Critics generally read the matter of diagetic subjectivity as existential in Carlos Solórzano's works Las manos de Dios and El sueño del ángel. This study, however, seeks to explore the possibility of non-existential modes of subjectivity in these dramas. It posits an Althusserian mode of subjectivity due to the central conflict of the plays revolving around the oppressive rituals of a controlling church institution. Although the author expresses existential ideals, a reading that takes into account the issue of the church as an ideology producing mechanism, as well as its modes of operation, shows that on the diagetic level the experience of the characters is one in which they find themselves in a world where individuals operate as non-autonomous subjects.
College and Department
Humanities; Spanish and Portuguese
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Di Giordano, Matthew John, "The Impossibility of Freedom in Las manos de Dios and El sueño del ángel" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 2378.
Carlos Solórzano, Carlos Solorzano, Las manos de Dios, El sueño del ángel, El sueno del angel, subjectivity, Althusser, ideology, rituals