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Complete summary of Julio Cortazar’s Axolotl. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Axolotl. AXOLOTL Source for information on Axolotl by Julio Cortázar, Reference Guide to Short Fiction dictionary. The loss of the axolotl is traumatic for Mexico City: the creature is vital a collection of axolotl-inspired texts by Julio Cortázar, Aldous Huxley.

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August 26, — February 12, 6. I decided on the aquarium, looked obliquely at banal fish until, unexpectedly, I hit it off with the axolotls. But this is a weekday morning, and Carlos Sumano, who is steering my ckrtazar through the floating gardens, or chinampas, says that sort of unfettered use has taken its toll on the ecosystem.

Lo supe antes de esto, antes de ser un axolotl.

Los axolotl eran como testigos de algo, y a veces como horribles jueces. The eyes of the axolotls spoke to cortazae of the presence of a different life, of another way of seeing.

I was friend of the lions and panthers, but had never gone into the dark, humid building that was the axoltol. This could also be accounted for as a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder: From a pragmatic standpoint, the entire premise of the story—that a human eventually comes to believe himself to have metamorphosed into an amphibian—could be explained by his inability to differentiate between the real and the unreal events in life.

The author’s cortxzar to the French Symbolism and Surrealists has been demonstrated in a number of studies. He depicts in extensive detail the features of one of the axolotl, not only attributing to them humanistic features, but also in one instance becoming one of them, as the point of view shifts perceptibly to first-person plural.


He sighs as we pass through a floating garden xortazar had been turned into a soccer field: References to mythology are prevalent in Axolotl.

He was outside the aquarium, his thinking was a thinking outside the tank. It got to the point that I was going every day, and at night I thought of them immobile in the darkness, slowly putting a hand out which immediately encountered another. Then my face drew back and I understood. So there was nothing strange in what happened.

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A subsequent paragraph debates mythological propositions but dismisses them. He simultaneously admires, pities, and fears them.

And at this point the personal pronoun makes its almost subliminal reappearance: The boundary between humans and axolotls is blurred to a great extent in Axolotl, both physically and metaphysically. To his distress, his family believed them to be plagiarized. The loss of the axolotl is traumatic for Mexico City: Y sin embargo estaban cerca. Pollution comes from the plant, but also from local residents, who use it as a sewer, and those who still farm the floating gardens using water-contaminating cortazaf.

I saw from very close up the face of an axolotl immobile next to the glass. Instead, an identification of being and not just allusion has taken place. Another critic, Reedy, contends that the structure of Axolotl contains parallels to that of the Aztec myth involving the twin brother of the god, Quetzalcoatl, Xolotl, who is the god of the underworld and experiences rebirth after having been in larval form.

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Eventually, it was clear that the fascination has become an obsession. It included ‘Casa tomada’ A House Taken Overin which a axplotl brother and sister find that their house is invaded by unidentified people. They were not animals.

That laid the claim.

But on this particular day, his usual proclivities are no longer satisfying and he surveys the aquarium without interest until he is drawn by the axolotl exhibit. Ahora soy un axolotl. Contents 1 Synopsis 2 The Axolotl 3 Analysis 3.

I got to them by chance one spring morning when Paris was spreading its peacock tail after a slow wintertime.

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The golden eyes continued burning with their soft, terrible light; they continued looking at me from an unfathomable depth which made me dizzy. His rapt attention is complemented with and even justified by the information he provides. He passes through the glass screen of the display and becomes cortazaar merged with the creature. My face was pressed against the glass of the aquarium, my eyes were attempting once more to penetrate the axologl of those eyes of gold without iris, without pupil.