Aztec_Response - Aztec Readings Kyla Hills 11094760 GenEd...

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Aztec Readings Kyla Hills 11094760 GenEd 110.21 11/3/08 1) Give three examples of how the initial meeting of Cortes and Montezuma differs between these two accounts. Five points. One of the biggest differences between the two accounts regards the necklace (or necklaces) exchanged by the Aztecs and Spaniards. In the first account by the Aztecs, it is said that Motecuhzoma gives necklaces to the Spaniards while in the account by the Spanish soldier we see that it is Cortes himself who gives a necklace to Motecuhzoma. ". ..Cortés brought out a necklace which he had ready at hand, made of glass stones, which I have already said are called Margaritas, which have within them many patterns of diverse colours, these were strung on a cord of gold and with musk so that it should have a sweet scent, and he placed it round the neck of the Great Montezuma. .." A second difference is seen through the initial reactions of both Motecuhzoma and Cortes. In the Aztec account, Motecuhzoma seems to be quite amazed at the arrival of Cortes. "I have seen you at last! I have met you face to face!" Motecuhzoma says
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course GENED 111 taught by Professor Faunce during the Spring '08 term at Washington State University .

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