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O Crime do Padre Amaro characters ☆ 7 ☆ Em Leiria uma cidade de província com cerca de uatro mil almas um jovem pároco enamora se por uma rapariga Amélia Destes pecaminosos as nasce um filho ue é assassinado premeditadamente Amaro é um dos muitos membros do clero ue mantêm relações com mulheres o seu mestre o cónego Dias com São JSobre as mulheres a hieraruia da igreja é uma peça fundamental na relação obscura ue mantém com os poderes estabelecidos em particular com os políticos Todos os do Governo e os da oposiç?. I really enjoyed this one Fans of 19c lit Zola Austen Eliot etc in particular should really check this one out it is up there with the best of them

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Em Leiria uma cidade de província com cerca de uatro mil almas um jovem pároco enamora se por uma rapariga Amélia Destes pecaminosos as nasce um filho ue é assassinado premeditadamente Amaro. Padre Amaro is a young Catholic priest who falls in love with young girl Amelia When this was first published this created an uproar in Portugal in 1875 because of its openly depiction of sex and forbidden love When its movie adaptation was shown in 2002 the several religious organizations in Mexico attempted to prevent its showing The movie became an international blockbuster and made Gael Garcia Bernal born 1978 a Mexican actor and director as a household name I saw that movie and I liked it But of course as we all know the book is oftentimes better than the movie I think it was not because the 118 minute movie could not contain everything that happened in all of the book's finely printed 471 pages but because the movie made the plot simpler that it missed the whole point that Eca de ueiros 1845 1900 wanted to convey hypocrisy It is not an anti Catholic novel as he only showed what we all know sometimes happens even now or most especially now That priests are human beings and they also get their share of temptations But that well known fact is not what De ueiros wanted to expose it is the hypocrisy of the society particularly some self righteous people who try to condemn erring priests not realizing that they are part of the system that pushes young men who have no religious calling to become priests That they are the ones who put them to test and instead of helping them lead temptation free lives by praying for them and guiding them away from temptations these people celebrate and get amused when they see priest falling to temptations and live their sinful lives They even put the priests in situations where they can be near women as if they are Satan's flock tempting Jesus in the desert to turn stones into bread They should burn in hellThere are several priests in this novel and it reminded me of Dr Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere 2 3 stars While both books have exposes that can be viewed as anti Catholic this by De ueiros has a good likable priest in the character of Abbot Ferrao If Noli is mostly Rizal's propaganda for the Filipinos to raise arms against Spain Padre Amaro is a deathless literary Portuguese classic that generations have read and will be reading The writing is fluid easy to read crisp and honest The characters are all well developed and transformed in the end The plot is engaging and the climax is built in such a way that you will just read on and on waiting for the scenes when Padre Amaro and Amelia will first kiss will first make love and how they will be making love since they cannot do all those amorous escapades in the open etc You would also need to find out to make your own conclusion if they book is really anti Catholic so you have to read carefully and if there is a balance in De ueiros' treatment of the good and bad sides of Padre Amaro's characterOverall a memorable read Very good translation for a 19th century book Well done Ms Margaret Jull CostaThank you to Veronica for giving my copy of this book during my 47th birthday

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O Crime do Padre Amaroé um dos muitos membros do clero ue mantêm relações com mulheres o seu mestre o cónego Dias com São Joaneira mãe de Amélia vive uase amancebado sendo ue para além desse poder exercido. The first novel I read by Eça de ueirós was his magnificent meandering family saga The Maias a masterpiece that deserves to be far better known than it is at least in the English speaking world The Crime of Father Amaro is also an excellent novel though rather different in character; its satire is savage and relentless and it is prepared to use blunter techniues to make its points The two novels are similar in their impatience with the provincialism and backwardness—as the author saw it—of nineteenth century Portugal but The Maias takes a scalpel to the follies and vices of this culture Father Amaro something like a hatchetThe hypocrisy of the clergy and their conservative lay protectors is the main target of Eça de ueiroz’s satire in Father Amaro which is set in the cathedral town of Leiria north of Lisbon Eça de ueirós’s sympathies were broadly liberal; and he is unrelenting in his lampooning of the venal unctious priests of the novel and the fanatical ritualistic superstitious model of Catholicism that allows them to flourish Although the satire is seriously intended and sometimes bitter Eça de ueirós has a lot of fun with it along the way His priests make up a wonderful Hogarthian congeries of grotesues from the vicious vindictive Natário to the lecherous self indulgent Canon Dias to the gourmandizing “exploding boa constrictor” José Miguéis whose death opens up the vacancy that brings the title character the handsome corruptible Father Amaro to Leiria Amaro's former seminary professor Dias kindly arranges for him to lodge with a pious widow and her nubile naïve twenty something daughter Amélia with predictably disastrous results If the priests of Father Amaro are a pack of scoundrels—with the honorable exception of the kindly humane Father Ferrão introduced in the 1880 redaction of the novel as a counterpoise—then their parishioners for the most part deserves everything they get A kind of summation or mise en abyme is offered by one of the most exuberant passages of satire in the book describing the secret devotional kitsch collection of a wealthy pious widow Dona Maria de Assunção a nightmare of a room crammed to the gills with figurines of saints Virgins and Baby Jesuses scapulars rosaries pierced and bleeding hearts “She herself” the narrative voice tells us “tidied dusted and polished that holy heavenly population that pious arsenal which was barely enough for the salvation of her soul and the relief of any aches and pains Her main concern was the positioning of the different saints; she was constantly changing them around because sometimes for example she sensed that St Eleutherius did not like being next to St Justin and so she would hang his picture in a spot where he was in sympathetic company”Eça de ueirós reserves this type of broad satire for the most part for relatively minor characters in his narrative such as Dona Maria His main characters are drawn with nuance Amaro himself in particular is a complex and intriguing and true to life figure Although we see him developing into a monster in the course of the novel we are given enough of a sense of the social and cultural forces that have shaped him for it to be d