Essay on Analysis Of Song Of The Hummingbird

1321 Words Dec 5th, 2016 6 Pages
In Song of the Hummingbird, the book describes the story of an indigenous woman named Huitzitzilin who explains her story to a Spanish monk. The Spanish monk finds her story to be fascinating because it is not what he was taught back in Spain. He sympathizes with her and begins to see the conquest through her perspective. She details the events that her people endured at the hands of Cortes and his Spanish conquerors. The text is organized by chapters as Huitzitzilin reiterates her story to Father Benito Lara the Spanish monk. The author proves and supports their argument by providing detailed examples of Huitzitzilin’s story of the events that her people endured at the hands of Cortes and his Spanish conquerors. Overall the book is focused on how much power and the importance of storytelling is because it is a way of telling the untold stories of history that the conquerors always exclude. The principle themes of the book that will be described include the events that the people of Huitzitzilin encountered at the hands of Cortes and his Spanish conquerors, the dangerous road that Father Benito Lara took to share Huitzitzilin’s story and to find out the truth, and lastly the events that the church took to prevent Father Benito in sharing Huitzitzilin’s story.

The book is focused on Huitzitzilin’s story of the events that her people endured at the hands of Cortes and his Spanish conquerors. Huitzitzilin began telling a Spanish monk, Father Benito Lara in confession what…

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