3) moving the action forwards from the court of Phillip II of Spain to that of Generalissimo Franco
Before the death of Generalissimo Franco and the sweeping reforms that followed, when Spain was just another poverty-stricken country with a temperate climate--the kind of place that attracted travellers of modest means in search of affordable pleasures.
A life-sized portrait of Generalissimo Franco dominated one wall; next to it, a handful of waiters in evening attire stood at attention while a scratchy record of Lena Horne singing "Honeysuckle Rose" played in the background.
In puzzling over the reprehensible behavior of such large populations, he came to an important conclusion: offering blind and unquestioning loyalty to charismatic leaders (such as Generalissimo Franco
, Hitler, and Stalin) eventually led to excesses and unspeakable brutalities.