Vicente Blasco Ibáñez: Color Symbolism in Selected Novels
One of the stated goals of the Naturalist movement was to present a depiction of life faithful to the empirical method. In practice, however, the works emphasize the more sordid and base elements. This study explains how Vicente Blasco Ibanez's use of coloration is a consciously manipulated narrative technique instead of a faithful portrayal of reality. In fact, a close examination of the Valencian cycle concludes that the scientific objectivity of the Naturalist movement is tenuous, at best, and that Blasco Ibanez's narratives include more art and artifice than have been recognized heretofore.
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Table of Contents 1 Introduction
Approach and Definition
Arroz y tartana
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Acteon action Albufera allusions analysis Antonia appears Arroz y tartana Asbyte attributed azul barraca Barret barretina Batiste Batiste's beauty becomes blue blushing boat bright teeth Canamel Canas y barro character chromatic imagery chromatic images chromes Cirlot color elements color imagery color images color references color symbolism color types colors associated connotations cool colors cool hues Cuadros dark colors death depiction descriptions direct colorations Dolores emotional Flor de Mayo foreshadowing frequent hair Hannibal Hannibal's Hispanic hues associated indicate indirect infanticide innocence instances Juan Juanito Leonora light literary lover manipulation Manuela naranjos narrative Naturalist negative Neleta neutral colors night novelist Obispo occurs ojos pale palidez pallor Paloma Pascualet pathetic fallacy portrayal portrayed positive Rafael Ranto reader reveals rojo Rosario Roseta Sagunto sangre Sonnica la cortesana tints Tonet Toni total chromatic Valencian novels Valencian series verde Vicente Blasco Ibanez warm colors warm hues yellow