Narrativization And Moralization And Nagration Story Of The Codex Boturini

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The Spanish conquest of the Mexica caused changes in both Spanish’s and Mexica’s lifestyles. The Spanish had to change the culture of the conquered Mexica while the Mexica had to try to resist the cultural and political changes of the powerful Spanish. The Codex Boturini visually demonstrates the migration stories of the Mexica people after leaving Azlan to find Tenochtitlan. The Codex Boturini illustrates the several steps and stages the Mexica had to go through to find their dedicated space, the struggles they endured, and the events they celebrated such as fire ceremonies and sacrifices to the gods. On the other hand, the Codex Chimalpahin offers another point of view of the migration story of the Mexica since the author, Chimalpahin, wrote it after the conquest. This key detail produces differences with the original narrative of the migration account of the Mexica illustrated in the Codex Boturini. Through a visual and textual analysis of these two works and a focus on their religious aspects, it is possible demonstrate the narrativization and moralization produced and curated by Chimalpahin towards a Christianized culture that radically defers from the accounts in the original codex. The elements of art present in the Folio 3 and 4 of the Codex Boturini demonstrate a will to show no confusion and a narrative that repeats no matter the place and time. The use of simplistic lines throughout the Codex emphasizes the clarity of the story, which echoes the format of the

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