The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico - Chapters 13-16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 13-16 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 13, the writings in this chapter are taken from three different sources. The first section, The Final Omen, is taken from the "Codex Florentino" by the Sahagun's informants. In the evening it began to rain. However, it was more like a heavy dew than an actual rain. An omen that looked like a great bonfire lit the sky, wheeling around like a whirlwind. It gave off sparks and once it reached the middle of the lake, it disappeared.

The Aztec leaders gathered together to figure out what they should do, and they decided that Cuauhtemoc would go out in a canoe to meet Cortes and surrender. Again, the Spaniards began killing the Indians, and many died. The people decided that they had had enough and fled from the city. Spanish soldiers lined the roads and stopped the inhabitants...

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