Revista chilena de literatura
versión On-line ISSN 0718-2295
HERMOSILLA, Luis. REPRESENTACIÓN BURLESCA DE LOS BLASONES EN GRAN SEÑOR Y RAJADIABLOS. Rev. chil. lit. [online]. 2011, n.80, pp. 171-183. ISSN 0718-2295. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22952011000300009.
This essay analyses the array of satirical resources employed by Eduardo Barrios in his Gran Señor y rajadiablos (GreatLordandHellRaiser) to create a humoristic narration undermining the ideological perception that favored the Peninsular last name and lineage as hegemonic signs of aristocratic status. Through a literary caricature-like representation of the emblematic chains related to the Casaquemada court of justice and the Valverde predecessors' coat of arms, Barrios satirizes the persistence of an anachronic ideology of social differentiation held by some sectors of the Chilean society represented in this novel. Such ideology becomes incompatible with the new democratic ideals brought along by the emerging Republic.
Palabras clave : Hell Raiser; satire; coat of arms; lineage; Eduardo Barrios.