The Moor's Account - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Laila Lalami
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The group travels to the city of Tenochtitlán in Mexico. They are dressed in their old Indian clothing and are brought before a large gathering in the church led by Bishop Juan de Zumárraga. The Bishop shares their story with the congregation and praises them for being such good Christians. He wants others to follow in their footsteps and peacefully convert the Indians to Christianity.

The Indian wives are very uncomfortable in the city. Mustafa and Dorantes are worried they don’t have enough money to sail back home. Mustafa asks about his freedom once again, and Dorantes assures him he will get it. He adds that he has been busy with his own problems, as his wife has gotten pregnant. He adds that she isn’t technically even his wife anymore since they weren’t married in a Christian church. Mustafa...

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