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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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. She immediately attracts a great following as she is recognized as a wonderful performer, a great beauty, and a kind soul.

Through the prevalence of songs and poems as well as the descriptions of dances and fortune-tellings, Cervantes shows mainstream Spain the art behind a group of people often ostracized.

The gypsies take him to their camp outside of the city where he discovers he first lessons on gypsy life and Preciosa is given another chance to assert her independence.

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.

It appears that Cervantes is attempting to acknowledge a version of the gypsy life completely contrary to the stereotypical depiction. Everyone was quick to believe her throughout her deception, gitajilla as soon as she chooses to be honest she is no longer credible Lipson, Throughout the story the reader is also able to see the emphasis on community within the gypsy culture. Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 9.

Preciosa refuses to keep the poem until the page agrees to take back his money, which he does.

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The second depiction yitanilla the gypsy life is that of the exceptional gypsies. Preciosa lives a life of deception out of circumstance, she makes no choice to do say, this was just the lot she was given. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Another argument is that, although Preciosa may have been born gitnilla, she was raised a gypsy just as much as any of her peers which begs the question of nature vs.

They agreed that they should return to the same place in eight days, in which time Preciosa could verify his identity and the gentleman could arrange his affairs. The gypsies travel to Madrid where Preciosa makes her debut in a festival for the patron saint of the city, Saint Annawhere Preciosa is able to sing and dance for the public.


It is also possible to see this concept of truth vs. Would you have me lose a hundred crowns, Preciosa? Once in Madrid, Preciosa is again approached by the page who wrote the romance for her, ready to offer another poem.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Is it more important that she was born as a noble or that she was raised as a gypsy? While the gypsies are on the way to the lieutenant’s house, they stop when beckoned from a window by a gentleman.

Articles lacking in-text citations from October All articles lacking in-text citations Interlanguage link template link number. Preciosa critiques the poem and when questioned as to how she knows so much, she 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 at a young age.

The reader is able to see the importance of music, poetry, dance, and the oral tradition for the gypsy people.


The gypsies take him in, tend to his injury, and offer him sanctuary. The gypsies agree to help Don Sancho, as that is his name until renamed Clemente by the gypsies. This dialogue unfolds a moral code in which marriage, love, and fidelity are tesumen very important and integral to the gypsy life. This page was last edited on 3 Februaryat The ladies all fawn over Preciosa and ask to hear their fortunes toldbut none among them could find any money to give.

Preciosa’s grandmother confesses to having kidnapped Preciosa as reshmen young reeumen and raised her as her own granddaughter. Each has a hidden truth, even though Preciosa is not aware of hers until the end of the story. During these adventurous two years, much is learned both by the main characters and about them, resulting in an unexpected happy ending.

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. Preciosa insists on answering the gentleman for herself, asserting that her virtue cannot be swayed by money, promises, or schemes.


La gitanilla depicts two versions of what the gitailla life is like. Preciosa refuses to follow this condition, affirming her independence and asking that the young man trust her.

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. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

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.

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. Retrieved from ” https: Mendacious Discourse in La gitanilla. Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America Preciosa is a 15 year old gypsy girl who was raised by an old gypsy woman who calls herself Preciosa’s grandmother. Another example of the dichotomous nature of truth and deception in the story is that of Preciosa’s grandmother.

She refuses to engage in conversation with Clemente until he swears to be honest with her.

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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? Clemente is forced into living in deception out of necessity to preserve his life. The reader is slowly introduced to this version through the character of Preciosa. After the performance another page approaches Preciosa with a petition to perform his poems, giving her a folder paper containing one of his romances for her to perform.

Preciosa’s grandmother agrees to perform for the lieutenant and his wife. 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.