Analysis Of Song Of The Hummingbird

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“Song of the Hummingbird” was written by Graciela Limon . The book is about an Aztec princess Huitzitzilin who talks about what happens to her during the Spanish conquest. Huitzitzilin decided to tell her story to Father Benito who is one of the main characters in the book. At the end of the book, Huitzitzilin dies and Father Benito finally sees the truth through her eyes and her story. The main idea or the lesson that this book is trying to teach a person is that you should not automatically judge a person until you get to know them. The book “Song of the Hummingbird” caused me to have a rollercoaster of emotions and the lesson that I liked the most from this book was that you should give someone a chance before you judge them. The lesson that the book teaches the students is that you need to have the strength and you need fight for what you believe in no matter what the punishments are.
"Song of the Hummingbird" demonstrates strength because Huitzitzilin had the strength to tell Father Benito what actually happened and was not afraid of what the punishments she might have gotten. One quote that shows the strength that Huitzitzilin was when she was telling her story to Father Benito “I was alive, and never again would this happen to me. When I opened my eyes, I realized that I would be free because pain had liberated me” (Limon 64). Huitzitzilin is telling Father Benito how she was able to overcome her obstacles and how she was free from the pain. Even after Father

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