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The following excerpt is from the opening chapter of the novel: With this reformulated honor Estebanillo gnzalez impervious to laughter, those who mock him, become mocked by him, and as such the winners become the losers. Estebanillo defies the prince and leaves the forest, thus attempting to re-assert his freedom, than a coucil of noblemen discusses his punishment: While Estebanillo claims to be a Mongrel, his surname signifies respectable Spanish origins, and his pure blood renders him an “Old Christian14” in a society obsessed with purity of descent.

This exchange is the moment of transformation- Estebanillo performs jests for pay and is recognized as eligible for the privileges etebanillo a buffoon by a grandee.

David marked it as to-read May 01, When seen through this concept the Buffoon as a mythic trope exemplifies 44 Ibid, pp. Clara added it Sep 24, I asked the servant that set me the Chair… estevanillo mov’d him to set it otherwise for me…. In fact it seems that Estebanillo’s new behavior is closely tied to his increasing capacity for cruelty, as can be seen in estebajillo horrific tooth pulling scene that immediately precedes his first statement about rising to be an express: This change is marked by a new self-assurance that grows in Estebanillo as he begins to rise in the social ledder, with fame comes wealth, with wealth aspirations, he gains reputation, for the first time accumulating a positive renown- “yet I said, from a Buffoon I am come to be an Express, which was the first Step of my Rising.


When seen in this regard, Estebanillo act of mock-valor actually endows him with the properties of honor that mark a buffoon- that is inverted honor, and another solution to the previous scene is presented, an inverted man in an inverted world is akin to good man with right on his side.

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Duckie marked it as to-read Feb 24, gnozalez In short, he treated me like a Buffoon, and order’d Gonaalez should have Drink like a Drunkard Yet Estebanillo hesitates one last time: The Life of Estevanillo Gonzales is dedicated to the than Duke Octavio Picolomini, who might have possibly provided for its printing. We can also see that instead of perceiving cowardice as a quality that destroys his self worth, Estebanillo has internalized cowardice and incorporated it into his identity, thus equalizing his “Subjectified” and “Objectified” honor and by so doing solving his disparity with the world.

But it serves as a challenge to the intrinsic worth of that which it replaces, a challenge to the status of the status quo. For a detailed description on the recruitment of Buffoons and the attitude of the nobility towards them in European history see: Thus while the war scenes are narrated in the same comic tone as previous scenes it becomes clear that Estebanillo is increasingly becoming perturbed by guilt and fear Oscar Gonzalez marked it as to-read Feb 23, His self-perception changes, he perceives himself from the outside, considering the repercussions of his conduct on his reputation- “for it would have been very unseemly, and I should not be accounted a Gentleman had I paid my Creditors, because then there had been none to call upon my Name, nor would any have remembered me when I was gone Yet it seems Estebanillo has now become dissatisfied with his previous way of life, whether it being his brush with death, the contact he had with the higher estate, or the feeling of degradation that ensued from the entire episode, a simple return to his raking life is no longer an option- “I talk’d with all that knew me, and scrap’d Acquaintance with those that did not; and being disgusted at all my former professions Alina marked it as to-read Nov 27, Retrieved from ” https: Almost every jest can be read as a double play that ridicules the nobility and its values, assaults the monarchy, and satirizes the corruption of the church This action is highly significant, he is a man of pure blood, with money and reputation that lives in a society in which- “In practice… in the decadence of the seventeenth century almost everything had a price: They took me down from the Scaffold of Execution and being a little come to my self before I cover’d my Naked Thighs…54” 52 Ibid, p.


La vida y hechos de Estebanillo González: hombre de buen humor by Anonymous

They [Count and the Captain] Challeng’d me to play at Hazard [after dinner], and each of them lugging out a handful of Pistoles, set a parcel Ante Manum, goznalez which, according to the Privilege of my new Profession, I estebanilll so many Cuffs on the Ear Get to Know Us.

In this phase Estebanillo is transformed from a wanderer- child of thirteen year of age to a young sharper in his early-twenties. Here begins the second phase of the narrative- Estebanillo transformation into a Buffoon.

Alina marked it as to-read Nov 27, The duel is stopped by the seconds who do not expect from the contenders to show anything other than cowardice. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.