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Why does she deny herself? Feb 2, 2001
Tula and Rosa are two orphans raised by their priest uncle. Ramiro is a young man who falls for Tula, but she is a tough young woman who refuses him and prompts Ramiro to marry Rosa instead. Rosa is a feeble woman who gives birth to three children before dying. Tula steps in to take care of the children, and then Ramiro asks her again to marry him. Tula refuses one more time, and becomes Aunt Tula. She is the real head of the family, a firm but loving woman. One of the kids, Manuela, adores her and starts becoming a new Aunt Tula. Ramiro, very sad at her refusals, marries the maid and has two more kids. The the maid dies and Ramiro follows. Before he dies, Tula confesses her love for him. Why the hell then didn't she marry him? We are left without a clue: maybe it's because of the stern and restrictive Catholicism of Spain in those times, maybe she's frigid, maybe whatever. But the novel is good and the character is interesting.
History of a woman's self-repression Mar 28, 2000
Tula and Rosa, two orphans, grow together educated by their uncle, a priest. Ramiro, a young admirer of both, cannot choose between them. Tula denies her own desires and pushes Rosa to marry him. When Rosa dies, Ramiro declares his love for his sister-in-law, but Tula keeps on denying herself her sexual and emotional needs and becomes the aunt-mother of Rosa's children. Only when Ramiro is dying she is able to declare her love.