Laura Esquivel and the reader, written by Bernhard Schlink because I consider that they are two works that can respond very well the different interpretations of how a possible reader is able to perceive its content, taking into account several factors as will be seen later.
It is proven that each person perceives each color differently, this is because under the same light conditions, people see or interpret the colors depending on the types of cones they have in their retinas;This phenomenon is very comparable with two readers reading the same book, but interpreting and understanding completely different, or even opposite contexts.
There are several factors that mold the ideology and perspective of people: the environment, family traditions, gender, time, age, culture and therefore the country to which you belong. These factors come together and form a series of opinions and thoughts that are commonly accepted by the society to which it belongs in particular, and that is how opinions are formed such as: What is correct and that is not? When does the ethical and non -ethical line cross? These are some of the ideologies that are formed depending on the society to which you belong and which are highly criticized and important today.
This can be reflected in the novel as water for chocolate that deals with quite revolutionary issues and the time when it was published in 1989 is significant for women since machismo still predominated and the rights and integrity of women were not aGreat priority yet. The readers of this novel, at the time of their publication they probably had a first quite negative and impressive impression (especially the [i] men) since it presents as the protagonist the figure of a woman, Tita, who defends her thoughts and her feelingsAbove all and opposes the rules and traditions of his family when they do not coincide are his ideas of what is correct and fair, therefore, many men and some women of the time would find him inappropriate. However, many women of the time would probably find the revolutionary and inspiring novel since defending women’s integrity and individualism.
On the other hand, if this novel was read today, it would not have such a great impact in the same sense since the majority of society has evolved significantly and the rights of women are protected, perhaps what would have the most impact for both genresIt is the diversity of techniques used in this work: magical realism, contrary to the stereotype of the pink novel, as the image of the kitchen and woman, an image and as the author is able to connect and exciteThese are very different methods that are almost never combined in the same novel, so it would be shocking in the readers of the contemporary era, but in good sense.
The reader also discussed quite delicate issues that can reflect several interpretations, for example, the theme of the Holocaust, the procession of the Nazis, the moral dilemmas, the innocence, the illiteracy, the post -war, the pedophilia and the ethical values, such asThe most relevant. The culture of the country from which the religion and political ideologies that are considered to be part of the readers will be part of their perspective on the novel. Thus, the theme of pedophilia can be very shocking for many readers, since there are not many novels that deal with the issue so openly, and in most countries (if not all) it is considered a very serious crime, in my humbleOpinion, Hannah took advantage of Michael’s innocence and personally, I interpret it as a crime of use of a minor and a behavior that is out of the ethical, of course another reader who has a different culture from mine can perfectly interpret itas a prohibited love story. (date)
The way of interpreting this novel also has a lot to do, with the political ideologies of the readers, many of these of German origin would surely interpret the work as a sample of justice against the Nazis, since Hannah is processed and condemned to Hannah to life imprisonmentFor their crimes, and most Germans are ashamed of what happened during World War II and wantarrested. However, the Nazi minority that still exists would surely interpret the novel as an injustice and an insult to the Nazi movement, they would also have a different idea of what was the post -war to which the author has.
Finally, they say that each person is a world, so it is logical to think that we will never interpret the world exactly in the same way. When we read a novel, our way of being able to understand and retain what we are reading is doing it, applying our culture, religion, traditions and to our day -to -day life to that text, creating as a kind of filter with which we get an interpretationcompletely subjective of the text;But also the emotions that we are experiencing particularly at the time or time of our life in which we are reading a book which leads us to interpret the author’s words in our own way. Metaphorically speaking, we create our own version of this, which explains that two different readers read and interpret the text differently.