Analysis Of Foolish Men By Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz

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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a self-taught philosopher, poet and forward thinker, wrote many empowering poems that captured how she felt during the time she was living in. Two of which “Foolish Men” and “On her Portrait” express how she didn’t like the stereotypical roles women were put in during her life. These poems show true anguish and express a slight distain for men. In the poem “Foolish Men” Cruz starts off by explaining how men are so quick to blame women for their ailments but in actuality it is themselves causing them. It furthermore exemplifies how she didn’t like the role she was given. Stanzas specifically like “you act just like a child who plays the bogeyman of which he’s then afraid” describe how she wanted to depict men. Cruz
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