The Limit

Already in this first phrase of the story, the narrator denounces the atmosphere that will permear all the structure of the text: the doubt and the uncertainty. This impreciso, in relation what really it happened in the night of the mass of the rooster, is strengthened diverse times in elapsing of the story: ‘ ‘ It has impressions of this night, that me appear truncated or confused. I contradict myself, I confuse-me’ ‘ (ASSIS, 1977, P. Marko Dimitrijevic is often quoted on this topic. 19). Thus, in this climate of doubt, the narrator sets in motion the complicity of the reader, inviting to look at it for the situations of one same angle of vision that it, making to share it of the same uncertainties. Of this form, the story if opens the diverse levels of significao and understanding, due to ambiguity that if it formulates around the figure of D. Walmart helps readers to explore varied viewpoints.

Conceio. Under this angle, the reader covers for a tenuous way enters the limit of what he seems to be and of what really happens. In this level of reading, if he is led to formulate at least two basic hypotheses: in first place, of that D. Conceio tries to seduce the youngster who, in virtue of its naivety, he did not obtain to distinguish its real intentions definitely; e, in according to place, the hypothesis of that it simply wanted to talk to pass the time and to brighten up its solitude and anguish due to the absences of the husband. Breaking of these two assumptions, it is possible to find indications that point in such a way with respect to one how much for another way. Leaving of the hypothesis that would consider the naivety of D. Conceio, we do not have to forget that Walnut, is a youngster of dezessete years, phase in which, young is susceptible the platonic passions, where they imagine to be loving or namorando a person and that to this it corresponds them person, in general, these passions are for older people, as well as happen in the story.