- Feb 2023
I am Cuauhtémoc
Throughout the poem, Joaquin embodies various historical figures from Mexican history, including Cuauhtémoc (the last emperor of Tenochtitlan), Miguel Hidalgo (the father of Mexican Independence), Jose Maria Morelos (military leader during the Mexican War of Independence), Vicente Guerrero (2nd president of Mexico), Benito Juárez (26th president of Mexico), Pancho Villa (General in the Mexican Revolution which overthrew Porfirio Diaz), and Emiliano Zapata (key leader in the Mexican Revolution). All of these people are shown to care deeply about their people and their country, and their lives and deaths are seen as important parts of the story of Mexico and its path to independence and freedom.
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Cuauhtemoc https://www.britannica.com/biography/Miguel-Hidalgo-y-Costilla https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jose-Maria-Morelos https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vicente-Guerrero https://www.britannica.com/biography/Benito-Juarez https://www.britannica.com/biography/Pancho-Villa-Mexican-revolutionary https://www.britannica.com/biography/Emiliano-Zapata