Fuente Ovejuna Analysis

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Prompt 1
Groups of oppressed people tend to rise and either replace what they found as flawed as reformists or push for a change in the system as revolutionaries. The oppressed group of peasants in Lope de Vega’s play Fuente Ovejuna rose up against their abusive leader Commander Fernán Gómez de Guzmán, because they wanted to push for a replacement in their village’s leader and disliked his ways. The Commander mistreated the people that he ruled over to the point of denying them of their own fueros, or inalienable rights, and received his comeuppance at the end of the play as the peasants plotted his murder successfully. I believe that the peasants and their approach could be likened with both revolutionaries and reformists, but is more related
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These protests and riots are usually used as public demonstrations to bring injustices to light. In Fuente Ovejuna the peasant men protested in front of the Commander and his servants to distract them and to make them more susceptible to being murdered by the peasant women. People that spearhead the operations in revolutions tend to have passionate feelings, such as Laurencia after being abused by the Commander. Revolutionaries often express their feelings through violent actions and outbursts such as the men’s protests and the women’s killing of the Commander and …show more content…
After the killing of Treyvon Martin by George Zimmerman in 2012, people have been campaigning over both social media and in public demonstrations against the mistreatment and increased amount of violence and racism towards African-Americans. Aside from this, the movement also tries to bring other issues up, such as racial inequality, police brutality and bias after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in Ferguson and New York City respectively. The people in the movement are trying to aim for the removal of all forms of anti-Black racism, and would therefore be classified as reformists. They are trying to alter unfair laws to appease their concerns and to benefit them from what is to come, without trying to alter or overthrow the majority of society’s boundaries and foundations like in a

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