PTexam1 - Anabela dos Ramos November 16, 2009 Prof....

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Anabela dos Ramos November 16, 2009 Prof. Fagundes Exam 1 Cantigas de Amigo In Cantigas de Amigo we are presented with different characteristics of women within the medieval society. The women portray themselves through their songs, which depict sadness, happiness, confusion, and love. Most of these songs are geared towards the men they have encountered or men they imagine to be with. In many songs, they are complaining about such sorrows to someone whom they trust. Although these are women singing of their emotions, men have written the songs or imagined women to actually be like this. Signs of weakness and sorrow, along with bursts of contentment because of a man have been brought as an attention grasper throughout these songs. Why do these women weep about love? Cantigas de Amigo paints out vivid images that characterize women of the medieval era as if they were in a land full of flowers and hearts. Here, women are helpless, can’t stop thinking about the man of her dreams and spend their time speaking on the men they adore so much throughout their day. In some situations, these men have
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course PORTUGUESE 320 taught by Professor Fagundes during the Spring '10 term at UMass (Amherst).

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