In El laberinto de amor, by Miguel de Cervantes, it can be observed that the playwright presents his audience with the challenges faced by some young people of the Italian nobility, who do not have the freedom to choose their spouses, the choice being of their parents. It is within a labyrinth, in the metaphorical sense, that these young lovers adopt strategies, with emphasis on the use of disguise, so as to assume another identity to deceive others, and so disguised, they go out to find the loved one. The aim of this article is to examine how these identity changes are based on the practices of representation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries through the concepts of simulation and dissimulation.


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