The play was first published in The work is considered a loa , a short theatrical piece related to the longer auto sacramental. This loa is a commentary on historical events involving indigenous Aztec inhabitants and Spanish colonists. The Divine Narcissus is ambiguous not only because the Spanish do not openly explain their objectives to the native population, but also because the story presupposes the success of evangelization in Mexico. Scene I: The first scene begins with the celebration by the local inhabitants of the God of Seeds. Two thousand believers offer sacrifices.
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She had a passion for Latin and a talent for verse that also made her popular in the Viceregal Court in Mexico City. Her disdain for life at court, however, prompted her to enter the convent, where she pursued her studies, wrote religious and secular plays and verses, composed music, and served as the convent accountant. Sor Juana also performed science experiments and corresponded with Kepler and other European scientists on contemporary scientific methods and philosophies. Sor Juana kept her connections with the Viceregal Court and occasionally was commissioned to write love verses for courtiers.
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