Thursday, October 13, 2005

Broken Spears--Aztec accounts

While this is a bit long, look at this from a different point of view. Who is the villian? Why?

90 Comments:

Blogger animegirl234 said...

The villians would be the Spainards b/c they attacked the Aztecs while they were unarmed and completely defenseless at the fiesta that was in their honor. Now the Aztecs did want the Spainards to stay with them forever, but I think there is a better way to leave than killing everyone.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Ashleigh said...

The villans are the Spaniards because they came to the land of the Aztec's and allowed them to think that their leader, Cortez, was a god and then they just went and killed the innocent and unarmed civilions at the fiesta.

11:04 AM  
Blogger brice said...

The villians here are the Spaniards who attacked unarmed servants and partiers who were, ironically, celebrating the Spaniards arrival. Though they were welcomed as messengers of the Gods with gifts of gold and valubles, the Spanish killed, looted and pillaged the innocent natives.

3:02 PM  
Blogger allisonturner said...

You can't go much lower than Cortes did with the Aztecs. He came in outnumbered and unsure of what would happen when the Aztecs came and told him that he was this god they had been waiting for all this time. He took advantage of the situation and told them they were friends. After zcortes received all he needed, he killed the people that had been so hospitable towards him. He sounds like a villain to me.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Allison23 said...

The villians are the Spainards led by Cortes because they attacked the Aztecs. They attacked them when they least expected it. The Aztecs were unarmed and harmless to them, yet the Spainards still killed them.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Bryan McNatt said...

The villan in this document are the spanish conquistadors. They are the villans because, after the Aztecs excepted them as gods, they killed and destroyed the Aztec Empire. The Spainards attacked them during a fiesta in their honor. With the Aztecs defenseless, the spainards made there move, laeving the Aztecs conquered and destroyed.

5:19 PM  
Blogger cooksey28 said...

The villans in this passage are the Spaniards. Because they took advantage over the Aztecs during the fiesta. Especially when they were celebrating they didn't think they were going to be attacked. And they let the Aztecs to think their leader, Cortez was a god. So the Spaniards most deffinately took advantage of the Aztec community. Even by their kind hostility they still turned their backs against them.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

The bad guys in this article are the spainard. The reason is because they murdered Aztecs that were civilians and unarmed. The spainards wanted the aztecs to thinks that they were nice people and good that they could treat them well. They took advantage of the aztecs by praising them with gold and silver.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Tiberius said...

If I am understanding what you are trying to say on your post, then everybody before me have not been doing it right... We are supposed to change point-of-views here.

I am here to take my perception and say, with a Spanish point-of-view, that the Aztecs were the villains because they, in my opinion, scared the CHRISTIAN Spaniards. This is because Montezuma kept talking about how they "have arrived on the earth," and "The kings Itzcoatl, Motecuhzoma the Elder, Axayacatl, Tizoc and Ahuitzol ruled for you in the City of Mexico." It was either that or they did not agree with their religion because the state at that time was ruled by Ferdinand and Isabella (who were very devout Catholics; this is probably why Philip II, their son, was such a "Catholic King"), thus their obligation to convert, or kill, the pagans in the New World, as like a cleanser before settlement.

5:53 PM  
Blogger t-man said...

The Spainiards were extremely cruel, sinister, and inhumane with their rutheless killing of defensless Aztecs. Montezuma was extremely kind, hospitable, and welcoming to Cortez and his men, but Cortez took advantage of them. As soon as they had gained the Aztecs' trust, theh murdered defenseless muscicians, workers, and dancers, with no remorse nor sympathy.

7:41 PM  
Blogger t-man said...

Okay, I just read Tiberius's blog as soon as I was finished, and I think he has a very interesting point of view. His argument makes sense in the Spaniards' defense, but I still think that if you were a decent christian you would not murder innocent, however misguided people. Cortez most likely would have used this as an excuse.

7:44 PM  
Blogger iris said...

Aren't we supposed to look at this from a different point of view??? Well if it was from a different perspectives the Aztecs would be the villain. The only possible reason I can think of is that Cortes didn't trust the Aztec people fully b/c of their religion. It could've been the way Motecuhzoma kept saying welcome back, the idea of the Aztec religion seemed impure and needed to be reconstructed. When you see something different from what you're taught you sometimes fear it and that brings out the worst in people. Like when we look back at the past, we are always saying how barbaric or how gross something was...but they didn't know any better. Just like other countries probably look at us now, "too opinionated" or "Unmannered"...etc. So the first reaction from the Spaniard's point of view was to wipe out the Aztec culture and reconstruct that city to be a "right" religious city.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Mike Huddleston said...

Are we supposed to be looking at this from both points of view? If we are, the Spaniards are the villans to the Aztecs, and the Aztecs are the villans to the Spaniards.

The Spaniards are the villans to the Aztecs because they killed innocent people so they could gain the riches of the empire. They also let the Aztecs believe that Cortes was the sun god. To me, the Spaniards are the real villans, but we have to look at it from both points of view.

I'm not quite sure why the Spaniards would be considered villans to the Aztecs, but I think Tiberius figured it out, and I agree with him. The Spaniards must have thought the Aztecs were villans because they had many gods, and they thought that that was wrong. Like I said earlier though, I think that the Aztecs are the only real villans.

9:39 PM  
Blogger green_flamingoo said...

The villian of this article is Cortes and the rest of the spaniards. They are the villians because they took advantage of the Aztecs and thier belief that the sun god was Cortes, and of the Aztecs hospitality.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Valerie Croy said...

The villians are the Spainards, for they attacted the Aztects. They came and attacted them when they were unarmed and unprepared. The Spainards also attactted the peasants.

8:11 AM  
Blogger ross said...

I dont know....
I think the sun king was the bad guy becuase he ordered Motacuhzoma and Itzohuatzin to be prisoners. However, the spaniards were taking orders and the citizens were dieing, so I technically see a villian.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Tylor Petish said...

I think that the villian is the spanish. Even though you could see the Aztecs as the bad guys but that doesn't seem right because the spaniards went and killed all those musicians and singer, burned people alive, hung a chief, and they killed all those unarmed innocent people. It doesn't make sense to look at it from a different point of view.

6:08 PM  
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6:29 PM  
Blogger kayt_420 said...

Quetzalcoatl was the real villan. Their own belief was used against them. Surely if they had so much faith in Quetzalcoatl they would have known more about him; like what language he'd speak and skin tone. People in the same areas tend to be homogenous; they'd be very alike in their beliefs, languages, activities, and appearance. If that was Quetzalcoatl's homeland, he would have been very much alike as the people there. Now if Montezuma couldn't figure out that there was a translator standing there making it possible for them to communicate and couldnt realize that Quetzalcoatl would have been able to commerce with him without any help, then i pity him.
If you don't know anything about a gun but you just love it so much and worship it and then one day you accidentally shoot yourself in the foot, whose fault is it?

6:32 PM  
Blogger Lisa Belk said...

A lot of people that already posted have many different points of views! Everyone seems to have their own opinion! I definitely think the Spaniards are the villians! I mean look at what they did!! They completely took over the civilization and murdered practically everyone in it! Even the ones that were unharmed!! This is definitel not how you repay Mochtezuma for his hospitality!

6:39 PM  
Blogger kylie said...

Umm .. the SPAINARDS(is that a different point of view?) the stinkin chopped the musicans hands off for petes sake. The Aztecs were basically caught off guard as my class is when he says TEST TODAY ! Their leader Cortes was well lets just say .. kind of 2 faced.. but some people just are that selfish.. they reunied a stinkin party come on! Thats the poop in party pooper!
kylie

7:11 PM  
Blogger bjammin731 said...

I thought that this article was interesting, but somewhat ironic. The villan is Cortes and his band of spaniards. They are the villan because they brutally slaughtered almost all of the people in the empire, and they held a massacre where none of the singers and dancers had anymeans of defense.

8:03 PM  
Blogger anthony77 said...

Its very clear to see that the villans here are the Spaniards. Everybody keeps saying how they are the villans, and its true. They attacked them unarmed, and just killed everybody in sight. Why would they do this though? Cortes plan was probly to get more land. When he came here, they Aztecs probly outnumbered his army. It was when they thought he was a god things were on his side. It made things more eaiser for him. Its like you think the enemy is on your side and then he comes in all the soldiers tent with a bomb and "Accidentaly sets it off."

8:26 PM  
Blogger aj said...

The villians would deffintly be the Spaenards because they were the ones that attacked the Aztecs while they weren't even ready or have any arms on them because they were hosting a feast in the honnor of the Spanish. They were also being very cruel by pretinding that there leader was a God and they came to worship him. And then they killed all those innocent people at the feast when they were unarmed.


By: A.J. Bauser 3rd Period

10:03 PM  
Blogger kayla09 said...

The villain is Hernan Cortez and the Spaniards. When Montezuma assumed Cortez was a returning god, Cortez did not protest. Instead, he let him believe so and received a warm welcome and gifts. He fooled the Aztecs into thinking he was harmless and then turned his back on them. He killed many people to take over the Aztec Empire for his own selfishness.

10:26 PM  
Blogger SA_rugbychick said...

The villian is Hernan cortes and his spaniard group for two reasons. Firstly, Cortes lied to the Aztecs and pretended to be their God. Secondly, he killed innocent people who were unarmed at the fiesta.

4:01 PM  
Blogger michelle v said...

The villains in this article would be the Spaniards. This is because came to the Aztecs, and attacked many innocent people. The people were actually celebrating the arrival of the Spaniards when they were attacked. This was quiet unfair, because the Aztec peoples were unarmed and had no idea that they were going to be attacked.

4:20 PM  
Blogger xolaurennox said...

The villans here are most definitely the Spainards, better off, Cortes. Cortes came to the Aztec's land, and later killed off all of the Aztecs, who I might add were welcoming and nice. Cortes took advantage of the Aztecs. He did this by becoming friends with them, and then attacking them unarmed. They attacked them while the Aztecs were having a fiesta, and the sad thing is the fiesta was honoring the Spainards.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Lauren L. said...

The villians are the Spainards because they attacked the Aztecs. If you look at it a little closer another villian could be The Sun because he commanded Motecuhzoma and Itzcohuatzin to become prisoners. Then they were both killed so its a manipulation sort of villian.

5:25 PM  
Blogger corrie said...

The villians are the Spanish invaders because they attacked the defenseless Aztecs and at a banquet that was for them. The Spanish were seen as gods to the Aztecs even though their only intention was to conquer.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Kings said...

It seemed as if the Spaniards were the villans. It was such a nice document about the festivities of the people and then every now and then it would be like, "...and then the Spaniards attacked and killed them..." Thanks for the long document. :)

6:15 PM  
Blogger metcalfe said...

The villian in this was definatly the Spainards. They came into a foreign land that they had no authority what so ever in and assumed it was theirs. They definatly took advantage of the hopitable Aztecs who greeted them with open arms and even accepted Cortes as a god. After all of this, the Spainards proceeded to brutally kill innocent, unarmed Aztecs who were throwing a party in the Spainards honor. Even if some Aztecs got away there is a good chance that they had contracted a European disease that their body has NO form of immunity to and would probably later die of it.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

As most other people said, the obvious villians are Cortes and his following of Spainards. However, if looked on from a different point of view [as Tiberius and Taylor stated, and what I think you are asking here?], the Aztecs were the bad guys. Cortes was just trying to explore the new lands, but instead was 'scared' by the Aztecs who did not believe in his and his followers' religion. I'm not sure why an attack would be necessary, but I'm assuming there must be some hidden facts in this story or something. Why else would they have gone after innocent people, whose land they had invaded in the first place?

"One man's terrorist is another man's hero"

6:40 PM  
Blogger xoktbearox said...

Well there's no doubt that the villians were the Spaniards. They attacks the Aztec people when they were defenseless. They had no shields, weapons, or anything of the sort. He lied to them all. Cortes said he came in peace and was there friend..That friendship lasted along time didn't it..

7:04 PM  
Blogger xoktbearox said...

Well there's no doubt that the villians were the Spaniards. They attacks the Aztec people when they were defenseless. They had no shields, weapons, or anything of the sort. He lied to them all. Cortes said he came in peace and was there friend..That friendship lasted along time didn't it..

7:04 PM  
Blogger 57heinz57 said...

I think that cortes is the villian. He took advantage of the Aztec's belief that cortes and the rest of the spaniards were gods. He also slaughtered many innocent people which is just wrong.

7:17 PM  
Blogger xoArdenxo said...

The villians here would be the Spainards. They came to the Aztecs saying they came in peace and were their friends and then attacked unarmed people at the fiesta. If we were suppose to change the point of view, then from the Spainards point of view of course the Aztecs were the villians.The Aztecs didn't have the same religion as the Spainards which brought up dissagreements. I agree with iris about the reason why the Spaindards did what they did, but I still don't belive it was right to kill those people.

7:27 PM  
Blogger alexandra125 said...

In this document, the Spaniards were the villians, since they attacked the Aztecs,who had welcomed the Spaniards as some form of gods. They also took advantage of the Aztecs by brutally attacking and killing many Aztecs, who were unarmed during a fiesta that they were holding for the Spaniards because the Aztecs believed that Cortez was a god.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

In this article the bad guys are the spainards just because they attacked the aztecs while they were feasting and honoring the spainards. The spainish wanted cortez to be embody as a god. The was they did this was by giving the aztecs gold and silver as goods and valuables. Basically they were taken advantage of.

7:42 PM  
Blogger chelseammm said...

the spanish explorers were the villans..so ruthless. but the aztecs liked war, but it was an unfair fight, the aztecs had no idea what hit them. not cool i say. he was taking advantage of a situation. he killed people carrying water pails, and feeding horses. im sad.

7:42 PM  
Blogger riioT_x_giirL said...

In reality of this document, the villians are the Spainards. However you told us to look at it FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW!! soo from that diffrenet view which i see.. the villians are the Aztecs because they were the ones that had a fiesta and changed the behavior which the spainards were "obligated" to take charge. i think people are scared of change so they try and stop things from changing.

7:47 PM  
Blogger thunderstormsXstopme said...

The villains are the spaniards. They attacked the Aztec peasants while they were unarmed, while the partiers celebrated the fact that they came. The Aztecs were attack when they were least prepared. The atzec couldn't have done a thing to them, but the Spaniards still attacked and killed many.

7:58 PM  
Blogger erinpeek said...

I'm a litte bit confused on the point of view that we're supposed to be looking at this from, but I think you meant that we are used to seeing Cortes' point of view, and you are showing us the Aztec point of view.
In my opinion, the villian is DEFINITELY the Spaniards if this document is true. It is a little biased toward the Aztecs, just because it includes all of their opinions and none of the Spaniards. BUT it still seems to me that the Spaniards were very cruel in acting like they were peaceful and friendly, but actually murdering and attacking the Aztecs.

8:09 PM  
Blogger chelseastone said...

The villians are the Spanish because they went and attacked the Aztecs. The Aztecs were unarmed and defenseless. The worst thing is they attacked the Aztecs while they were having a party for the spaninards arrival. Its terrible how they just went and killed all the Aztecs for pretty much no reason. Its not like they were trying to attack the spanish.

8:11 PM  
Blogger veldman said...

I think he has a very interesting point of view. His argument makes sense in the Spaniards' defense, but I still think that if you were a decent christian you would not murder innocent, however misguided people. Cortez most likely would have used this as an excuse.

8:32 PM  
Blogger kevinadesso said...

The villians are the Spainards because they attacked the Aztecs when they were having a fiesta. The Aztecs didn't see them as enemies so the Spainards attacked when they least expected it. I don't know if you could feel like you did a good job fighting when your enemies were unarmed.

8:43 PM  
Blogger carlya09 said...

The villians are the spanirds led by cortez. thy came to the land of the Aztecs and attacked them toatlly unexpectadly. The Aztecs were unarmed and harmless to them, yet the Spainards still killed them.

8:43 PM  
Blogger carlya09 said...

The villians are the spanirds led by cortez. thy came to the land of the Aztecs and attacked them toatlly unexpectadly. The Aztecs were unarmed and harmless to them, yet the Spainards still killed them.

8:43 PM  
Blogger f e l l a said...

Hernan Cortes and his troops, the Spaniards, were the villians in this article. This is because he tricked the Aztecs; he told them that he came in peace, but then slaughtered them. The attack took place when the Aztecs were having cerimonial dances and were unarmed, so Cortes knew he could win.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Chloe Arwood said...

The villians are the Spaniards, Cotez especially, because of their massacre of the Aztecs. Not only did they kill them all when there was no need at all, the Aztecs were unarmed and were honoring the Spaniards! Also, Cortez said that the Aztecs did not need to worry because the Spaniards were their friends! What Cortez did was decietful and completely unnecessary! I did try to look at the article from a different point of view, but the harder i tried the more i realized that added up to how horrible the Spaniards actions were!

8:54 PM  
Blogger ju ju said...

The villians are definitly the Spainiards! They attacked the completely unarmed and unaware Aztec villages.

9:01 PM  
Blogger tyler stenger said...

*Who is the villian? Why? The villians in this article are defineitly the Spaniards, they are because they attacked the Aztecs whaen they least expected it and at a point where they were defenceless.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

humm...The villans were the Spanairds they attacted the Aztects when they were lest prepared.They thouth that they were messengers from the gods with valubles.

9:12 PM  
Blogger zachary williams said...

I think that the prisoners are spainards because a Aztec wouldnt attack his own people who were unarmed and defencless. I dont know why the Aztecs were interested in the spainards and diddnt stand up against them.

9:13 PM  
Blogger erin said...

The spaniards attacked the Aztecs who were illprepared and had no way to defend themselves, obviously causing the spaniards to be the "villians" in this situation. Pesonally, I think if your going to attack someone at least make sure they know and they can be ready, because then... ok yeah sure maybe you are successful but you weren't ever truly challenged. (so basically your proud of something that anybody could do) Although the Aztecs were essentially no threat to the spaniards, led by cortez, they pursued in the killing of them anyhow.

Erin L

9:13 PM  
Blogger Maddie said...

Villians=Spainards because they attcked all the aztecs when they were unarmed and not even ready!! but i guess thats how the world of wars works-attack when not ready!! but i thought it was kind of weird how they killed all of them?!? not really cool!!

9:18 PM  
Blogger brooksw621 said...

The villans were the Spaniards, who attacked and slaughtered the defenseless Aztecs, who saw the Spaniards as gods even though they were villans. The Spaniards main point was to conquer and destroy.

9:21 PM  
Blogger britleigh said...

The villian in this document was definitely the Spaniards. They caught the Aztecs off-guard as they were having a fiesta to honor the Spaniards who were supposively gods. The Aztecs were also completely unarmed. The Spaniards attacked to killed all the Aztecs and gain the land for their use.

9:23 PM  
Blogger SmokeyJones said...

Oh wow! Compared that other document this one was a riot! The villian in this story is Cortes and his (lovely bunch of coconuts) conquistadors. They are the doomers of doom, because they bring about the destruction of the Aztecs. It is they who killed of this wonderful race, and took advantage of their technological inventions. Even thought the Aztecs did want them to stay... it is still not good to kill them off before leaving.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

The spaniards are the villians becuase they attacked the Aztecs. As if that alone wasn't bad enough..the Aztecs were unarmed and unable to defend themselves. He took advantage of them big time!

9:56 PM  
Blogger con-air said...

i would think the villains are the Spaniards. I thought that Montezuma was very nice and gracious to Cortes and his men. I think it is disturbing that Cortes and his men would want to kill these people who so graciously opened up their arms to them. I think there must have been something seriously wrong and evil about them

9:57 PM  
Blogger noelmetcalf said...

The villans were Spainards led by Cortes. The Aztecs thought that the Spainards were gods(boy, were they wrong). They were holding a fiesta in their honor when they attacked the unarmed singers and dancers. They then started to attack anyone in the palace. This led to the beggining of the war.

Well were supposed to look at it in a different point of view so OK...I(noel) will be a Spainard. I think that we should take advantage of them when they least expect and get gold and silver. They are also talking about this crazy stuff about me being a god, they aren't catholic. Down with Aztecs! Lets be innovators.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Harris DuPre said...

The villans were the spainards because they attacked the astecs while they were totally unarmed and defenseless. They were honoring the leader and Cortez just said nothin and killed the innocent people.

10:08 PM  
Blogger thestairway67 said...

The Spaniards are the villains for killing unarmed civilians at a fiesta in their honor. They let the Aztecs believe that Cortes was a god.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Dieter said...

..From a different(and demented) point of view the villains are the aztecs because they are not catholic, asnd all those opposed must die.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

The real villians were the Spaniards because they chose to attack the natives the way that they did. As I was reading it seemed like they blamed the sun god for the attack and that it wasn't the Spaniards fault.

10:16 PM  
Blogger wes53 said...

the villians are the spainards because they gained the trust of Aztecs and then killed them at a fiesta.The Aztecs didnt even do anything instead they were nice an gave them gifts and held the fiesta in the spainards honor. what kind of people kill someone that nice.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Bulldawg05 said...

The Spaniards big time. They let the Aztecs beleive that Cortes is a god and let them in "with arms wide open". To make great dinner they kill them all when the meal was in there honor and the to top it off the Aztecs were unarmed!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Ashley Johnson said...

"We have come to your house in Mexico as friends. There is nothing to fear."
haha! these were the words of cortes as he addressed the aztecs and told them how there was nothing to fear. wow little did they know! ive tried looking at this from every angle and this just seems to be the only one that is morally correct by what the aztecs and the spaniards believed. how did the spaniards think they could witness to people if they killed them first or even worse- didnt practice what they preached.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

The Spaniards are definitely the villans in this passage. They attacked the Aztec's when they least expected it. That isn't right. The Aztecs hadn't harmed them in any way, and they really had no reason to attack them other than that they 'felt like it'. Cortes seems very two-faced.

10:49 PM  
Blogger X_OlinzyO_X said...

The villans are the Spainards beacuse they attacked the Aztecs while there were unarmed and could not defend themselves what-so-ever and they did it during their festival. I mean honestly if i were the Aztecs i would believe thatthe Spainards were villains too. They killed their people when they were completly harmless and unarmed.

11:25 PM  
Blogger tmoney404 said...

The Spaniards are the true villans. They used their advantages over the Aztecs unexpectidely, after they used them. Cortez and his men deceived the Aztecs into thinking that Cortez was of a godly stature. While the Aztec people were unprepared, the Spanish bombarded and attacked them.

11:46 PM  
Blogger garrett33 said...

The villain is definatly the Spaniards. The Spaniards are the villain because they killed many people. All the Aztecs did was give them a warm welcome and were friendly to them. Then at a fiesta, the Spaniards killed all of them.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Villain=Spanish. The Spanish attacked the helpless Aztecs When the were celebrating thier arrival. I have to say that was a cheap shot. The Spanish were so far ahead technilogically than the Aztecs that it wasnt even fair. I mean the Aztecs didnt even have guns. How in the world were they suppose to stop the Spanish.

8:21 AM  
Blogger pretty nicky said...

The villians have to be the spaniards because they are the ones that attacked the aztecs. Even though the aztecs knew what was going on this was definatly not a fair match because of differnt technology.The aztecs had no form of weaponry and they were caught off guard while in a ceremony to honor the spaniards which they considered gods.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

The Spaniards are deffinetly the villians in this document. The aztecs thought that the leader, Cortes, was a god and welcomed the spaniards with open arms and even held a fiesta in their honor. The Spaniards then attcked the aztecs when they werent ready and were defensless

4:37 PM  
Blogger Kimi said...

I believe the Spainiard would be the villians in this case. Killing innocent lives isn't exactly a great way to handle your problems. The Spainiards came armed with everything they needed to defeat the Aztecs, while the Aztecs had no defense against them. He absolutley took advantage of the Aztecs by becoming allies with them, then turning around and killing them. NOT cool.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Kyle Galeotti said...

The Spaniards are the villians because they attacked the Aztecs while they were defenceless. The Aztecs did not want to stay with the Spaniards, but the Spaniards didnt have to kill them over it.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Ivie said...

The villians are Cortes's Spainards, because they attacked the Aztecs when they least expected it. They were celabrating the arrival of the spainards, but they still attacked them. It wasn't really fair because the Aztecs didn't have any weapons or anything to defend themselves from the Spainards.

7:49 PM  
Blogger SarahB623 said...

It was completely obvious that Cortes was the villian. But then I saw this "The Sun had treacherously murdered our people" and I am pretty sure that when Cortez arrived, he was on horses and they thought he was a God . .so maybe he was thought to be the Sun God. Or it could be that they blame the Sun for letting all this happen to them, therefore meaning that it was the Sun who was responsible for their deaths. He (whoever they are) is the villian because they had a massacre of murdering people.

8:12 PM  
Blogger redneckyachtclub said...

I would have to say the real villians would be the Spaniards. And trust me, I know villians. I'm in the marching band that has them as part of the show! Have you seen it?

The reason they would be the villian would be because they attacked them while they were unarmed, unaware, and unevenly matched. Especially since the Aztecs were throwing them a party. I don't normally kill people after they threw me a party!

8:41 PM  
Blogger compton88 said...

The spaniards were diffinetly the villian in this document, They gave the aztecs a cheap shot by leading them on about their leader being a god. So it seemed to me like they were pretty much a technologicaly advanced bully.

8:50 PM  
Blogger chris costley said...

im going to have to defend the aztecs onthis one. the fact that he attacked the aztecs while they were celebrating there new spanish "friends".they were compleatly unarmed and suprised

8:54 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I think the Spaniards were the villians in this document, however they were doing what the Sun had commanded them to do; so in a way the Sun was kind of the villian too. I felt bad for all the dancers and people sweeping and carrying water. They were all killed and completely unarmed. The Spaniards just went on a killing craze during their celebration.

9:44 PM  
Blogger AllyPatrick said...

THOSE FLIPPIN SPAINARDS ARE THE VILLIANS! They just played along and told Montezuma they loved him, and they were friends. Well, friends dont kill other friends people. Even when Montezuma saw Cortes killing all these unarmed people, he still did not revolt againt the Spainards. He just asked them why they are doing this. He treated them so nice because he thought they were his Lords. Well, Montezuma just reminds me of a sweet misunderstood man. They took advantage of him!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Supreme Ishness said...

The villian according to this article is the spaniards and conquistadores. They had taken advantage of the Aztec People, taking up a false pretense of being a God, and pillaged the village like pirates and martyrs.

The funny thing about this article is wondering what the Spanish would have thought if they had heard what Cortes had done to bring them the riches and if they would have cared at all.

7:23 AM  
Blogger AP Tsar said...

Great job guys. Typically, the Natives are portrayed as the bad guys but here you see a different perspective. It all depends upon your perspective and who writes the history.

MIA--same group as before plus Carl

TSAR

12:58 PM  
Blogger nickj said...

the spanish are completely the villains in this. they attacked the aztecs at a party in their honor, which is comletely uncalled for. they killed them when they didnt have any weapons or any thing to fight back with. that shows alot of cowardice on spains part.

12:58 PM  
Blogger DOmiNOzpIZZa said...

In this case the Spainards were the villians because Aztecs were having a festival for the "Sun god" and they attacked them while the Aztecs wre harmlessly showing honour to them, with no weapons and in a vurnerable state. They were praising the men and to show thanks they killed the poor people.

2:08 PM  
Blogger christian said...

i believe that the villians are the spaniards because they attacked like cowards when they were unaware and unprepared to fight back. also they went low enough to attack the peasants.

8:52 PM  

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