Virgin Of Guadalupe Summary

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Summary The Virgin of Guadalupe (La Virgin De Guadalupe) is an essential part of Latin American history, specifically Mexico. Averse to traditional Catholic belief, Guadalupe is essential in the theological structure of the Mexican Catholic believer. The sixteenth century was crucial for Spain's conquest and implementation of its policy of domination of the New World. It was a time of resistance by the Indians, who did not want to surrender themselves, their culture, religion and economy to the invaders (Pereyra 1997). This period was also where the legend of The Virgin of Guadalupe first originated.
According to the legend, Juan Diego was crossing the hill Tepeyac on December 9, 1531, when a woman appeared to him. The woman instructed him …show more content…

She seems to be wearing all royal clothing while also looking downward in a prayer stance. Behind her, there seems to be sun shining as she is holding her stance. The imagery in of this painting holds more meaning towards the ancestors of the people who witnessed The Virgin of Guadalupe. The sun and moon were both gods at the time of Aztec civilization. They held so much power to that civilization which could be shown in this picture to mean that they are now subservient to the new priestess, which means they are under God. Since the appearance of the Virgin occurred in the same time of the Spanish conquest, it may reveal something entirely different. The sun and moon are still present inside of painting but hidden now. The moon and sun never left nor did their power come under the reign of Guadalupe. The Virgin of Guadalupe, especially in this painting, could be referred as the persona for Mexican culture. The persona according to Jung, represents the side of the side of personality which is desired to be shown by the person or the collective (Feist 1985). Guadalupe is the face of safety, which hides the true nature of Mexican culture and civilization. The sun and moon is the

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