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In many novels no matter what the subject matter might be you always have a main theme accompanied by numerous underlying themes This of course is present on Mariano Azuelas novel The Underdogs This novel examines the political and historical realities in Mexico as well as the social aspect of a civil war War the main theme in this story is supported by themes of power social class corruption justice morality and religion The most important underlying theme though has to be that of the portrayal of women Azuela uses this war time atmosphere to describe just how important women in Mexico were at that time Whether they were a part of the battles or just a faint memory in a soldiers mind the Mexican women ha a major impact on the revolution Women in general were portrayed in three ways through out the story Women were related to religion in terms of the Virgin Mother In Agipitas hut the Virgin Mother was held in high honor This is displayed when her hut is being described as having a picture of Christ and one of the Virgin58 This shows the reader that in this religious society Christ is very much respected but the Virgin Mother is placed on the same level of worship as Christ himself Throughout the novel the soldiers had to rely on their faith and worship to get them through the hard times It was their prayer that kept them sane and gave them the will to move toward the next battle During this prayer however the men were never showed to be praying to Christ Instead they were always calling upon the Virgin Mother to guide and protect them Holy Virgin mother of god Dont let me miss this son of a bitch 86 The Holy Virgin protect me 110 Whether it is during battle or just laying around waiting to saddle up the horses for the next ride
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