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Unformatted text preview: Ati Wongsaroj UGS 119 Tue 6-8 Fact Sheet- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was born out of wedlock on November 12, 1648 in the village of San Miguel Mepantla near modern day Mexico City. Sor Juana’s father soon left the family and Sor Juana was left to heavily rely on her grandfather. Her grandfather owned thousands of books, and it was through him that Sor Juana learned how to read and write Latin and Spanish. She was determined to become educated and would punish herself if she felt she wasn’t learning fast enough. There is even a story about her cutting of her hair every time she felt ignorant for not learning as fast as her hair grew. When she was in her late teens she became a lady-in-waiting at the court of a Spanish viceroy. She did not want to get married and left to join the convent of San Jerónimo to become a nun. It was here that Sor Juana amassed one of Mexico’s largest book collections and wrote poetry, plays and prose. Sor Juana emphasized women’s book collections and wrote poetry, plays and prose....
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- Spring '08
- Mexico City, Cruz Sor Juana Inés