An important theme in The Death of Artemio Cruz, by Calrlos Fuentes, was the comparison of romanticism and survival. This is shown through two important characters: Artemio Cruz, and his son Lorenzo. A romantic (Lorenzo) is a being that has ideals and fights for them. They know their goals.
This essay deals with two passages from Carlos Fuentes’ novel, The Death of Artemio Cruz. This is a passage commentary on both. The passages were a recollection of a sexual event, from Artemio Cruz’s past, dated December 4, 1913. The passages dealt with perception, Cruz’s personal yearn for total control. The aspect of male dominance was also present in this passage.