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  • 1. Los de abajo The Underdogs
    By: Todd Beasley
  • 2. Los de abajo- The Underdogs
    The Mexican Revolution had a tremendous impact on the men and women who suffered through this period of civil unrest . Mariano Azuela wrote The Underdogs , which is a short piece of fiction that represented the revolution. It shows the consequences that affected the lives of the generations of Mexicans who lived through the warring times.
  • 3. Los de abajo- The Underdogs
    The book has a huge historical significance because it gives a description of the Mexican revolution from the perspective of people who were directly affected by and involved in the revolutionary process . The title of the novel in Spanish “Los de Abajo ‘ translates to mean those from or at the bottom .
  • 4. Los de abajo- The Underdogs
    Azuela reflects back on Luis Cervantes on the first night of his joining the revolutionaries , that “Did not the sufferings of the underdogs , of the disinherited masses , move him to the core . the subjugated , the beaten and baffled.” The events in the novel are almost exact to the Mexican revolution of 1910.
  • 5. Los de abajo- The Underdogs
    The main plot of the story is of a peasant farmer , Demetrio Macias who after having suffered at the hands of the federalists , decides to join Pancho Villa ‘s revolutionary army . A defector of the government army ,Luis Cervantes the elite and educated , joins Demetrio ‘s troop because of his support of the ideals he believed the revolutionaries accepted.
  • 6. Los de abajo- The Underdogs
    Azuela , like Cervantes , abandoned the struggle and migrated to the United States after having worked along with PanchoVilla.

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