Mr. President

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Everything starts at a place called "The Portal of the Lord", which kept the beggars and among them was the Zany, which also said the p. The Zany was annoyed every time you say the word "mother", and once a colonel named Joseph Parrales Smiling he went to wake up screaming the word, the Zany furious therefore killed him. After the murder the Zany flees, the police arrives and takes all the beggars to testify and are forced to tell a lie that General Eusebio Canales accused to the murder. A beggar named Mosco refuses to testify such a lie and is killed by the Auditor of War.

The Zany is found by Miguel Angel Face, and a lumberjack, and this is taken to a village for them. Angel Face gives the news to the president and ordered to assist General Eusebio Canales escape because it does not suit his government that a figure like channels is sent to the batteries. Angel Face goes to the House Networks to help him and meets his daughter Camilla after Lucio asks for help to escape that night. Lucio and another cop named Genaro Zany are at the portal and kill him with one shot and they were told she had rabies. Lucio then goes to the house of Channels and helps you escape this and Camilla, while escaping through separate channels. Camila Angel Face and head to the bar and the next day go to the family house to seek refuge from it but they are rejected. Fedina's wife goes home Genaro Channel to see what happened, but the police arrive and then interrogated and tortured for the whereabouts of channels but does not know anything and therefore threaten to kill his son the end dies and for this reason it flies crazy. After the Auditor Dona Chon sold to the owner of a brothel, but it is useless Fedina as crazy. Channels refuge in the house of three sisters, who will get a smuggler. After a long time riding Channels makes it to the border.

A sorcerer advised Camilla to marry Angel Face to relieve a little solitude, and does it. President to be the best man of Camilla, was the reason that her father committed suicide, even where that is not true. Eventually she and Angel Face are closer emotionally. President invites to a party where they are embarrassed by a relative who was a fugitive. For this reason, Angel Face is going to a bar where he is an American and a few supporters of the president and begin to talk about the nation and its government. When Angel Face is tired of the talk out of the bar and is a minister who takes the presidential palace, where the president tells him that the U.S. wants to remove the financial support for the nation and should be directed to to Washington to fix the situation. Angel Face unconvinced did decide to go as much pay. After Camila tells of the journey and of his plan, which was to get sick and then send it to bring. Since the port is located Ángel Farfán and thinks he is there to fire him, but on the contrary, he and fellow beat him and take away his things, and instead someone is going to the United States and Cara Angel is taken away to prison and tortured.

Time passes and Camilla is concerned and called the embassy and tell lies of her husband, then try to take your passport to go to but he refused. Days after giving birth to a child she was expecting. At the end of an informant tells Angel Face that's why they were imprisoned was because he was the husband of Camilla and she was like the impossible love of the president. Angel Face is believed this lie and then dies of a infarto.Camila goes to the field to continue their life after waiting for letters from him sinceWashington.


In 1898 starts the presidency of Manuel Estrada Cabrera. This put the country into an authoritarian regime is accused of cruelty to the peasant classes and estates to foreigners have delivered for export. He was overthrown in 1920. Thus, the author in the play, tells of the cruelties that corrupt dictator did to the people of his village.

Migel Angel Asturias

Novelist and poet of magical realism , influenced originally by the realism, very soon, without giving up the mark, is entering his chosen field: Aboriginal mythology, the earth itself (the telluric, very current in terms) in the sense of commitment to the travails of peasants under the colonial yoke, which is already in the titles of their works. Along with that, and no less important aspect, quality and sounds of his prose only be compared in Castilian literature twentieth century .

Post Legends of Guatemala (1930) about myths and legends native and mestizo. In his famous novel The President (1946) portrays, as did Valle Inclan in El Tirano Banderas , García Márquez in The Autumn of the Patriarch , Roa Bastos in I the Supreme , who recently joined Vargas Llosa with the party goat - a typical Latin American dictator, for which he used procedures grotesque and burlesque, to describe the brutality and forcefulness total social oppression in their own country by dictatorial governments. For the composer José Castañeda wrote the librettos of the operasLipolidón emulate and images of birth .

Men of maize (1949) is recognized by many as his masterpiece. Typical novel of magical realism, is also seen in the same voices and faces of shame and injustice, but in terms of harsh colonial exploitation. To do this, what stands out is that the author succeeds, almost supernatural, fit the language and rhythm of his prose to the characters portrayed, their fantastic beliefs, manners and customs atavistic.

The more moles and pus had was the nanny of Martin Horn, the newly born son of the chief Gaspar Ilóm. The more dots and more lice had. The Piojosa Grande, Nanny Ilóm Martin. In his lap hot griddle in their old rags so thin, her son slept in mud as something brand new and under coxpi, thin tissue cap covering his head and face so as not to do evil eye is encouraging to hear their noise of falling water in porous soil.

Women with children and men with women. Clarity and warmth of bonfire. Women clarity far and near in the shadows. The men near the clarity and away in the shade. All in the tumult of the flames in the fire of the warriors, fire of the war that will mourn the thorns.

Thus said the younger Indians with senile moving their heads in the bees. Or they said, without losing their rhythm of old: Before the first maguey rope was braided hair is braided women.
Men's corn

In the same vein are two of his major works: "Mulata de Tal" and "Three of four suns", in which the author incorporates into his novel anthropological knowledge about mythology Maya , by linking in a masterly way, by appealing a way of narrating strongly influenced by surrealism , seemingly exclusive world views of the pre-and post-colonial Guatemala. In these works, ancient Mayan gods unexpectedly recovered his place in the contemporary world, as in "Three of four suns" or are brutally replaced by new deities brought and enforced by the various imperial powers. In this process of metamorphosis and changes abound, as seen in "Mulata de Tal", a book of great style, complex and wonderful. This world is diverse and culturally rich syncretic, survives primarily in the language of the poor and the exploited, Asturian language drive, as said, with singular skill, allowing you to show us a world in a poetic phrase and try one of the excluded and the oppressed.The author refuses to accept the cultural and human genocide colonial reality seems to impose on its people, and reaffirms the vitality of the latter, facing a literary enterprise that puts as key players to those victims suffering under the yoke of imperialist domination, notwithstanding their situation, resist oppression, maintaining and playing in the toughest conditions its own identity.

He insisted on similar themes in his subsequent works, such as the controversial novel trilogy known as "The Trilogy of the banana republic" which is comprised of: Strong Wind (1950), The Green Pope (1954) and The eyes of the interred (1960).

The theater of Miguel Angel Asturias is less known, although abundant in the dissent and social criticism: Blackmail and Drydock, both from 1964.

Main Topics

  • Revenge: for all the characters seek revenge on his enemies to the point to take their lives.
  • The injustice of tyranny than to the president.

Secondary Themes

  • Love.
  • Death.
  • Hatred.
  • Corruption.
  • Fear.
  • The absence of the rights of the individual.

Main Characters

Mr. President: was the president of the republic, did not care about the quality of their government only reelection.

Miguel Angel Face: henchman of the president.

Auditor General of War: Person in charge of handling crimes in the nation, the mosquito murderer for not declaring that the murderer of Joseph Parrales

Camilla was the daughter of Eusebio Canales.


The Widow: black beggar who resented the puppet with the word mother.

Hollow Leg: One friend of Zany.

Mosco: Ciego invalid who died for not declaring that the murderer of Joseph Parrales.

José Parrales: was killed by the Zany to yell Mother.

Luis Barreno: Medical barracks, convicted of killing several soldiers.

General Eusebio Canales: Nicknamed Chamarrita accused of unfairly Parrales death.

Genaro Rhodes: Best Friend Lucio Vasquez, arrested for being a friend of Lucio and this helped to drain channels.

Fedina girl: Wife of Genaro, taken to jail and tortured because they found it in the house of channels.

Don Benjamin: Puppeteer giving roles in the portal of the president.

Doña Venjamon: Wife of Don Benjamin.

Juan Canales: Camilla Uncle that is considered a disgrace to the family.

Judith Channel: Uncle John's wife Camilla.

BA Abel Carvajal: One accused of crime that I do Zany.

Bachelor vidalitas: Assistant Judge Advocate.

Doña Concepción Gamusinos: Nicknamed Dona Chon, owner of the brothel El Dulce Encanto.

Modesto Mayor Farfán: Supporter of Channels.


  • Geographical: the physical place where the work takes place is not clear at any time, but it appears that Guatemala is. But within this there are smaller spaces such as The Portal of the Lord, The Prison, The Brothel, House and presidential estate among others.
  • Spiritual: it appears that Catholics are Christians.
  • Social: upper class, lower class and beggars.
  • Thrust of the book: This book deals with what happens in a country during the rule of a tyrant dictator and his colleagues of what happened as a result of a crime and how these dictators took advantage of this crime to avenge some innocents.

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