Contending Voices Chapter 1: "The Cross and the Sword in Spain's New World: Bartolome de Las Casas and Hernan Cortes" p. 13

Source 2: ''An Aztec View of the Temple Massacre (ca. 1550)"

On Monday, Professor Bray asked you to rhetorically analyze several images. She asked you to look at an image's argument.

  • What was the image trying to convey?
  • What is the context of the image?
  • and What appeal does the image have?

By now, you should have read or (at least) dutifully skimmed over Chapter 1 in your CV textbook. As a class, we will critically and rhetorically analyze the image on p. 13 of CV.

  1. What is the historical context of this image?
  2. What was the artist trying to convey in this rendering?
  3. What stands out to you? Is there anything that you would say is significant or moving in this image?