Please answer the following questions. Make sure the response is at least 7 pages and no longer than 8 pages long in total. Please make sure there is a clear thesis as well as a conclusion for each question. Attempt to make the response somewhat chronological as well. Also, please do not use any outside or online sources/material and only use the files/sources that are provided. Cite using MLA format.
(Life is a Dream)
1. Provide a very short summary of the plot (no more than half a page).
2. Tell me what the salient themes in this literary work are.
3. Analyze two or three of these themes and explain how they reflect the culture, values, politics, social and economic structures of early modern Spain. You are using these texts as primary sources. Therefore, your use of them should answer the question: What do they tell you about the history of Spain?
4. Place these works within a specific historical context
(Use Spanish Society/any other provided sources)
What happened to Spain in the early seventeenth century? Was there a decline? What was the nature of the decline? What were the causes of the collapse of Spain? Knowing what you do about the reforms of the catholic Monarchs, why did Spain almost disintegrate in 1640? Illustrate your points with specific examples from sources. Think critically.