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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

What does Sor Juana criticize in terms of men's expectations of women with her poem "Redondillas"? What is the...

In order to tackle this question and try to avoid repeating what other educators have said, I'm going to move through the point to pull out specific points where Sor Juana mentions expectations...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 8:03 pm UTC

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How does Sor Juana express her love for her lady in the poem "My Lady"?

Sor Juana expresses her love for her lady in emotionally powerful, almost erotic terms. The speaker states explicitly, "I love you with so much passion." There's really no ambiguity here. While...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2019 9:34 am UTC

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What reasons does Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz give for becoming a nun?

In my readings regarding Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, it seems that becoming a nun was a choice she preferred to make, rather than being married (in which she had no interest). She was illegitimate...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2011 11:59 am UTC

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Why did Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz write her reply to the Bishop of Puebla?

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's letter to the Bishop of Puebla was a response to his own pseudonymous letter criticizing her for her attention to and concern of earthly matters and quest for knowledge....

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 3:04 pm UTC

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What does Sor Juana say about men, and who are the men she seems to admire in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz had a good deal to say about men, and was obviously not shy about being extremely honest in the face of an age-old social hypocrisy: In her poem Redondillas...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2011 2:02 pm UTC

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What does Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz mean when she says, "What wisdom may be ours if not the philosophies of our...

Sor Juana reclaims the space of the kitchen as equally suitable for intellectual pursuits. A life of religious devotion and contemplation must be lived everywhere, and no aspect of daily life...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2019 5:48 am UTC

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Sor Juana was a complex figure: a woman in a patriarchal society, a court favorite, a nun who once fired her...

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz writes on a wide range of subjects with a combination of passionate intensity and intellectual enquiry. These qualities make her seem both modern and timeless. The main...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2020 10:09 am UTC

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What hints are there in “Respuesta a Sor Filotea” that indicate that Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is responding to some...

In her “Respuesta a Sor Filotea” (“Reply to Sister Filotea”), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz clearly addresses what she perceives as criticism of her studies and her writing. She is likely right in...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2020 5:42 pm UTC

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Which female character in Moliere’s Tartuffe most resembles Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz? Explain.

This is an excellent question. There is no doubt in my mind that the character from Tartuffe most like Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz is Dorine. eNotes.com provides a character description of Dorine:...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2011 1:19 pm UTC

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What do we learn about Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz as a child and young woman from "The Response to Sor Filotea?"

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz wrote "Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz." Research shows that Juana Inez was a bright child with a deep desire to read and learn. Boys were educated at the time, but not...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2011 2:44 pm UTC

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What reason does Juana Inés de la Cruz give for her love of learning and study, and what did she do when she was...

In "Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz" ("The Reply to Sor Philothea de la Cruz"), the author Sor (Sister) Juana Inés de la Cruz gave God the credit for her love of learning and studying, even in...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2011 1:39 pm UTC

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Why do you think Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz is opposed marriage and public life?

Having only just recently read Sor Juana's responses in "Respuesta a Sor Filotea" and researched her life for the first time, I get the sense that she is passionate about learning, even from a very...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2011 11:15 am UTC

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Why was the archbishop against the convent and Sor Juana?

Archbishop Antonio Nunez de Miranda was Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz's confessor; he was opposed to her work at the convent because he felt her writing went against Biblical teachings. De la Cruz went...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2019 2:32 pm UTC

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Sor Juana was a complex figure: a woman of patriachal society, a court favorite, a nun who once fired her confessor....

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a writer, poet, composer, philosopher, and nun. She was born in Mexico in 1651 and was among the first great Mexican writers. During the time of Sor Juana's...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2020 8:08 pm UTC

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Compare the sentiments of two of Sor Juana's love sonnets to those in "The Response to Sor Filotea."   in Sor Juana...

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz presents very different sentiments in "Respuesta a Sor Filotea," (a defense to a letter of criticism sent from a bishop who had been thought of as a friend) as opposed to...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2011 2:50 pm UTC

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Identify a common theme or motif in two works by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Note the similarities and differences in...

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was born on a hacienda near present-day Mexico City in 1648. During this period, Spain was a powerful colonial force, sending people across the Atlantic to occupy what...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2020 3:21 am UTC

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Do the sonnets seem to come from another part of Sor Juana's personality—do they address a different realm of her...

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz is a woman with many sides, I believe. Her first passion in life was to learn. In studying her history, we know that she did all she could to do so. She begged to be...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2011 1:32 pm UTC

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