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MALINCHE [EXCERPT] BY LAURA ESQUIVEL (MEXICO) GROUP 2 MEMBERS: 1. CASTILLO, PRINCE 2. CASTULO, JHON MICHAEL 3. DELA TORRE, JADE JEFFERSON 4. DONGCOY, JHONIEL 5. EMATA, ADRIAN 6. ENJAMBRE, EL MARK
Malinche By Laura Esquivel Book Summary When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors, first meets Cortés, she -- like many -- believes that he is the reincarnated forefather god of her tribe. Naturally, she assumes that her task is to help Cortés destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fell passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortés's thirst for conquest is all too human. He is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men, even their own love. Throughout Mexican history, Malinalli has been reviled for her betrayal of the Indian people. However, recent historical research has shown that her role was much more complex; she was the mediator between two cultures, Hispanic and Native American, and two languages, Spanish and Náhuatl.
Laura Esquivel Biography

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