Octavio Paz, who searches for the identity of the Mexican people in his study entitled El . In section IV, “Los Hijos de la Malinche,” Paz explains how the word . In this chapter, Octavio Paz discusses the fact that machismo is an offshoot of Mexican historical patterns. He relates . The symbol of this violation is doña Malinche, the mistress of Cortés. When we shout “¡Viva México, hijos de la chingada!. all Mexicans as hijos de puta (sons of raped women) or los Pachuco s and Key words: Identity, Mexico, Pachuco s, La Malinche, Octavio Paz, Gloria Anzaldúa.

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Mexico is all alone, like each one of her sons. Their wealth or their influence in government allows them to maintain a flock of supporters whom the people call, most appositely, lambiscones from the word lamer: And, at the same time, as a search, a desire to transcend this state of exile. O la del aullido en que terminan nuestras canciones, y que posee la misma ambigua resonancia: And be does not affirm himself as a mixture, but rather as an abstraction: Historical circumstances explain our character to the extent that our character explains those circumstances.

Finally, there is no especial veneration for God the Father in the Trinity.

In almost every culture the goddesses of creation are also goddesses of destruction. By means of it we recognize each other among strangers, and we use it every time the real conditions of our being rise to our lips. The Catholic Virgin is also the Mother. Mystery is an occult force or efficacy that does not obey us, and we never know how or when it will manifest itself.


Es la imagen de la fecundidad, pero asimismo de la muerte. She is an image of both fecundity and death. And as a small boy will not forgive his mother if she abandons him to search for octavvio father, the Mexican people have not re La Malinche for her betrayal.

Our suspicions keep us at malinchhe distance. Solitude, the source of anxiety, begins on the day we are deprived of maternal protection and fall into a strange and hostile world.

Mas una diferencia radical nos separa. Another, no less degrading, is the devotion to personalities rather than to principles.

Despite the differences in salary and way of life, the situation of the technician is essentially like that of the worker; he too laz salaried mlainche lacks a true awareness of what he creates. The Mexican and his Mexicanism must be defined as separation and negation. A psychologist would say that resentment is the basis of his character. It is a hollow word.

Sadism begins as a revenge against feminine hermeticism or as a desperate attempt to obtain a response from a octavil we fear is insensible. Pero todos coinciden en hacerse de nosotros una imagen ambigua, cuando no contradictoria: Hence the vanity of the dispute over the historical validity of modem terrorism.


Our attitude toward life is not conditioned by historical events, at least not in the rigorous manner in which the velocity or trajectory of a missile is determined by a set of known factors.


The Mexican venerates a bleeding and humiliated Christ, a Christ who has been beaten by the soldiers and condemned by the judges, because he sees in him a transfigured image of his own identity.

The Mexican does not want to be either an Indian or a Spaniard.

Vivir a solas, sin testigos. Manuel Cabrera points out that the Spanish attitude reflects a moral and historical conception of original sin, while that of the Mexican, deeper and more genuine, transcends both ethics and anecdotes. These feelings are common to all men and there is nothing specifically Mexican in them. El sadismo se inicia como venganza ante el hermetismo femenino o como tentativa desesperada para obtener una respuesta de un cuerpo que tememos insensible.

En el Plata un vestido desgarrado es un vestido chingado. Only an excess of anger or a delirious enthusiasm justifies its use. It would not be difficult to perceive certain homosexual inclinations also, such as the use and abuse of the pistol, a phallic symbol which discharges death rather than life, and the fondness for exclusively masculine guilds.

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In Argentina a torn dress is a vestido chingado. Or we exchange them pwz our allies or enemies for other objects. He is a humorist.

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