The Answer/La Respuesta; Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz; ; Book Respuesta is the letter by 17th century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to a priest Appendix: Carta de Sor Filotea de la Cruz / Letter from Sor Filotea de la Cruz; pp. 1 Sor Filotea de la Cruz (Sister Lover of God of the Cross) is the pseudonym of the .. 33 Sor Juana Inés was the illegitimate daughter of a Basque military officer, Captain .. Electa Arenal and Amanda Powell (The Answer/La Respuesta . New. In Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s letter entitled “La Respuesta a Sor Filotea” (also known simply as “Reply”), this brilliant young nun responds to a variety of issues.

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As for my writing poetry, I cannot find anywhere any reason to condemn it. This is clearly evidenced in a fragment of the letter in which Sor Juana appears to foresee its negative reception, but nonetheless insists on her argumentative ability, even though she is a woman: Is not my mind, such as it is, as free as his, considering their common origin? I of course have not been persecuted for achievements of learning, but only for the fact of learning.

She confesses that she was so studious that, at an age.

“Reply to Sor Philotea”

If she with her most holy authority does not forbid my doing so, why should others forbid it? If there is sor juana ines dela cruz respuesta a sor filotea, it exists everywhere, not just in poetry. Indeed, in Sor Juana was forced to give up her books and musical and scientific instruments, which were auctioned off by Bishop Aguiar y Seijas in order to raise money for the poor.

She discovered, once she had taken her vows, that the convent, which kept her from studying her books whenever she liked, only increased her juanx to filoea.


An liceat foeminis sacrorum Bibliorum studio incumbere? I hope I have not been too familiar. Including a Selection of Poems.

Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz

Respuuesta Baroque also juxtaposed different media—architecture and landscape, painting and poetry, music and theatre—creating a multifaceted, kaleidoscopic, and splendid artistic whole. Contact Contact Us Help Feedback. Hieronymum ipsum hispane loquentem audire me existimarem.

She closes the letter defending her poetry by saying: Ipsa nomina per quae consuescit paulatim verba contexere; non sint fortuita, sed certa, et coacervata de industria.

I studied the arts and sciences because they are the servants of theology. San Buenaventura les tuvo tal afecto que apenas hay plana suya sin versos. The publication of respuesga work is a blessing which makes me feel unworthy.

She is simply sharing her opinions. I took orders because it seemed honorable, would tend to my salvation, and humbled my pride in the temptations offered by my intellectual ability. And miracles bring the greatest persecution. In morem Flacci et Pindari nunc iambo currit, nunc alcaico personat, nunc sapphico tumet, nunc semipede ingreditur. so

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The prohibition is on public teaching, not private learning and teaching, or even writing. Si autem accepisti, quid gloriaris quasi non acceperis? Deborah, who drew up military and political laws; the Queen of Shebawho dared to challenge the wisdom of the wisest and who became the judge of nonbelievers; Abigail, who held the gift of prophecy; and Esther, who was blessed with a supreme persuasiveness, among many others.

Quid ibi laboris insumpserim, quid sustinuerim difficultatis, quoties desperaverim, quotiesque cessaverim et contentione discendi rursus inceperim; testis est conscientia, tam sor juana ines dela cruz respuesta a sor filotea, qui passus sum, quam eorum qui mecum duxerunt vitam.

Maleam legens, quae sunt domi obliviscereque alude al gran peligro del promontorio de Laconia. We need learned women to avoid the perils of young girls being taught by men. After her discussion of Hebraic heroic figures, she recalls those of the Ancients: Preface to the Second Edition: Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.


Aquel poner los adjetivos en genitivo, en vez de acusativo, como Calicem salutaris accipiam? Learned men should have known better, but it was the Pharisees who hated his excellence.

No one wishes to admit sor juana ines dela cruz respuesta a sor filotea of reason. El segundo imposible es saber agradeceros tan excesivo como no esperado favor, de dar a las prensas mis borrones: Circuit, quaerens quem devoret ; y vino nuestro caudillo y le hizo levantar el cerco: Vamos a gozar el fruto del agradecimiento de la buena obra que va a hacer nuestro Maestro; a verle aplaudir y rendir gracias al beneficio; a ver las admiraciones que hacen del milagro? Veo a una Cenobia, reina de los Palmirenos, tan sabia como valerosa.

Finally she refers to her poetry, stating that many people condemn and “vilify” it.

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According to the Italian traveler Antonio Gemelli Carreri, there were 29 religious communities of monks and 22 of nuns in the capital of New Spain at the end of the seventeenth century Paz, p. Satisfizo el Redentor el temor: Cavete romani, adducimus vobis adulterum calvum. Although she enjoyed many favors during her life at court, after five years she joined the Filofea convent in Mexico City, which she was forced to leave for reasons of ill health. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article.