"The Florentine Codex Questions for Alfred J. Drake's English 242: World Literature 400-1600 CE, Spring 2009 at Chapman University"

THE FLORENTINE CODEX QUESTIONS

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Assigned: The Florentine Codex (3070-73).

The Florentine Codex

1. What attitude do the pair of orations to mothers take with respect to death and the gods? Are they to be feared, welcomed, or both? Explain.

2. What is the true role of a mother, in these orations -- where do her value and her responsibilities belong, and how is she honored in comparison to men?

Edition: Lawall, Sarah, ed. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 2nd edition. Volumes 1ABC. New York: Norton, 2002. ISBN A = 0-393-97755-2, B = 0-393-97756-0, C = 0-393-97757-9.