The young blond man at the dinner party wrote this in a book he is writing (Colonial Studies. This comes from the last paragraph of Chp.3, which starts with a bit of humor, probably as a way to soften the serious dialogue but also reaffirms the notion that foreigners in a position of power view the “indio” as second class citizens. 108 more words
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From the time Philippine history was introduced as a subject, Katipunan’s Andres Bonifacio was portrayed as an uneducated, hot headed, and poor commoner who had enough of the Spanish abuse, reason why he went at arms with them (prematurely) in 1896. 696 more words
Akala ng ilan ay namatay si Maria Clara sa biglaang pagkawala ni Ibarra. Hindi nila alam na siya ay nagsawa sa buhay na kung saan ang sistema ay may kanser at ang mga kababaihan ay walang karapatan kundi ang magsabi ng “oo” sa lahat ng iuutos ng kalalakihan. 176 more words
"A people's prosperity or misery lay in direct proportion to its freedoms or its inhibitions and, along the same lines, of the sacrifice or selfishness of its ancestors."
At a dinner party, Ibarra was asked what made the greatest impression on him while he was traveling in Europe. His response:
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Frankly, the surprising thing about these peoples, when you set aside everyone’s national pride…before visiting a country, I tried to study its history, its Exodus, so to speak, and in the end I found they all followed a common course.