La función paterna y la mujer esquiva

Erin Alice Cowling
2015 Hipogrifo: Revista de Literatura y Cultura del Siglo de Oro  
Using the psychoanalytical concept of the paternal function, this article will explore the ways in which two similar plays, Lo que son mujeres by Francisco Rojas Zorilla and El desdén con el desdén by Agustín Moreto diverge in their endings, hinging on the function, or lack thereof, of the father figure. Resumen. Se usa el concepto psicoanalítico de la función paterna para cómo las comedias Lo que son mujeres de Francisco Rojas Zorilla y El desdén con el desdén de Agustín Moreto empiezan casi
more » ... eto empiezan casi iguales pero terminan de manera tan desemejante. La diferencia entre estas dos obras se encuentra en la actitud y acciones del padre, o, en el caso de la de Rojas Zorilla, la falta de la figura paterna. Palabras clave. Literatura, teatro, psicoanálisis, comedia, Rojas Zorrilla, Moreto, mujer esquiva. Lo que son mujeres by Francisco Rojas Zorrilla and El desdén con el desdén by Agustín Moreto both center on mujeres esquivas; women who refuse to marry any of the suitors that come to them by conventional means. Through the use of graciosos and deceit, both protagonists are, by the end of the plays, willing participants in potential marriages. Though they are both resigned in the end to follow the normal path of marriage, only one of the plays, El desdén con el desdén, ends in marriage. Lo que son mujeres lacks many of the key elements found in plays of the period, which might account for the disparities between the two plays' endings. The similarities between Diana in Desdén and Serafina in Mujeres, deviate according to the portrayal -or lack thereof, in the case of Mujeres-of the father figure, the father-daughter relationship, and the prescribed female roles within a society 1
doi:10.13035/h.2015.03.01.10 fatcat:2awb3g4x5nh4zo2uzc2spparim