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An Analysis of Characters in Esteban Echeverría's Novel: The Slaughter House

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2022.050608 | Downloads: 13 | Views: 100


Ding Jiaqi 1


1 School of European Studies, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, No.117 MaChang Road, HeXi District, Tianjin, China

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Ding Jiaqi


The Slaughter House is a masterpiece by the Argentine writer Esteban Echeverría, the first truly realistic short story in Latin American history, and occupies an important place in the history of Latin American literature. Through the story of The Slaughter House, the writer creates several typical characters, exposing the persecution of the federalists and the total control of the poor people by the Argentine dictator Rosas, and reflecting the author's dissatisfaction and criticism of the Rosas regime. This article analyses the characters and explores the symbolic meaning of the work in order to better understand its content and value.


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Ding Jiaqi, An Analysis of Characters in Esteban Echeverría's Novel: The Slaughter House. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2022) Vol. 5: 51-55. DOI:


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