La cuestión de honor en las dos versiones de El alcalde de Zalamea Public Deposited

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  • Trexler, Elizabeth I.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
  • The following article explores how the Golden Age dramatists, Félix Lope de Vega Carpio and Pedro Calderón de la Barca defined the term honor in their versions of El alcalde de Zalamea and how that definition differentiates from the medieval concept of the term. Both authors arrive at a new definition of honor through the comedies' protagonist Pedro Crespo and according to both authors, honor is no longer a quality that only the nobility can possess. The article concludes that it is through Pedro Crespo's judicial duties as mayor that Lope derives his new definition, while it is through the evolution of Pedro Crespo's character and the contrasts that Calderón establishes between Pedro Crespo and don Álvaro that Calderón arrives at his new definition of honor.
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