La Malinche: The Shifting Legacy of a Transcultural Icon

  title={La Malinche: The Shifting Legacy of a Transcultural Icon},
  author={Julee Tate},
  journal={The Latin Americanist},
  pages={81 - 92}
  • J. Tate
  • Published 1 March 2017
  • Art
  • The Latin Americanist
The figure of la Malinche (also known as Malinalli, Malintzin and Doña Marina) is an important and contested icon in Mexican history and cultural expressions. Many texts, including chronicles, novels, essays, plays and poems, have participated in the varied and conflicting constructions of the young indigenous woman who is best known for her roles as Hernán Cortés’s translator and concubine during the conquest of Aztec Mexico. Among other things, she has been portrayed as slave, traitor… 
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