Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. Peer reviewed Direct link. Enacting Death and Politics in Mexico. Garro's one-act play offers an unusual combination of corpses and animate actors on stage thus combining life and death in the same body. Garro's piece presents students with an approach to "embodying" Mexican culture and its notions of death. The fusion of death and cultural practices in Mexico is a crucial part of the ongoing project for constructing an ideal nation in Garro's play, a project born out of the periods of Independence and Revolution.
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Katie seems torn between longing for the living world she left so young and being confident that her future "solid home" is the mixing of her elements into other forms — Garro's theory of the afterlife. Although scholar James Mandrell states flatly, "Garro makes obvious the impossibility of escape from the determinants of existence in the time that is history" , Katie struggles against her history and future home. Garro may have had similar concerns. Following all these moves, while talking to her cousin at a bar in Mexico City, Garro noted, "What I need is a solid home" qtd.
The play is a reference to Purgatory and the cleansing of the soul i. The family even divides itself between the main blood line and the 'foreigners. What's more, between Saint Michael, the torture of slowly decomposing and the cathartic release at the end, the references to Dante's Purgatory are inescapable. Even the Spider to which Lydia refers to is in reference to Arachne, a greek woman who believed herself more skillful at tapestry weaving than Athena and suffered the punishment of being turned into a spider for her vanity. A mural of Arachne is one of the scenes that those that are punished for being prideful in life must carry stones over, according to Dante's description.