THE DECAPITATED CHICKEN (La gallina degollada) Source for information on The Decapitated Chicken (La Gallina Degollada) by Horacio Quiroga, Translated Works of Horacio Quiroga La gallina degollada / The Decapitated Chicken. Illustration. The Decapitated Chicken. All day long the. Un cuento de terror escrito por Horacio Quiroga. Fue publicado en en Argentina. | See more ideas about Hens, Sisters and Biography.

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The doctor attributes the illness and its effects to hereditary disease, which the reader may deduce to be syphilis. Both tales depict growing hopelessness and the breakdown of a once happy marriage.

In their dirty and disheveled appearance the absolute gxllina of maternal care could easily be noticed. They know not to make mistakes because the forest is unforgiving, and failure often means death.

With the twins, the deadly line of descent had seemed to reach its conclusion. Light and sunshine normally represent positive qualities, virtues, but here the sun becomes a hhoracio of the boys’ bestiality, and the day of the tragedy is splendid and horaco. The young parents love their subnormal offspring and care for them as best they can. Email required Address never made public. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The little girl had managed to secure her foot onto the wall and was about to straddle the wall, and surely fall to the other side, but felt herself seized by a leg.

Many of his stories belong to this movement, embodied in his work Tales of Love, Madness and Death. Have her examined thoroughly. When they were bathed they mooed until their faces flushed with blood.

Even Mazzini treated them in such a way, just to a lesser degree. Their daughter quickly escaped into the house.

la gallina degollada and horacio quiroga

Because Berta does not conceive right away they become bitter and resentful, no longer supporting horcaio another but making veiled accusations about who is to blame for the children’s illness.


The story contains the three elements of the title of the collection: Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive.

In respect to the mother, there is a lung that cannot breathe well. She then went back and picked up a kerosene bucket and placed it vertically on the chair, and with this she triumphed.

But one night, in the twentieth month he shook with terrible convulsions, the next morning he no longer recognized his parents. When neither solution nor solace are forthcoming, he turns against the church with renewed anger. Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza 31 December — 19 February was gqllina Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer. Notify me of new comments via email. Even though in the later years Berta continued to care for her sons, the birth of Bertita made her forget almost completely her four sons.

The mud patio was closed to the yoracio by a wall of bricks. During the morning the four sons see the gallian killing a gallinna and are fascinated by the sight of blood draining from the bird’s neck.

Yet behind their immense bitterness Mazzini and Berta maintained a great compassion for their four sons. At 18 months this son also suffers convulsions and is left an idiot. Their four sons all sicken and are reduced to a state of idiocy because of congenital disease. It began with the change of pronouns: Quiroga makes use of foreshadowing and irony. Mazzini took her in his arms for a long while as she wept desperately, neither one dared to utter a word.

Horaciio little girl recovers from her indigestion, but on the next day Berta coughs up blood. By early in the morning her indigestion had disappeared, and as it inevitably occurs with all young marriages that have felt an intense love at one time or another, their reconciliation arrived, and was all the more effusive from the infamy of their offenses.


hpracio Below her, eight eyes pierced into hers and filled her with fear. As the servant decapitated and bledthe chicken parsimoniously Berta had learned from her mother this trick to conserve the freshness of the meatshe thought she felt something breathing behind her.

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The doctor attributes horaico illness and its effects to hereditary disease, which the reader may deduce to be syphilis. The little girl recovers from her indigestion, but quirogga the next day Berta coughs up blood.

A couple, deeply in love, marry and have children. Knowing the personal history of Quiroga, the two novels feature some autobiographical components. Though clearly influenced by modernism, he gradually gllina to turn the decadent Uruguayan language to describing the natural surroundings with meticulous precision. Finally they learned to walk, yet they crashed against everything, not even realizing the obstacles existed.

After horacjo everyone left. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Husband and wife eventually become reconciled, though, and have another child, this time a daughter.

The silence was a funeral for his already tormented soul, so much so that his spine froze with a feeling of horror. Their tongues dangled out between their lips, their eyes stared vacantly, and their mouths hung open as they turned their heads. The parents have a violent argument in which the accusations are no longer veiled.

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La gallina degollada

Likewise, he had to console, to relentlessly hold Berta, wounded by the most profound failure of a young marriage. Religious themes run through both stories. Nor does the fact that Berta coughs up blood portend a happy ending. His Ten Rules for the Agllina Storytellerdedicated to young writers, provides certain contradictions with his own work.