Miguel León-Portilla Writing Styles in The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

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Perspective

This book is written in a third-person objective point of view. It is a compilation of historical records depicting the invasion of Mexico by the Spaniards. The unique perspective in this book lies in the fact that it's an anecdotal summary of the events as recorded by those who were conquered, not by the conquerors themselves.

Events are presented according to various authors and occur in a linear progression. The reaction of the people to the events is described from the viewpoint of one who is observing the events take place. There is no insight into what the individuals are thinking. The reader only sees the people's reactions to events as they unfold without any foreshadowing or symbolism.

Tone

Although this book is written from old, scholarly literature, efforts have been made to make it palatable for the average reader. In the translator's note, it's written that small...

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