Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Forunata and Jacinta outline (final)

Whew! I finished this project. Now I might actually find some time to write about the novel.

One of the problems I have with a large novel like Fortunata and Jacinta is finding passages after reading them so I thought I would provide sub-chapter headings to help me (and anyone else) reading the novel. My comments for the sub-chapters may not be straightforward, but they should mean something to anyone reading the novel. Page numbers are for my edition, which I realize will not coincide with everyone else’s version. This post will be updated and bumped to the top occasionally until I have all four volumes outlined.

The Wikipedia page for Fortunata and Jacinta has a list of some of the major character names.

Volume One
I.                    Juanito Santa Cruz (3)
1)      Juanito’s student days and changing study habits; his mother’s worship; living vs. reading
2)      A mother’s vigilance and prayers; his father’s philosophy; Juanito’s trip to Paris

II.                  Santa Cruz and Arnáiz (10)
A Historical View of Madrid’s Business World
1)      Business experience of  Don Baldomero Santa Cruz I & II; Tubs Arnáiz’s store
2)      Barbarita Arnáiz in her father’s store; her friends at school
3)      Barbarita’s father dies; an arranged marriage
4)      A happy marriage; Juanito born; changes in child-rearing systems
5)      Changes in Spain and in commerce; Isabel Cordero saves a store
6)      Isabel’s fertility, management, and marketing skills

III.                Estupiñá (33)
1)      The tertulia in the Arnáiz shop; Estupiñá sees Spain’s history; his gift of gab
2)      Estupiñá’s sidelines; Barbarita’s trust in him
3)      Estupiñá at 70; his first real illness
4)      Juanito visits Estupiñá, meets Fortunata

IV.                The Perdition and Salvation of the Dauphin(46)
1)      The corruption of the Dauphin; Estupiñá as spy; escape to Plencia; marriage machinations
2)      The engagement; Isabel’s death

V.                  The Honeymoon (53)
1)      Wedding; the honeymoon begins; Jacinta’s curiosity
2)      Juan’s partial confession
3)      The confession continues; more views of the common people; unsaid—was there a child?
4)      What’s in a name? Jacinta’s tenacity
5)      The imbiber of Seville; the blabber of Seville
6)      More confessions
7)      Rationalizations vs. the Decalogue; feelings of victory; truth in a frock coat

VI.                Still More Details about the Distinguished Family (80)
1)      Happiness and emptiness; “that merry scrambling of social classes”
2)      Family trees, branches, and vines
3)      The Santa Cruz house and household; Jacinta’s envy
4)      Jacinta’s desire for children—the unbridgeable distance and the “vastness of her pity”
5)      Barbarita’s vice; Estupiñá’s help

VII.              Guillermina, Virgin and Founder (96)
1)      Guillermina’s “vivid flame”; establishment of the orphanage
2)      Building a new, ad hoc orphanage
3)      Possible fallout from Amadeo’s abdication; the rivalry between Casa-Muñoz and Aparisi

VIII.            Scenes from a Private Life (108)
1)      Juan’s tarnished halo;  playing games; “his self-love always came first”
2)      No debts for Juan; “the spirit of inconsistency; Jacinta dreams—a baby at her breast
3)      Juan’s cold; abiding (briefly) by the law; Sr. Ido
4)      Sr. Ido’s electricity and delusions; his electric declaration
5)      The sick cad; Jacinta plots with Guillermina

IX.                A Visit to the Slums (132)
1)      Jacomta goes slumming with Guillermina; Toledo Street; tenement life
2)      Tenement life, cont.; savages; Ido’s mansion; the Venus de Medici and family
3)      Pitusín; an errand for Sr. Ido; the torment of the duro
4)      Ido’s inner howling for meat; Izquierdo invites himself to lunch
5)      Izquierdo’s serious history (instead of a novel)
6)      Ido drunk on meat; what’s in store for Izquierdo; making mincemeat
7)      Jacinta and Pitusín at Izquierdo’s mansion
8)      “The vastness of the kingdom of poverty”
9)      Izquierdo meets his match in Guillermina; she provides the spark for his path to glory

X.                  More Scenes from Private Life (174)
1)      The Santa Cruz’s win the lottery; Guillermina assures Jacinta she will get Pituso
2)      Juan’s sickness continues; Jacinta confesses she will have a baby
3)      Barbarita’s lack of enthusiasm with Jacinta’s plan; Izquierdo gives up Pituso
4)      Pituso takes a bath; Barbarita’s Christmas Eve
5)      Christmas Eve with the Santa Cruz family; Juanín’s desolation; Juanín and Jacinta
6)      Barbarita meets Juanín; more reports of his desolation; the truth about Juanín
7)      Life isn’t a novel; the novel continues; Fortunata’s rough life; Juan meets Juanín
8)      The rice pudding incident; Don Baldomero insists on the orphanage for Juanín

XI.                The End, Which Turns Out to Be the Beginning (213)
1)      The Pitusian novel ends; “someone in the picture”; the end of the First Republic begins; Fortunata’s fortunes have evidently changed
2)      Villalonga continues; dueling historical events; an enemy to be discovered?
3)      Juan’s  torturous obsession; the hunter misses his game, while pneumonia strikes

Volume Two
I.                    Maximiliano Rubín (227)
1)      The Rubín family; Juan Pablo’s unlucky star
2)      Maximiliano and nature’s stinginess; Rubinius vulagris; vice-proof
3)      Olmedo, the debauchee wannabe; Maximiliano meets Fortunata; smitten
4)      Maximiliano breaks open for Fortunata…will his piggy bank follow suit? Papitos, the maid
5)      Maximiliano in love, a man of talent; a pig’s slaughter

II.                  The Strivings and Mishaps of a Redeemer (249)
1)      Sensible thinking mixed with exalted passion; enduring love for Juanito; jealousy
2)      Maxi asks for, finds out the ugly pages of Fortunata’s life
3)      Redemption plans; love me yet?; what will happen when money runs out?
4)      Reading and writing; the beautiful savage awakens Maxi’s sleeping soul; married and decent?
5)      The inheritance (to come)
6)      Maxi unburdens himself to a sleeping Papitos
7)      Fortunata’s reticence; Olmedo’s dishonor—caught studying  
8)      Fortunata’s weathervane soul; dishonor and poverty
9)      Doña Lupe finds out Maxi’s wedding plans; Sunday confrontation

III.                A Portrait of Doña Lupe (280)
1)      The scolding begins; interrupted by Sr. Torquemada bearing news
2)      Torquemada’s treatment of borrowers; Doña Lupe’s treatment of Maxi (compare and contrast)
3)      Doña Lupe’s history; Maxi returns, resolute
4)      Maxi’s display of willpower inspires Doña Lupe’s respect; her tactful conclusion
5)      Doña Lupe—half flesh, half cotton; life as a userer; Torquemada’s able student

IV.                Nicolás and Juan Pablo Rubín Propose New Methods of Redemption (298)
1)      Juan Pablo visits, no interest in brother’s folly; the inheritance; politics
2)      Respect and esteem for Maxi; Nicolás arrives; the inheritance settled; how Nicolás and Doña Lupe reconcile
3)      Nicolás’ holy burps; the muted duel; Nicolás visits Fortunata
4)      Nicolás visits Fortunata again; confessions
5)      Nicolás works on the edification of Fortunata; the planned purification
6)      Maxi and Fortunata plan for the Micaelas; Doña Lupe’s dilemma about visiting Fortunata
7)      Political row between Juan Pablo and Nicolás; Doña Lupe’s visit with Fortunata
8)      Doña Lupe’s public stance; a Good Friday walk

V.                  The Micaelas, from Without (330)
1)      A brief description of the convent; Fortunata disappears inside
2)      Maxi’s fear; Nicolás invites a priest home for lunch; Doña Lupe’s anger; Papitos’ canceled revenge
3)      Maxi’s daily “visits”; Thursday visits with Fortunata

VI.                The Micaelas, from Within (339)
1)      The routine of the Filomenas; an old acquaintance
2)      Mauricia’s news; Mauricia’s disturbances
3)      Mauricia’s punishments; Fortunata finds out about Jacinta’s “maternal dilemma”
4)      Views from and diversions in the convent; Doña Manolita; Jacinta’s and Barbarita’s gifts
5)      Fortunata sees Jacinta, wishes to be her; her esteem for Maxi grows; when to leave?
6)      Belén and Felisa; Mauricia’s views on Maxi, Juan, and “what was yours”
7)      Fortunata’s reluctance toward freedom (and marriage to Maxi);  resignation; the “white idea” speaks
8)      Marcela and the mouse; Mauricia’s despair
9)      Mauricia’s vision; her singular dialogue; absurdity
10)   The source of the vision; Guillermina wades into the fray; Mauricia cast out

VII.              The Wedding and the Honeymoon (379)
1)      Release; redemption (of Fortunata’s clothes); final confession; Doña Lupe’s soft wax; shyness
2)      Maruicia appears; the trap set for Fortunata
3)      Fortunata, drowned in sadness; married and decent
4)      Wedding night; sensing danger close by; “you’ll never escape from me”; he is there
5)      Maxi improves; Juan Pablo’s arrest; freedom for Fortunata; “Am I really married?”
6)      “Over here, baby”; “You can do what you like as long as you’re discreet”; “You’re my husband”
7)      Meetings and plans; a history of revenge; Fortunata’s idea—an exchange of children
8)      Coldness and melancholy; meeting the scoundrel; jealousy requires good lungs;  “Tell me the truth”
9)      The requirement for lies; Maxi languishes; a revolver; message from a friend
10)   Torture: to know or not to know?; hatred personified; scuffle; first aid
11)   Doña Lupe takes charge; Fortunata returns, packs; the ghost of her wickedness
12)   In the confessional box with Nicolás; the priest’s wounded pride; “I’ve always loved him”; gone

Volume Three
I.                    The Café (433)
1)      Juan Pablo Rubín—assassin of time; café emigrations for the political tertulia
2)      Feijóo’s lack of political faith; Don Basilio’s “field”; public employees and sympathy
3)      Stupid and sublime things in a café; 1874—war, outlook for Alfonso’s return
4)      Juan Pablo—Carlos over Alfonso; self-education for argument’s sake; beaten by a priest, emigration
5)      New café, new circles; Ramsess II; a creditor appears, another emigration
6)      Feliciana and Olmedo; Feijóo has seen Fortunata; self-education toward anarchy; futile efforts of conversion; a job offer

II.                  The Victorious Restoration (457)
1)      Alfonso returns; restoration without reformation; Jacinta knows about the kept woman
2)      Boredom with sin; the tell-tale signs of the affair; being lent her husband
3)      Self-pride despite inferiority; the unfortunate woman and his debts; “imagine you’re me”; anything for his angel
4)      A visit from Adoración; Moreno-Isla returns to Spain; Spain to an outsider; a personal farewell vs. a visit

III.                The Revolution Fails (475)
1)      Switching regimes; “I pay for both of us”; Juan’s well-timed exit
2)      A long walk; She’s stealing my husband; fear replaces anger; escorted home by Feijóo

IV.                A Course in Practical Philosophy (484)
1)      Feijóo and practicality; “I was born pueblo and I’ll stay pueblo”; Feijóo holds back
2)      Feijóo can’t wait; Fortunata wants to be decent without going back to her husband; the colonel’s proposal
3)      What had to happen happened; resignation; the rules; contentment; a peculiar man
4)      Fortunata physically flourishing; Moor’s Gate; idol and protégé together
5)      Feijóos’ speedy physical decline; “What’s going to become of you when I die, chulita?”
6)      Feijóos’ practical suggestion; the servant’s curiosity; Feijóos’ catechism
7)      Feijóos proceeds with his plan; change in government means change in clothes; family news from Juan Pablo
8)      Feijóos wins Doña Lupe to play; Refugio; philosophy in the café; Maxi and Feijóos leave café
9)      Evangelical versus social forgiveness; father/daughter; possibilities; principles vs. appearances
10)   Choose…ahem…carefully; a slave to manners and appearances; settling accounts, helping others

V.                  Another Restoration (529)
1)      Doña Lupe’s habit; refinement = aristocracy; situation of Rubín brothers
2)      Instructions; Maxi’s inability to visit; Fortunata in the living room; restoration
3)      Mauricia in the street; stories about Maruricia—with the Protestants, lassoed by Guillermina
4)      Fondness toward Maxi develops; Feijóo’s visits; off to visit a dying Mauricia

VI.                Spiritual Naturalism (545)
1)      Visiting Mauricia at Severiana’s place; Guillermina visits; Mauricia tells Fortunata about Jacinta’s visit
2)      Preparations for Communion—Guillermina takes charge; Sr. Ido; “Repent for everything, kid”
3)      Processions and Communion; Jacinta brings Adoración to see Mauricia, meets Fortunata; tears
4)      Mauricia’s attacks; ramblings with Fortunata; Doña Lupe stays the night to impress Guillermina
5)      Fortunata assists; Jacinta stops by again; Fortunata and Jacinta talk; attack, escape
6)      Fortunata returns home; deliriums; rivalry, hatred, wish for freedom
7)      Pity; canonship; visitors, including Doña Casta Morena; struggling for words with Feijóo
8)      Maxi’s disorder and irritation; adoption?
9)      Maruricia’s death; visiting the wake; Guillermina leads Fortunata to a conversation
10)   Guillermina’s questions, Fortunata’s confession; Guillermina’s promise of confession; the ideal image
11)   Guillermina walks Fortunata home; they plan another meeting

VII.              That Idea, That Crafty Idea (595)
1)      Guillermina and her nephew Moreno-Isla; Jacinta helps Guillermina wheedle money out of him; the hand chapter
2)      Fortunata visits Guillermina, Jacinta listens; “my real husband”; “I can give him another”
3)      Guillermina’s lie; “He said: ‘What’s become of you, baby?’”; the idea again; the truth; “Thief!”
4)      Exeunt Fortunata; aversion gaining control; wandering the streets in a dream, or in a dream wandering the streets?
5)      A little freedom; “Baby!”; into the cab; fate

Volume Four
I.                    On Ave Marie Street (619)
1)      Maxi’s mistakes; his reading; waiting for Fortunata; powers of observation waning; spiritual drowsiness
2)      Maxi’s mania; paranoia, and just a bit sad
3)      The worst of the attack; Ballester’s wish; calm; pharmacology and music
4)      Olimpia and the martyrdom of a keyboard; Aurora’s history; the linen shop; Aurora’s message to Fortunata
5)      Treatise on Madrid water; the Santa Cruz family vacation news; Ballester flirts with Fortunata
6)      Doña Lupe senses Fortunata’s third amorous foray; desiring complete absolution or condemnation; confiding, Doña Lupe’s radiance; is money involved?
7)      Heat and repetition; Maxi’s formula…or doctrine; revelation; completely gone
8)      Maxi trapped in the “recondite seething of his own thoughts”; improvement; Fortunata’s sorrow; news—return, speculation
9)      A tramp and a dunce; a kinder, gentler Maxi; the unperformed practical joke
10)   Fortunata ill; Maxi’s talk of suicide, how to free the soul?
11)   Ballester and Fortunata; his advice for her (among flirting); the go-between; a wedding party
12)   Aurora tells Fortunata on Moreno-Isla’s past and present; no virtue exists?

II.                  Insomnia (664)
1)      Moreno-Isla’s woes; a nasty-symptom—love; the Rx; “could I have children?”
2)      Barbarita’s plan; pallor, weariness, distractedness; ecstasy; a crumbling heart
3)      Bewitched; hallucinating; plans to leave; emotional and physical scars
4)      Guillermina and Moreno-Isla; dejection; strolling during Mass; patients for an asylum
5)      Moreno-Isla’s plans to leave; buying gifts; meets Jacinta; “the most unfortunate man in the world”
6)      Guillermina and her nephew; plans on leaving, continued; dreams of/with Jacinta; the dry leaf falls

III.                Dissolution (689)
1)      Ballester knows about Fortunata’s meetings; Juan breaks up with Fortuanta after she insults Jacinta; virtue?
2)      The aftermath of Moreno-Isla’s death; Fortunata’s suspicions and Aurora’s help
3)      Fortunata and Doña Lupe fight; “My soul’s falling apart”; “You’ve come too late”; Maxi’s improvement (?)
4)      The gospel of disinterestedness and annulment; “You’re pregnant”; the child of Pure Thought
5)      Knives; the pain of restitution; better to leave; interest in the principal
6)      Escape; a visit to an old friend; confession of a deed; flash and eclipse in the ruins; loss
7)      Back to the Cava; dirt and grime
8)      The missing wife; “make believe she’s dead”; brooding; Juan Pablo’s needs, his servility;  Maxi’s jealousy, improvement (?)

IV.                New Life (717)
1)      Estupiñá the rent-collector; repairs needed; a lonely life; should forgiveness be asked? It depends; I’ve got more than Latin
2)      Blizzard; a Maxi sighting; alone in a cage; Ballester visits; interest in and for Fortunata; the model José Izquierdo

V.                  The Logic of Illogical Thinking (725)
1)      Maxi—the exercise of logic; at the Gallo café; Izauierdo and the bundle with Fortunata’s boots
2)      With logic alone; clues amid deceptive performances; Ido’s attack
3)      “Logic demands her death”; “extra sanity to give”; Maxi’s proofs to Doña Lupe; Juan Pablo’s poor timing
4)      Juan Pablo rails against society (really Doña Lupe); Maxi sees Aurora and Juan; Maxi’s dream of justice; “the bad bird hatched an egg”
5)      Doña Lupe muses on situation; talks over news with her nephew; Juan Pablo’s despair
6)      Governorship; acclaim and congratulations; going to province without Refugio

VI.                The End (748)
1)      Ballester visits Fortunata and baby; news all around; Ballester now friends with the critic
2)      Fortunata’s tertulia; her trust in Ballester; “Laws are a lot of stupid nonsense”; Estupiñá’s visit
3)      Baptism; Maxi visits Fortunata, speech; “an impossible marriage”; “a consummated divorce”; a view of the baby
4)      The knife—Maxi tells Fortunata of Juan’s affair with Aurora; “What did you want—to wound and not be wounded?”
5)      Guillermina’s visit; Fortunata’s dream
6)      Ballester; another guardian for Juan Evaristo; Visitación confirms the affair; Fortunata brings Aurora something; a room in hell
7)      The multi-level tertulia on the steps: Guillermina, Ballester, Maxi, Izquierdo, Segunda; Fortunata returns
8)      Fortunata tells of settling the score; Maxi and Guillermina; “Unfaithfulness punishes unfaithfulness”; natural courses and justice
9)      Maxi’s lesson for Fortunata; her deal with Maxi: “Do you want me to love you with all my heart and soul?”
10)   Ballester’s devotion; drying up; shopping for wet nurses; Guillermina with Estupiñá; Jacinta calls; masses; Jacinta’s respect; Barbarita
11)   Fortunata confesses to Guillermina; they discuss Jacinta; Guillermina’s decrees
12)   Maxi’s gun; Fortunata’s dream of friendship; Ballester’s concerns; Segunda repeats Doña Lupe’s gossip; “I haven’t been unfaithful”
13)   The bottle is necessary; “you’re going to be queen of the world”; the wound deep within; Fortunata’s will
14)   What revives Fortunata; Guillermina’s efforts; “I’m an angel”; Father Nones arrives; death
15)   Balester’s babbling; funeral arrangements; Maxi locked up; plans for “the precious acquisition”; Juan’s confession; a nobody to his wife
16)   The funeral, and the makings of a play or novel; Ballester’s grief; Maxi visits her grave; Feijóo’s funeral; nature as corrective; “She was an angel”; to the “monastery”

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