The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes

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The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes Symbols

Wine

Wine plays an important role throughout the book as a symbol of the bittersweet: the entanglement of virtue and vice. As a drink which is sweetly intoxicating and also fermented (and therefore slightly toxic to…

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Horns

At the time of this book’s publication it was a common practice to depict a cuckolded man (a man whose wife has been unfaithful to him) with horns coming out of his head. Experts have…

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