This study seeks to analyze the circular nature of violence and its relation to hope and rebellion in two of Manuel Zapata Olivella's earliest and most important novels: La Calle 10 and Chambacú, corral de negros. These works explore the themes of institutional violence and racial and cultural marginalization within the context of early twentieth century Colombian society. They also present the themes of hope and rebellion in varying ways. By presenting the topic of violence I explore important similarities and differences between the protagonists of the novels and demonstrate how the novels are interconnected thematically and historically.
College and Department
Humanities; Spanish and Portuguese
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Clark, Steven Curtis, "A Framework for Resistance: Violence, Hope, and Rebellion in the Novels of Manuel Zapata Olivella" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. 2372.
Manuel Zapata Olivella, La Calle 10, Chambacú, corral de negros, Violence, Hope, Rebellion