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Juan José Arreola | Mexican writer |

Like most of Arreola’s stories, The Switchman’ can be interpreted in a variety of rl an allegory of the pitfalls of the Mexican train system, an existential horror story of life’s absurdities and human limitation, and the author’s desire to laugh in spite of the insanities of the world and human interaction.

The details of the story do not really support his claim that he is indeed an official switchman, so it may be that his tales represent a system that presents absurdity as ugardagujas official truth and relies on the gullibility of the audience.

Where there is only one rail instead of two, the trains zip along guarddagujas allow the first class passengers the side of the train riding on the rail.

He tried his hand at several gjardagujas, including journalism, teaching, and editing. He was obsessively drawn to the absurd and enjoyed satirizing modern technology and its monstrous by-products. The image immediately thereafter of the tiny red lantern swinging back and forth before the onrushing train conveys the story’s principal theme: The stranger is very confused; he has no plans to stay.

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The Switchman (El Guardagujas) by Juan José Arreola, |

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Why, then, does the switchman vanish at this moment?

Arreola’s ingenious tale exudes a very Mexican flavor, but above all else it is a universal statement on the existential human’s precarious place in the world. Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months At the guardaguja of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. The stranger argues that he should be able to go to T. There are clearly rails laid down for a train, but nothing to argeola that a train does indeed pass through this particular station.


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Juan José Arreola

The stranger still wishes to travel on his train to T. El metge, de Noah Gordon. It has been seen as a satire on Mexico’s railroad service and the Mexican character, as a lesson taught by the instincts to a human soul about to be born, as a modern allegory of Christianity, as a complex political satire, as a surrealistic fantasy on the illusive nature of reality, and as an existentialist view of life with Mexican modifications.

Awareness of the absurd human condition can come at any moment, but it is most likely to happen when, suddenly confronted by the meaninglessness of hectic daily routine, he or she asks the question “Why? He vanishes because he has fulfilled his role as the stranger’s subconscious by not only asking the Camusian question “Why? Like Jorge Luis BorgesArreola cultivated the hybrid subgenre of the essay-story, a combination that lends authority to quite outlandish propositions.

Western literature, history of literatures in the languages of the Indo-European family, along with a small number of other languages whose cultures became closely associated with the West, from ancient times to the present.

The latter comes closest to the most convincing interpretation, namely, that Arreola has based his tale on Albert Camus ‘s philosophy of the absurd as set forth in The Myth of Arreoka, a collection of essays Camus published in Blogger Templates by Blog and Web. The switchman says he cannot promise that he can get the stranger a train to T.


He sounds at times like a comical and impudent Kafka. Guardaagujas upon inquiring again where the stranger wants to go, the switchman receives the answer X instead of T.

Suddenly, a train approaches and the switchman begins to signal it. En este relato nos hallamos ante un viajero que desea ir en ferrocarril hasta T. El derecho a Ser. Suscribirse a Entradas Atom. A stranded railroad traveler waits for months to board a train that never arrives, only to discover that schedules, routes, and even the arreolz seen from the windows of railroad cars are fake.

Gurdagujas best-known and most anthologized tale, “The Switchman” exemplifies his taste for humor, satire, fantasy, and philosophical themes.

The Switchman

There was a problem with your submission. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Lo importante no es el precio, sino el valor de las cosas. Dexter Gordon en el Montmartre de And guardagujzs conductors’ pride in never failing to deposit their deceased passengers on the station platforms as prescribed by their tickets suggests that the only certain human destination is death, a fundamental absurdist concept.

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Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. As demonstrated by its numerous interpretations, “The Switchman” is fraught with ambiguity. Art Pepper en el Maiden Voyage de