argentine history and literature and mingle with peers from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and the 25 th May celebration during which Jews and criollos mix.
Nevertheless, shifting the focus to the newly-arrived Jewish woman or the marginalised Jewish woman, both living in rural communities at the turn of the last century, gives a different picture. Miriam and Gertrudis are subservient to their parents and husbands respectively and live in strict compliance with the cultural norms of the colony, which means, for instance, accepting arranged marriages. Simba poco a poco comienza a confiar en Kovu, y Kiara y Kovu empiezan a enamorarse. Kovu intenta convencer a Simba de que no tiene nada que ver con el ataque, e incluso intenta proteger a Simba, pero es golpeado por su hermana, Vitani.
Kovu es culpado por su muerte, y Zira golpea a Kovu con su pata y le deja una cicatriz en el ojo que se parece a la de Scar. Mientras Kovu huye, mira hacia Simba, ignorando a Rafiki, que simplemente mira con tristeza. Simba llega hacia Kiara y le da su pata para ayudarla a subir el acantilado.
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