Title: Innocent Erendira and Other Stories

The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother is a short fiction story by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez who uses his life experiences to make his stories. The narrative voice in the story balances characters and events and eventually breaks, momentarily, away from third person into first person mid-story, creating a liminal space connecting the story to another world presumably ours. In this short story Marquez is influenced by the literary movement of naturalism and uses some of the elements to develop the traits of Erendira, the granddaughter, the grandmother, Ulises and the settings. Garcia gives a powerful impression of the personality of these characters. Naturalism in literature is an approach that proceeds from an analysis of reality in terms of natural forces like heredity, environment, and physical drives. Naturalism neglects supernatural powers and considers the nature to be the primary reason for everything happening. Marquez strives to portray life accurately through the dehumanization and the romanticization of adolescence that shape Erendira and her grandmother's life, showing the exploitation of labor by profit and of passivity by ruthlessness; Instead of free will, Marquez depicts Erendiras actions as determined by environmental forces surrounding her.
Marquez's use of naturalistic style, depicting Erendira as a human animal, helps us see her as dehumanized, a real human being going through real life. At the beginning of the story as the grandmother and Erendira get a ride to a town after the house burns down, we see the start of the dehumanization process. As a payment for the ride, the truck loader, "taming her with tenderness. (203), makes love to Erendira. Marquez's use of the word "taming  suggest animal treatment as we usually associate the word with training animals. Soon after arriving in the town the grandmother as a mailman "Do you like it? (205) in which he re...

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Obvious relationship between The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother, one of whose characters is called precisely Ulysses, and the Odyssey is also appreciated. This Ulises of García Márquez, adventurer, traveler, lovesick clarifies to the innocent Erendira clarifies that Ulysses is not a Gringo’s name but navigator’s name, in what is a direct evocation of the Homeric hero.

The Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother

The novella The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and of Her Heartless Grandmother (1972) was written by the Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez; the film Erendira (1983) was scripted by Garcia Marquez and directed by Ruy Guerra. In the Erendira texts, readers and viewers are presented with a situation in which a fourteen-year-old girl is forced to prostitute herself to pay back a debt to her "heartless" grandmother due to an accident. Both the novella and film could be read as an allegory of Colombia's political situation beginning with the "violencia" of the 1940s through today. Then, as today, revolutionaries fought the civil authority for a better distribution of goods, autonomy, and land. More broadly, the texts could be seen as a battle for power between governmental forces and the people in all of Latin America-Erendira representing the people, and the grandmother (and the men who use Erendira) the different governments. Critics such as Beesley, Portocarrero, and Jaeck rely on the symbolic element the two main female characters portray: mainly the power structures between Latin America vs. Spain or Latin American governments vs. the people. As Diane E. Marling points out, many early critics of the novella concentrate on the "magical, fairy-tale elements" of the written text (175).1 Much of the criticism on Erendira was written in the eighties after the published text and film production, although an earlier film script was apparently written years before the novella in the mid-1960s (Mills and Gronlund 117).

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No way. But I think Gabo and Triana want us to think about the magical events it takes to free Eréndira . (Just as in last season’s Lucido by Rafael Spregelburd, it takes a surreal space ship for the children to escape the chaos of a culture in decay.) In The Innocent Erendira, extraordinary things happen.

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directed the Playhouse Jr. production of Huck Finn in May. Her other directing projects include her own adaptation of The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and her Heartless Grandmother by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Elektra by Euripides, Gross Sales by Erica Jones, and Natural Affection by William Inge. As an actress, Payne appeared in several productions with Steppenwolf Theatre Company and worked with many off-loop companies in Chicago, including The Hypocrites, Famous Door, The Journeymen, and the Artistic Home. She is the recipient of the James Pendleton Foundation Prize and is a member of the 2008 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, as well as the 2012 Director’s Lab West in Los Angeles.

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"Innocent Erendira and Other Stories" is a collection of short stories from the Nobel Prize winner and author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera", Gabriel Garcia Marquez. "Erendira was bathing her grandmother when the wind of misfortune began to blow". While her grotesque and demanding grandmother retires to bed, ...