Ines De La Cruz

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The film start with the new viceroy and the new archbishopric talking about how to govern New Spain (Mexico), that they should try to work together unlike in Spain. They also say that it’s their duty to make sure New Spain is saved. However plans never really go as planned specially in this film. Then it goes to the convent to Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and the nuns are having a meeting about the new viceroy and his visit to their convent. The nuns say the new viceroy also can’t wait to see Juana Ines de la Cruz and the nuns jump for joy it seems that Juan is the pride of the convent though all the nuns have the same reaction. Then the film goes to one of Juana Ines de la Cruz’s plays and the Viceroy is watching as well as archbishopric. While the viceroy and his wife …show more content…
Although in the document (Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz’s letter to Sor

Filotea) the bishop of Puebla Manuel Fernandez de Santa Cruz wrote as Sor Filotea and was

friends with Juana. This calls into question on reliability of the movie, also when Juana kisses the

one of the professors after she was tested in Mexico City and later when she kisses the viceroy’s

wife Maria Luisa calls into question the accuracy of the film.

Also if one wants to compare to Saint Rosa of Lima to Juana Ines de la Cruz they are

very different women. In the document “Santa Rosa of Lima according to a pious accountant”

(1617) a description on her life and how she was devoted to God. She cut her hair, poured cold

water on her body, pushed her body to its limits; how she wore a crown of thorns in essence she

punished herself. This was viewed as a virtues woman and an orthodox life for a nun even

though she never became a nun and the people of Peru adored her. Here we have a woman that

would be considered crazy in modern time been adored in the seventeen century. While Juana

had been discourage form writing for doing a men’s job in those times even if she did it

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