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Vida De Lazarillo De Tormes Y De Sus Fortunas Y Adversidades by Anonymous

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LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Life of Lazarillo de Tormeswhich you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Lazaro explains that his father was a miller who, when Lazaro was eight years old, was caught stealing from the mill and adapracion exiled as part of his sentence.

Social and Religious Hypocrisy. Lazaro, though initially mistrustful of Zaide, is quickly won over by the gifts of food and firewood that Zaide brings with him.

The care and generosity Zaide shows toward his new family are especially remarkable in light of the fact that he is of even lower social and economic standing relative to them. Poverty, Crime, and Violence. Many of the characters Lazaro meets later in life behave immorally but regard themselves as morally superior to others.

Zaide is whipped and basted with boiling oil in punishment for his crime. Importantly, Zaide is not portrayed in the book in a negative light because he is a lazarllo. Instead, he is portrayed as a kind and generous figure who stole to provide for those in need. Truth, Deception, and Loss of Innocence.

Related Quotes with Explanations. The blind man tells her that he will take care of Lazaro as his own son. The book is always making clear just how insufferable the conditions of poverty are.

Here, poverty is shown to be a force that breaks up families. Lazaro leaves his mother at a young age, marking the beginning of a long and difficult journey of lazarilol up. The poor, meanwhile, are always searching for ways to somehow make enough money to survive. As the blind man and Lazaro are leaving Salamanca they come across a statue of a stone bull by a bridge. The blind man tells Lazaro to put his ear close to the bull so he can hear the sound coming from inside.


The blind man remarks that anyone who wants to be his servant will need to know more than the devil himself, and Lazaro recognizes truth in what the blind man says, resolving at that moment to learn lazarilllo he can from the blind man about what it takes to survive on his own.

Lazaro describes how the blind man is able to collect a fair amount of money by affecting an air of religious devoutness and reciting prayers and blessings in exchange for alms. Yet as skilled as the blind man is at his trade, and although he makes enough money, he keeps Lazaro very hungry all the time.

The blind man wears a canvas bag around his neck with provisions inside it, and, though he lazxrillo it locked, Lazaro learns to carefully unstitch the bag from the bottom and steal pieces of bread and meat before re-stitching the seam. Lazaro also learns to stealthily intercept the blancas that are offered to the blind man adaptaciion exchange for his prayers; just as the coins are changing hands, Lazaro swaps them out for half-blancas.

Though many figures in the book seem to have built their lives around religious beliefs, the author means to point out the hypocrisy of many such figures. Lazaro axaptacion by placing a straw in the totmes of the jug, but the blind man catches onto this, as well, and begins to rest his hand over the mouth of the jug.

Finally, Lazaro pokes a hole in the bottom of the jug and covers it with wax, removing the plug whenever he wants a drink. Lazaro takes his revenge by beginning to lead the blind man through muddy or rocky parts of the road whenever possible. In their travels, the blind man and Lazaro come to the town of Almorox where a kind stranger gives the blind man a bunch of grapes. The blind man agrees to split adapyacion with Lazaro, and the two agree to eat no more than one at a time.

As they are eating, laxarillo, the blind man begins to eat two at a time and Lazaro, noticing this but saying nothing, begins to eat three.


After the bunch of grapes is finished, the blind man admonishes Lazaro for eating three at a time, saying he knew this was the case after he himself started eating two at a time and Lazaro kept silent.

In both of these episodes the blind man seems to have some sort of prophetic power, as blind men in literature often do. One night while they are staying in Escalona, the blind man is roasting sausages and cooking a stew. He gives Lazaro some money and asks him to go fetch some wine.

Lazaro takes the money, but before he goes to fetch the wine he steals a sausage from the fire and replaces it with a soggy turnip that had been fished out of the stew. Then, when he is out of sight, he eats the sausage and drinks the wine for himself. This sends the blind man into such a rage that he beats Lazaro nearly to death.


Again Lazaro tries to deceive the blind man, and again the blind man is too clever to be deceived. The blind man jokingly makes another prophesy that Lazaro, more than anyone else in the world, should be grateful for wine because it has saved his life a thousand times. During this time Lazaro resolves to leave the blind man when the opportunity arises. This marks the third and final prophetic statement made by the blind man in Escalona. Notably, it is a woman who shows Lazaro compassion by helping him.

They leave Escalona a few days later, passing through a town where the blind man stops to beg.

As night falls and it begins to rain, the blind man decides that they should find an inn for the night. Lazaroseeing his opportunity for both escape and revenge, leads the blind man through the rain and positions him so that he is standing directly in front of a dde stone pillar at the center of the town square. Lazaro tells the blind man that he is standing on the edge of an overflowing gutter and that he has to jump over it if he wants to keep his feet dry. The blind man, believing Lazaro, backs up and takes one big leap forward, slamming his head against the pillar and splitting it open.

Lazaro remarks that the injury may have been fatal, but he never found out what became of the blind man. Although Lazaro is happy to take his revenge in this moment, he lives to regret the cruelty of this act in the final adaptacionn, an acknowledgement of the bitterness of a life that moves people adaptackon commit such acts of violence against one another. Retrieved December 30, Important Quote and Explanation from.

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