La Malinche
Updated: 1/20/2020
La Malinche
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  • La Maliche's Life
  • Who Was La Maliche
  • More about La Malinche
  • By: John Tyk
  • GRAPES: Social Structure
  • La Malinche born in 1505 in a place called Coatzacoalcos, a territorial designation for part of the modern-day province of Veracruz, Mexico.
  • GRAPES: Religion
  • Because Aztec society did not prevent noble-born women like La Malinche from inheriting property, she was destined to receive her late father's patrimony, but Cimatl favored her new son and sold her young daughter off to slave traders in the area.
  • Was the effects more positive or negative?
  • La Maliche's mom was in a high social class but the Aztec don't let people inherit. she was destined to receive her late father's patrimony, but Cimatl favored her new son and sold her young daughter off to slave traders in the area. (S)
  • Religion played a huge part in her journeyCortés accepted the 20 slaves and had them baptized into the Christian faith on March 20, 1519. La Malinche took the name Marina after some basic catechism instruction from Aguilar, the priest, and made preparations for the journey to the main city of Tenochtitlán.
  • It was more positive because Had La Malinche not been part of the Conquest of Mexico for her linguistic gift, communication between the Spanish and the Indigenous would have been much harder. La Malinche knew to speak in different registers and tones between certain Indigenous tribes and people. For the Nahua audiences, she spoke rhetorically, formally, and high-handedly. This shift into formality gave the Nahua the impression that she was a noblewoman who knew what she was talking about.
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