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dc.contributor.authorPiñero Gil, Eulalia C.
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationREDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 1994, n. 8, p. [81]-92. ISSN 1131-9674en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Spanish Student (1843) by Henry Wadswprth Longfellow is a play based on Miguel de Cervantes's novel La gitanilla (1612). Both works present a Gypsy girl who stniggles for surviving in a non-Gypsy male-dominated society. Two ideas are going to be developed throughout the texts: the young Gypsy's honour and the Gypsies'role in Spanish society. On the one hand, Cervantes portrays a self-confident Gypsy girl who wants to be respected by men, and a proud Gypsy community whose only goal is to be accepted by society. On the other hand, Longfellow depicts a very insecure girl,concemed about pubiic judgement on her virtue and a Gypsy community devoted to stealing and plundering. Consequently, two attitudes are observed in these authors: Cervantes's nonconservative and challenging position vs. Longfellow's conventional romantic view of the Gypsies in Spain.en_US
dc.publisherUniversidad de Alcalá de Henares. Servicio de Publicacionesen_US
dc.title"The Spanish Student" y "La Gitanilla" : del convencionalismo a la rebeldíaen_US
dc.subject.ecienciaHistoria de América

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