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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Our politicians frequently mix public business with private. As he molds them he also molds himself.

malincne Blasphemy, as Machado wrote, is a prayer in reverse. In the first place, she is an Indian Virgin; in the second place, the scene of her appearance to the Indian Juan Diego was a hill that formerly contained a sanctuary dedicated to Tonantzin, “Our Mother,” the Aztec goddess of fertility.

A psychologist would say that resentment is the basis of his character. The same can be said of indigenist propaganda, which is also supported by fanatical criollos and mestizoswhile the Indians have never paid hikos the slightest attention. El obrero moderno carece de individualidad. O inventa la figura de Mellors, un guardabosque, un hijo de la sierra.


We still suffer from that wound. In both situations the individual and the group struggle simultaneously and contradictorily to hide and to reveal themselves.


Guadalupe is pure receptivity, and the benefits she bestows are of the same order: In Argentina a torn dress is a vestido chingado. If we do not mass produce products, we vie with one another in the difficult, exquisite and useless art of dressing fleas.

mainche He does not pertain to our world; he is not from our city; he does not live in our neighborhood. In almost every culture the goddesses of creation are also goddesses of destruction.

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He is power isolated in its own potency, without relationship or compromise with the outside world. His beginnings are in his own self.

En su forma yace, escondida, presta a saltar, la sorpresa. If we compare this expression with the Spanish hijo de puta son of a whorethe difference is immediately obvious. In many instances these phantasms are vestiges of past realities. To the Mexican there are only two possibilities in life: Is it not extraordinary that the effects persist after the causes have disappeared? Guadalupe is pure receptivity, and the benefits she bestows are of the same order: In Chile and Argentina a petard se chinga when it fails to explode, and businesses that fail, fiestas that are rained out, actions that are not completed, also se chingan.

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Our shout strips us naked and discloses the wound that we alternately flaunt and conceal, but it does not show us the causes of this separation from, and negation of, the Mother, not even when we recognize that such a rupture has occurred. Otros reflelan nuestros problemas actuales, pero de una manera indirecta, escondiendo o disfrazando su oftavio naturaleza.


On the other hand, there is profound devotion to Christ as the Son of God, as the youthful God, above all as the victimized Redeemer.

Finally, there is no especial veneration for God the Father in the Trinity. The macho has no heroic or divine counterpart. One turn of the political mechanism is enough. Nor does he want to be descended from them. Paz abandoned his position as ambassador in India in reaction to this event. All of our anxious tensions express themselves in a phrase we use when anger, joy or enthusiasm cause us to exalt our condition as Mexicans: They are projectiles or knives.

Distant, vague and indeterminate. In all civilizations, God the Father becomes an ambivalent figure once he has dethroned the feminine deities. In a confused way they reflect our intimacy: