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The Underdogs Analysis

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The Underdogs is a gritty look at the Mexican Revolution. The story shows many facets of the life of the rebels including extreme violence, repression and little regard for their countryman. Azuela does an amazing job creating characters that are multidimensional and complex. There are stark contrasts between various revolutionaries. In addition, the treatment of the women is interesting for many reasons. The use of violence towards women, the theme of motherhood and the creation of two extremely contrasting female characters has allowed Azuela to explore women in a number of
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