This article studies the representation of the devil in Ricardo Palma's work Tradiciones peruanas. By reading a selection of traditions, the work analyses this character's configuration based on three manifestations. Firstly, the devil is described according to his condition as an evil being that appropriates the human soul and punishes the man's greed. In second term, he is a character who hides his true identity, but that finally is exposed; and in third place, he is represented as a character that can be mocked by man. The writer recreates the image that has devil in the literature and the popular culture. The character's configuration is developed through well-known topics and reasons from literature and oral narration, it is approached within the framework of mystery and comedy, highlighting Palma's narrative talent.
|Título traducido de la contribución
|La configuración del diablo como personaje literario en las Tradiciones peruanas de Ricardo Palma
|Número de páginas
|Boletin de Literatura Oral
|Publicada - 2022