Added: August 30, 2014 – Last updated: November 5, 2016


Author: Darcy M. Gabriel

Title: Leocadia, la raptada

Subtitle: Una representación verdadera de una víctima de trauma en la literatura cerventina

Journal: Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Volume: 1

Issue: 2

Year: 2014

Pages: 16 pages

Language: Spanish

Keywords: Modern History: 17th Century | European History: Spanish History | Representations: Literary Texts / Miguel de Cervantes


Link: University of Minnesota Morris Digital Wall (Free Access)


Abstract: »While it began as a study of the numerous fainting spells in La fuerza de la sangre by Cervantes, his paper focuses on re-exploring Leocadia as a victim of trauma. By combining narratology and psychology, I explore the ways in which Leocadia is a victim of trauma. Narratology not only helps the exploration of Leocadia’s psychology, but also assists in understanding how the ways Leocadia’s story is told affects her psychologically. This combination of approaches leads to the conclusion that Leocadia’s story is a realistic representation of a victimized woman.« (Source: Scholarly Horizons)


  I. Introducción
  II. La Teoría
  III. “La Fuerza de la Sangre”
    Leocadia: La Raptada
    Leocadia: La Víctima
  IV. Conclusión
  Obras Citadas

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Spain / Spain in the 17th century | Literature: Spanish literature / Spanish Baroque literature | 17th-century Spanish writers: Miguel de Cervantes