Who Were The Intended Audience For Marco Polo's Narrative?

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1) What are Marco Polo's general impressions of the Chinese city of Hangchow/Hangzhou, notwithstanding the cross-cultural misconceptions and historical inaccuracies in his account? Macro Polo makes Hangchow look perfect in many sorts of ways. He refers to it, basically as a Heaven on Earth. Referring to its magnificence as the finest and noblest in the world. He describes the people as very noble, caring, smart and down to earth; they live with no hassles and look to create none. The city is full of luxuries such as palaces and hot springs . The many parties described, aren’t the way of another. The streets are smartly paved with stone and one side is left unpaved for animal transportation. The city as a whole is very systematic and organized; the people are not allowed to leave the house at unlawful…show more content…
The population is determined as peoples names are written on their doors. They worship idols and cremate the dead with things cut out from parchment that will help them in the afterlife. 2) Who were the intended audience for Marco Polo's narrative? The intended audience for Marco Polo’s narrative is an audience that finds things interesting, an audience that is gullible and has a big imagination. This is due to the exaggerated detail that is emphasized in the text, such as 12,000 bridges of stone which have 10 guards per bridge, 3000 hot baths where 100 people can bathe at a time. For the imaginative audience, the text describes 100 different parties, and the palaces and mansions around the lake. The audience that finds points interesting would look at the way of life of the people themselves, the system and rules they had in

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