Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ricardo Lopez Ortiz- A Face Only a Mother Could Love

The Lion of Natuba is character from Mario Vargas Llosa's "The War of The End of The World". He was born deformed with very short legs and a gigantic head. He walked around town on all fours, with his large head and long hair. Because of this people called him "Lion".  He was incredibly brilliant and taught himself to read and write. Even though he would read and write letters for everyone in town he was never accepted.

He was almost killed by an enraged father after the Lion had expresses his love to his daughter. He was saved by The Caunselor(A man with a Christ like following) from then on the Lion lived the rest of his days in happiness next to his savior.

1 comment:

  1. What a fascinating character! Really well done interpretation.


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