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El silencio habla cuando las palabras no pueden: Sobre el abuso psicológico en Algún amor que no mate de Dulce Chacón

Sonesson, Anna LU (2019) SPAK01 20182
Spanish Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this dissertation is to study the way in which Algún amor que no mate by Dulce Chacón constructs the story of psychological abuse to create the novel’s authentic effect. In this work, we will compare the events in the novel with the strategies of psychological abuse that Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira et al. suggest. In addition, we will explore a theory put forward by Elaine J. Lawless that discusses the issue of narrative ruptures in the accounts of real victims of domestic violence. Indeed, we will investigate the hypothesis that the novel’s protagonist, Prudencia, conveys the magnitude of the abuse she has suffered via the events that are not explicitly stated in the text, that is, through the gaps in her story. The... (More)
The purpose of this dissertation is to study the way in which Algún amor que no mate by Dulce Chacón constructs the story of psychological abuse to create the novel’s authentic effect. In this work, we will compare the events in the novel with the strategies of psychological abuse that Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira et al. suggest. In addition, we will explore a theory put forward by Elaine J. Lawless that discusses the issue of narrative ruptures in the accounts of real victims of domestic violence. Indeed, we will investigate the hypothesis that the novel’s protagonist, Prudencia, conveys the magnitude of the abuse she has suffered via the events that are not explicitly stated in the text, that is, through the gaps in her story. The narrative structure of Algún amor que no mate is complex, and in order to analyse the plot it is important to understand and identify the multitude of narrative voices that exist in the novel, something we will explore with the help of Lucía I. Llorente’s research on this same topic. However, some aspects of Llorente’s work, notably her description of the narrators, are problematic and we seek to provide an alternative interpretation. In the end, we reach the conclusion that most strategies of psychological abuse are present in the work and that the gaps in the story serve to accentuate the protagonist's suffering, which confirms our hypothesis and at the same time highlights two factors that contribute to the authentic effect of the novel. (Less)
Abstract (Spanish)
El propósito de esta tesina es estudiar la manera en la que Algún amor que no mate de Dulce Chacón construye el relato del abuso psicológico para crear su efecto de verosimilitud, y para esta tarea compararemos los incidentes en la novela con las estrategias de abuso psicológico que proponen Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira et al. Además, basándonos en una teoría de Elaine J. Lawless sobre rupturas narrativas en los relatos de víctimas reales de violencia doméstica, partimos de la hipótesis de que la protagonista de la obra, Prudencia, nos hace entender la magnitud del abuso que ha sufrido a través de lo que no está explícitamente dicho en el texto, es decir, mediante los vacíos de su historia. La estructura narrativa de Algún amor que no mate... (More)
El propósito de esta tesina es estudiar la manera en la que Algún amor que no mate de Dulce Chacón construye el relato del abuso psicológico para crear su efecto de verosimilitud, y para esta tarea compararemos los incidentes en la novela con las estrategias de abuso psicológico que proponen Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira et al. Además, basándonos en una teoría de Elaine J. Lawless sobre rupturas narrativas en los relatos de víctimas reales de violencia doméstica, partimos de la hipótesis de que la protagonista de la obra, Prudencia, nos hace entender la magnitud del abuso que ha sufrido a través de lo que no está explícitamente dicho en el texto, es decir, mediante los vacíos de su historia. La estructura narrativa de Algún amor que no mate es compleja, y para poder realizar este análisis era necesario primero entender y identificar la multitud de voces narrativas que existen en la novela, lo cual haremos en diálogo con el trabajo de Lucía I. Llorente que trata este mismo tema. Sin embargo, discrepamos en algunos aspectos con su manera de describir los narradores, y ofreceremos una interpretación alternativa. Al final, llegamos a la conclusión de que la mayoría de las estrategias de abuso psicológico están presentes en la obra, y que los vacíos de la historia sirven para subrayar el sufrimiento de la protagonista, con lo cual confirmamos nuestra hipótesis y a la vez señalamos dos factores que contribuyen al efecto de verosimilitud de la novela. (Less)
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Sonesson, Anna LU
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SPAK01 20182
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Algún amor que no mate, abuso/maltrato psicológico, violencia doméstica, voces narrativas, psychological abuse, domestic violence, narrative voices.
language
Spanish
id
8984321
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2019-06-19 09:23:53
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  author       = {Sonesson, Anna},
  keyword      = {Algún amor que no mate,abuso/maltrato psicológico,violencia doméstica,voces narrativas,psychological abuse,domestic violence,narrative voices.},
  language     = {spa},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {El silencio habla cuando las palabras no pueden: Sobre el abuso psicológico en Algún amor que no mate de Dulce Chacón},
  year         = {2019},
}