The Trickster Crow Redeemed in Tirso de Molina's La mujer que manda en casa.

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      A literary criticism of the biblical drama "La mujer que manda en casa," by Tirso de Molina, is presented. It explores the persecution of the Old Testament prophet Elijah by Queen Jezabel, a pagan tyrant, and it uses the ambiguity of the "cuervo," or crow, to allude to Yahweh and Christian scripture. The pagan monarchs in the drama perceived the crows as thieves but the audience knows that the birds can represent divine Providence, the common people and a Christianized Apollo.