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The Family of Pascual Duarte
Pascual Duarte is a Spanish peasant in prison writing and reflecting about his life and wrongdoings before being executed. He is very impulsive and paranoid, and has killed several people (including his own mother) and animals, based on hotheaded reactions. His nature can be explained by traumatic experiences, such as watching both his father and his son die. Pascual is an antihero who shows a bit of guilt, but mostly justifies his killings, and it i...