my Googling powers are failing me today, so if anybody manages to encounter an English translation of the short story “La beca” (in translation it would probably be titled “Scholarship”) by Miguel de Unamuno, I will be very grateful.
This story is the most powerful depiction of a patriarchal family on 7 short pages of text that I have ever seen. It can be used to let people figure out if they were brought up in a patriarchal family. If they get what the story is about, if it touches a place of pain in them, then yes, they were. If it leaves them confused, then no, they weren’t.
I will test it on my students tomorrow.