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Fuente Ovejuna

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By: (1562-1635)

Fuente Ovejuna by Félix Arturo Lope de Vega is a captivating play that takes place in a small village in Spain during the 15th century. The story revolves around the tyranny of a cruel commander who abuses his power and terrorizes the villagers. When the commander's atrocities become unbearable, the villagers band together and revolt against him, ultimately leading to his downfall.

What makes this play so compelling is the strong sense of community and solidarity among the villagers of Fuente Ovejuna. Despite their fear and oppression, the villagers find the courage to unite and stand up against injustice. The character development is also well-done, with each villager having their own distinct personality and motivations.

The language of the play is rich and poetic, with powerful and emotional dialogue that brings the characters to life. Lope de Vega's writing is both gripping and thought-provoking, exploring themes of power, justice, and resistance.

Overall, Fuente Ovejuna is a timeless classic that continues to resonate with audiences today. It is a powerful story of resilience, courage, and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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En esta obra se dramatiza la toma de justicia de un pueblo frente a los actos corruptos de su gobernador. Cansados de las humillaciones de dicha autoridad, deciden tomar las armas en sus manos y revelarse, manifestando que sólo obedecen las leyes de los reyes Católicos, quien luego de la afrenta realizada a dicha autoridad realiza una dura investigación, siendo grande su sorpresa cuando luego de tal arduo trabajo, y por decisión unánime del pueblo, no logró encontrar al culpable, o mejor dicho aun encontrándolo no lo pudo castigar.

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