La vida es sueño rincon del vago
Life is a dream characters features
«The page was the idea of Javier Castellanos and Miguel Ángel Rodero, two computer science students at the Pontifical University of Salamanca,» Benito told Verne by telephone from Salamanca. «They were asked to do a Religion assignment and, searching the Internet in the 90s, they came up with the idea of creating a website where they could upload their work. Word of mouth made it a success: «They started with six of their own papers, and within a few weeks they had received more than 100».
Another case closer to home: «One of the most talked about was the case of the report on the San Glorio ski resort, in León». The PP commissioned an environmental study of more than 165,000 euros, and much of it was copied from El Rincón del Vago. «We appeared in the journal of sessions of the Board by the crosses between PP and PSOE for this case,» recalls Benito, amused.
El Rincón del Vago has a section on tactics for making chops and another on study techniques. Curiously, the one on study techniques «works much better» than the one on chops. «After so much time making the world a worse place with the web,» jokes the lawyer, «I created a blog with study techniques, concentration techniques… to make up for it. And it’s going great,» he says.
Life is a dream day 2 summary
The influence of this Platonic conception in the work is evident: Segismundo lives at the beginning inside a prison, a cavern, where he remains in the most complete darkness due to the ignorance of himself; only when he is able to know who he is, he achieves triumph, the light. Calderón, quite rightly, adopted the form of the philosophical drama to address a large number of confluent themes in this focus and in this literary topic, platonic in its western roots:
After confessing to the people the existence of his son, he sets Rosaura and Clarín free. But Clotaldo wants to know who is Rosaura’s enemy, who came to these lands to avenge a grievance, and inquiring he finds out that it is the king’s nephew, Astolfo, whose marriage to Estrella Rosaura wants to avoid.
Segismundo behaves like a despot prince throwing a servant out of the window shortly after waking up, tries to force himself on Rosaura, hurts Clotaldo who comes to the aid of his daughter, and engages in a sword fight with Astolfo. In view of his behavior, King Basilio decides to put him back to sleep and take him back to the tower.
What is the life of calderón de la barca?
When comparing José M.ª Ruano de la Haza’s careful edition of that first version that was printed in Zaragoza with the one that was included in the First Part of Comedias (Madrid, 1636), we can find significant variations:
The mere didactic statement of the theatrum mundi (for in 1635 Calderón has already written the auto and does not wish to insist on an already worn-out ethical emblem) gives way to a sort of nostalgic «collige, virgo, rosas» to hurry the vital instinct to which he wants to cling:
(b) We also find a marked will to underline in Sigismund (and in the characters, in general) a greater inclination to become subjects of a pedagogical or ethical experiment, of a problematic and costly improvement of his vital career with the aim of elevation to the plane of rationality. In the version before 1630 (v. 137) Sigismund claimed «to have more instinct» than the creatures around him, while in the one written around 1635 he claims not «instinct» but «the distinct». That is, he proclaims the capacity of distinction, that is, of discernment to involve the individual in his communicative needs with the environment, with the logos and the senses in general: if in the first version Segismundo expressed his notional isolation through the words «although I never tried» (v. 219), in the second he specifies: «and although I never saw nor spoke».
Life is a dream monologue
I found the book quite easy to read because I like stories that are written in theaters as they make them more interesting, apart from this I also liked it because I like medieval stories.
The theaters are interesting to me because the continuous change of characters gives another more lively rhythm to the story. Although in this work there are some moments in which some characters talk for a long time I also liked it.
I had to read the book in a short time as it was passed on to me quite late but I read it easily for the reasons I gave above. The fact that the story was in verse also helped me as this made it easier to read but I don’t know why. For all these reasons the story doesn’t weigh you down and it seems as if the story itself encourages you to keep reading it.
The story itself I liked, but there were some parts where I got bored, on the one hand in the parts where only one character spoke for a long time and on the other hand in the parts where the author used a difficult language in which I did not understand anything. The scene that I liked the most was when Clarin tries to escape from the war and then he is shot dead. This made me laugh a lot. Scenes like that encouraged me to keep reading.