The Family of Pascual Duarte (Spanish: La Familia de Pascual Duarte) is a novel written by Spanish Nobel laureate Camilo José Cela. CAMILO JOSE CELA AND “LA FAMILIA DE PASCUAL DUARTE”. DAVID M. FELDMAN. Princeton University. La familia de Pascual Duarte1 occupies. Complete summary of Camilo José Cela’s The Family of Pascual Duarte. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Family of Pascual Duarte.

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The Family of Pascual Duarte Spanish: The first two editions created an uproar and in less than a year it was banned.

A new Spanish edition was allowed in This novel also contains themes of extreme realism and existentialism. The characters live in padcual margins of society and their lives are submersed in anguish and pain. The archetype of this theme is found in the protagonist of the novel, Pascual Duarte.

La familia de Pascual Duarte

He has learned that violence is the only way to solve his problems. The novel has various narrators, the main being Pascual Duarte, who recounts his history in a rural dialect. Our protagonist is from Extremadura and his life unfolds throughout the years of andyears in which the social and political structures of Spain were marked by extreme instability. This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic Constitution. The novel has a clear religious theme, partly from the author himself, who was very devoted.


The references to God throughout the novel are numerous. His life is full of pain and bad luck. A man of impulse and no conscience. This leads him to murder without scruples and as a consequence to spend his life in jail. She has total control over their father.

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She left their house and probably began to work as a uose. She lost two sons, one from a falling off of a burro, and then another Pascualito who died after 11 months. Died at a young age. He was cruel, especially to his son Mario. She hit her children and was unfaithful to her husband, Esteban.

Finally, Pascual killed her for all that had happened.

Pascual resented him profoundly. Pascual ultimately killed him. Pascual went to see him when he was about to marry. Had a good relationship with Pascual and was with him in camlio moments before his death.

She was in love with Pascual even before he married Lola. The two married after he got out of durate. A good man who helped Pascual to leave prison for the first time. The first-person narrator-protagonist Pascual Duarte, while awaiting execution in the condemned cell, tells the story of his family life and his homicidal past, culminating in matricide.


He claims, amongst other things, that Fate is controlling his life and whatever he does it will never change. The book could be said to explore a Spanish version of Existentialism known as tremendismo.

His autobiographical tale shows some of the tremendously harsh peasant reality of rural Spain up to the beginning of the Franco regime. He died from a rabid dog bite. Plot The first-person narrator-protagonist Pascual Cxmilo, while awaiting execution in the condemned cell, tells the story of his family life and his homicidal past, culminating in matricide.

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