"May God deny you peace, but grant you glory, gentlemen, to the bulls" (pg. 226). Throughout Mexican history, the Spanish have been shown to be preoccupied with death and the thrill of risking their own natural lives. "Olé!" shouted the crowd as the great bull veered passed the stumbling Matador. "Olé!" everyone shouted again as the massive bull was brought back. Historical and Narratological aspects of "Mexico" create a novel in which fictional characters portrayed by the two primary bullfighters epitomize the continuing cultural conflict between Spaniard and Indian.
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