It wounds it to the aboriginal with the arrow, however for, after that fast and compassionate. Ndia Batella Gotlib, in this instant observes something sufficiently significant in the story of the reaction it white and foreign man who did not have courage to react against a woman, therefore had inherited religious principles of its mother, in which the figure feminine it is represented as symbol of ternura and love. As it tells to the phrase ' ' It more than suffered the soul that of ferida' ' In accordance with the author, has a great symbolism contained in the gesture of Iracema that when breaking the arrow and keeping I obtain the fraudulent tip, makes in to think them about estereotipo feminine vocacionado the guilt and to the quiet suffering. However, also she can be understood as metaphor of the swaging, the one that the woman will have to submit its active side, understood as coarse and little feminist. The delivery of the virgin destined the Tup to the white warrior is a landmark of the disobedience the laws of the tribe.
Therefore it delivers to the foreigner the secret of its people and its promise body. In chapter XV, this episode is told with ambiguity, between an active and passive attitude on the part of the woman. In consequence of the trespass, Iracema abandons its people and its lands following Martim. Far from its origins, alone and with absent Martim to dedicate the settlings. Iracema, the virgin of the constant wait, starts to meager of homesicknesses and solitude, subjecting a loving life marked by the expectation of the loved return of its. Fact this that demonstrates to the feminine fragility and the necessity of living in company of a man. Classic example of ' ' Amorosa' '. In accordance with the theory, one of the disasters of ' ' Amorosa' ' it is in the fact of that its love is so intense that it finishes for verwhelming it, placing it in the slave position.