The story is told retrospectively and jumps from past to present according to the memories of the mother, for what she does, alludes to the process of remembering, since she is narrating as she remembers what has happened. In the story, for the father the Mercedes was his portal to a divinity that took him towards a kind of ecstasy that made him transcend the human, transporting him to a beyond. Many people see consumption as a takeoff from reality and make this a ritual for to be able to escape from everyday life. Others, like the characters in the story, have adopted consumption as something habitual and this has become a kind of “gods” for them.
The rain represents the filth and the cochambrera of the society. Acts as the dividing line between the high and low society but also exercises as the space in which both societies converge. We could say that yes, the family reflects the current Puerto Rican political class, since the they carry out negative actions without following the consequences like many of the current politicians of the island. Many politicians on the island abuse their power to undertake acts of corruption with works such as money laundering and embezzlement; the majority of these politicians are never caught. We do not necessarily know if the protagonists were or not corrupt (this is not the argument) but rather the fact that they manage to get away with his after committing a crime.
She realized that today the woman would sit tight again throughout the day for her child, without much of any result. She could nearly observe her inclining out the front entryway for the hundredth time, looking down the vacant road at the short row of houses as the sun rose in the sky, making the walls seem more solid and heavily shadowed. (She put her hand in the water and carefully rinsed out the cup and saucer). She could almost hear her say, I must not stress, this Sunday resembles some other Sunday, and he is only later than common. (For a while, the girl went on looking through the window at the lush garden). The woman left the doorway and sat on the edge of her bed. There is motivated to get agitated, he will come one week from now in the event that he does not come today, she said to herself aloud, as her eyes wandered to the bedspread.
I remember the time when I was still a teenager; I felt that everything that I did was under the guidelines of my parents’ strict rules. The feeling of helplessness was always felt in every decision that I made. It seemed that I had to obey by the rules because I had to repay the hard work that my parents had to endure to put me through school and by providing the essentials of growing up. Like “mother” in the short story “Mercedes Benz 220 SL” by Rosario Ferre, I felt that my young experience resembled a detainment that endured as long as I recall.
In the short story, “Mercedes Benz 220 SL” by Rosario Ferre the character of “Mother” is hitched to a materialistic and possessive spouse known as “Father.” She had nothing to anticipate before she was hitched and one might say she did not have anything. She had little influence in the community. One Sunday evening while the couple was out for a cruise in their German made car, close to home they encountered an accident that would leave wounds and guilt that was deep enough to replay the wounds that was left by her son.
Mother was the type of wife that would put her husband on a pallet and support them like the rigid structure of the Mercedes 220 SL in the story. She is imprisoned under her own will. It seemed incoherent at first but knowing where she came from and what she has right now it is well worth the imprisonment and mental constraints that came with marriage. Mother knew what kind of relationship she was in all along.
While Marina takes us over the best like a romance book, Ferré successfully utilizes a plain, obvious reality tone in “Mercedes Benz 220SL” to expose the consequences of human childishness, numbness and voracity. “Mercedes Benz 220SL” starts as a discussion between an upper white-collar class man and spouse who feel they have finally made it as they gladly share a ride in their new Mercedes Benz. Then they really murder somebody with the vehicle, however are much shielded now from this present reality they drive through to try to associate with the frightfulness and agony that they have left afterward. Huge, bombastic autos are additionally an extremely American esteem. The remain for the shallow feeling of energy that individuals endeavor to buy when they feel small significance in their life and work. Individuals who have a genuine feeling of dissatisfaction with life attempt to cover it with steel and head out with speed and power, so they do not need to feel any of the genuine circumstances they find disagreeable or confused.
American women ought to make the most of Ferré’s horrible feeling of retaliation, uncovering man-controlled society, avarice, ineptitude and sexual abuse in numerous structures, in a sort of underhanded and dishy way. These stories cross societies, while regarding their own particular captivating and one of a kind place. Much obliged to you, Rosario Ferré, for bringing your clever and well revealed to Puerto Rican stories to this Midwestern peruser. Maybe, as women have been compared to dolls everywhere throughout the world, we want to pay visit to the “brilliantly genuine” to meet the dolls of these pages. His behavior can easily be considered brutal and ruthless: the doctor is not minimally concerned about the financial situation of the woman and steals money from the aunt to improve his finances and assure a favorable future to his son. This is an important point that Ferré has described in this story Mercedes Benz 220 SL, in which she states her worry and critique toward a society completely divided: on one side, there is a wealthy society that keeps upgrading its own status but, on the other, we face a poor class, which is only exploited by the aristocracy.