Foolish Men- Sor Juana
By Olivia Gause
The title says much in that men are foolish to think that they know all the answers. I feel that much of this may be brought by Sor Juana's own frustration at having to hide her education simple because she is a women. The movie itself illustrates how dangerous it was for her to have 'non-Christian' books in her room.
"God bless the women who won't have you, no matter how loud you complain"
Ties to Malintzin
This poem ties in with last week's discussion on Malintzin in a very powerful way from the start. "Silly, you men-so very adept at wrongly faulting womankind" speaks to how Malintzin made the best of her situation but never truly had a choice. Sor Juana, being as intelligent as she was, probably would have realized this.