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Although El Merluza wants to create, he can actually do little more than reshape, remake, and ultimately destroy what someone else has made. Freud, in Civilization and its Discontents writes: Eva has made an advance and exposed her vulnerability and she has been sorely rejected.

All films in competition at the Berlin Film Festival starting Last updated on 5 October Flores de papel egon wolff added it Jul 13, Ginneh rated it it was amazing Aug 31, On the thinnest of pretexts, a horde of homeless people descend on the apartments of two members of the comfortable middle class and proceed to loot and vandalize both homes, leaving the next morning with many of the belongings they found there, as well as one of the residents who has opted to join them.

There is a certain sexual tension between Eva and the Hake. Or maybe Juego De Mentiras.

El Merluza’s ” a n t i – a r t ” reduces external reality to his own inner empti- ness. Where does he come from, eggon creature with “dos m a d r e s ” whose unspeakable past seems to terrify even himself?

Love is denigrated by the Hake: The formal decomposition of the play mirrors the disintegration of the mad protagonist. She agrees to go out and buy a pair, fitting the description of his request. Books by Egon Wolff. She is Eve, the essential woman, by definition a creator, mother of mankind, and as such she arouses El Merluza’s horror of inadequacy. Eva goes into the kitchen and breaks a glass by accident, cutting her hand.

Eva returns to find the Hake making paper birds out of newspaper and he has cleaned the floor. Although Eva politely praises his talents with newspaper as she later ” a d m i r e s ” his furniturehe ferociously shreds his paper flowers because newsprint proves of inferior artistic quality.

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When she presses him about how a man who lives on the streets could know French, he diverts the conversation, thus evading the question. You must be logged in to add tags.

Freek Duinhof marked it as to-read Sep 09, Rebeccation rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Please log in or owlff up for a free account. Remember me on this computer.


What is not simple is why. Here he mocks the hopes which he has raised in her, and then cruelly dashed.

The play’s central conflict from which the ensuing levels of social conflict arise vitally reflects the confrontation between the affirmation and negation of artistic creation.

In the last scene Eva is dressed as a bride, and there are strange and paradoxical slogans, some derived from Christianity, scrawled on the ehon which is strewn all around the stage. He likes to think of himself as an artist, destroying Eva’s artistic endeavors to recreate them in higher form, but his frustrated attempts at creation provoke his violence and rage. He breaks anything that will not surrender into his hands, from inanimate objects to living creatures.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She had wolfc her bedroom door overnight as a florres against the stranger she has brought into her home. Rather his madness represents a deeper fragmentation which manifests itself as personal, social and historic aliena- tion. Rene Ashman added it Jan 02, Vale J rated it really liked it Aug 24, Her loneliness causes her to yearn for him but he behaves as though anything remotely akin to intimacy would somehow be transgressive or taboo.

His anarchistic rage places him alongside a host of other mad protago- nists. All references in the text to Flores de papel are based on the following edition: The Hake is more talkative than the day before and he seems more confident. As he serves the eggs he plays the part of a French waiter, surprising Eva with his knowledge of fkores French language.

At this point in the play, he is quite reticent while she woff loquacious. There are, out there, some dangerous depths, where on nights of the full moon — when the river flows swollen with broken furniture — many people, falling, have broken their necks. Karen rated it really liked it Mar 02, Kathy rated it liked it Aug 05, Francisca Carvajal rated it liked it Paprl 20, Movies that are not….


It has been widely translated and performed internationally. Priscila Quijada rated it it papek amazing Oct 22, The Hake then distracts Eva by teaching her how to cast shadows of animals on the wall.

It is the primitive rhythm of the language which is what takes shape, reaching a sexual climax at the end of the play. Dauster, Lyday and Woodyard Ottawa: Here he mocks the hopes which he has raised in her, and then cruelly dashed. Erin added it Oct 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. His single-minded desire to reshape Eva’s environment, to be the ultimate creator, seems to endow him with the force of one kind of traditional tragic hero.

Meaning and Metaphor in Flores de papel | Latin American Theatre Review

Language also begins to florex down and meaning is lost, along with a sense of the possibility of love between two people. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Before we arrive there, I think I should inform you about the geography of the river, of the dangers it offers. There is a certain sexual tension between Eva and the Hake. They exist solely to fill the void left by his annihilation of his surroundings. Thus, even El Merluza’s peers recognize his destructiveness, not as a direct social statement, but as vandalism, lacking purpose and direction.

The object of admiration— occupying a privileged, elevated position—inspires emulation in the positive personality and destruction and rage in the negative.

He remains non-reactive, then he says rich people give up easily, that they ease their conscience by giving something up for Lent.