Description:One night, after saying her boyfriend Ángel Montes goodbye, Adriana has to go to the chemist’s to buy some medicine to her mother. On the way she is assaulted by the Marquess ‘del Olmo’ and two mates who bring her to a brothel where the model Nitta helps them to perpetrate the rape. With the father of Adriana claiming damages, the Marquess just offers him money because he asserts that she, in view of the hard times, went there of her free will. The father rejects the money but he believes in the infamy of the Marquess and, wounded his honour, throws Adriana out. She takes refuge in the house of her old dance teacher, who turns Adriana in an artist that in a few months will go to America. Known as “Tórtola Valencia”, Adriana succeeds with her exotic, mysterious and plastic art but she is feeling nostalgic about her country and previous life. Her old boyfriend, still in love with her, will be the one who prepares the forgiveness of the father and the acceptance of the son of Adriana.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / Honour / rape / redemption / dance / exoticism / emigration / artist / EFG1914 / Honor / violación / redención / danza / exotismo / emigración / artista / Barcelona