- Slides: 14
Lope De Vega Jennifer Kirk, Tatiana Herrera, Jonathan Couch
Three Passions �Women �Religion �Spain
Women �Married Twice �At least 16 children �Some biographical sketches arrange his life by the women he was with, rather than by years or his achievement.
Religion �Took holy orders in 1614 �Elected judge by the Spanish Inquisition � 1622 Pope Urban VIII made him a member of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and an honorary doctor of theology
Spain �His devotion to Spain led him to fight in two battles �He dedicated many of his plays to historical event that took place in Spain �Fuente Ovejuna subplot was dedicated to King Ferdinand Isabella
Fuente Ovejuna �Published 1619 �Based on actual historical events �Fuente Ovejuna is the village where it took place � Located in Cordoba � Events happened in 1476
Plot �In the village of Fuenta Ovejuna, there is a corrupt Comendador. In this village, the Comendador is very ruthless and corrupt in his treatment of the villagers. Some of the abuses that he commits include the rape of women both married and non married. The villagers rise up and kill both the Comendador and his men. When news of this event reaches the King and Queen, they send a judge to the village to torture and find out who was behind the killing of the Comendador. The villagers only reply Fuente Ovejuna, the name of their village.
Plot Cont… �After the judge reports back to King Ferdinand Queen Isabella, the villagers are granted clemency.
Fuente Ovejuna's Themes �Examines Social Classes �Political Philosophy
Examine Social Classes �Frondoso defies the law and sticks up for Laurencia in the woods against the Comendador. �During the Comendadors return from war he is showered with gifts because of his social power
Political Philosphy �Comendador using his rank to rape and pillage the people of Fuente Ovejuna �Comendador is speaking to the Maestre about what he feel is owed to him.
Relevance to Renaissance �Class relevance �Self exploration
Class Relevance �P. 2786 �Lines 20 -24
Self Exploration �P. 2792