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DELGADO DEL AGUILA, Jesús Miguel. The causer of violence (dominant): The time of the hero (1963) by Mario Vargas Llosa. La ventana [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.49, pp.143-182. ISSN 1405-9436.

In the first novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, The time of the hero(1963), multiple manifestations of violence are observed that are developed with disciplinary and strategic purposes for the optimal construction of an identity in the students of the Leoncio Prado Military Academy; however, these are assimilated in a diversified way by them; above all, by the Jaguar, who already assumes an exponential aggressiveness and transfers a reckless and respectable imposition towards the other characters. For this approach to be possible, I expose some favorable qualities that are extracted mainly from theoretical proposals of Literature and Psychology to determine that negative and violent identity that would establish a new way of survival in that military universe on the part of the Jaguar. Among the concepts to develop, I will base the notions of protagonist, master, dandy, manipulator, violent, aggressor, reckless, vengeful and obsessive, which will be useful to differentiate the different modalities with which this character develops in that institution.

Keywords : literary analysis; character; violence; identity; representation; regime of meaning.

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