Philosophical Satire

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Academic Level:

Bachelor

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Topic:

Philosophical Satire

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Introduction
The Mexican Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is probably the most famous of colonial Latin America’s nuns. At her convent in Mexico City, she found the time and seclusion to devote her life to a wide range of intellectual pursuits, from philosophy, theology, and science, in literature and the arts. She wrote plays, poetry, songs, and devotional materials, and corresponded with other leading thinkers of her time. Even in her own lifetime, readers as far away as Europe and South America were familiar with her work.

Please read the attached documents and answer the following questions:
1. What critiques did Sor Juana make about male attitudes towards women?
2. Identify some of the metaphors Sor Juana uses. What is their significance?

You should not use any outside sources beyond the actual documents to complete this assignment. It is intended to be your own analysis and reflections, not based on what you found on the internet.

Each questions must be answered in full sentences and paragraphs and a minimum of a 150 word response (approximately 1/2 page). Even if the assignment has multiple questions, your total response is still a minimum of 150 words (not 150 words per question). Retyping the question, headers, and long quotes are not counted toward your minimum required response.

Please copy/paste the question and put your response below in a 12 point font. If there are multiple questions, then you should copy question #1, put your answer below it, then copy question #2, put your answer below it, and so on.

Any direct quotes used from the document should be put in quotation marks but it does not need a citation. Since you are only allowed to use the primary (attached) document as your source, you only need to put quotation marks around the direct quote. All other parts of your response should be in your own words. Copying a sentence and changing a few words in that sentence is plagiarism, so be sure you are careful in your submissions.

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