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Anthony M. Cavallaro HIST 1400.014 University of Connecticut Dr. J. Eves Viewpoints of the Expansion of the West Bartolome de Las Casas, a widely regarded hero throughout the majority of Latin America 1 , runs into Luis Vaz de Camoes, a great Portuguese national poet 2 , in heaven. He immediately regards him as a coward, approached him, and angrily began to squabble with him. The two offer contrasting perspectives of the Expansion of the West, each making valid arguments, but they nonetheless defend their own point of view. Las Casas: Savage! What are you doing here? I assumed for sure you were doomed to hell! Comoes: Doomed to hell? Why would I be doomed to hell? It was not I who turned by back on Spain. You made Spain out to be a vicious monster that slaughtered those savages for no reason! 3 How can you call me a savage, we are from the same background. Bartolome, you are such a hypocrite. You owned many Indian slaves yourself. You enslaved them and killed them and even had a sugar plantation of your 1 Jamie H. Eves, In Their Own Words: A Documentary History of Western Civilization from the Middle Ages to the End of World War II (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2005), 60. 2 Eves, 51. 3 Bartolome de Las Casas, The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account, trans. Herma Briffault (1542) , in Jamie H. Eves, In Their Own Words: A Documentary History of Western Civilization from the Middle Ages to the End of World War II (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2005), 63.
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own 4 . You took part in the savage behavior and then you turned your back on your fellow conquistadors! How could you? Las Casas:
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