dogeatersresponse

dogeatersresponse - 8 February 2007 Reading Response #2 Dr....

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8 February 2007 Reading Response #2 Dr. Sun Hee Teresa Lee Americans embedded in Philipines A dominating theme in the novel Dogeaters is the desensitization of the Manila culture of the Philippines by the prevailing American influence. Every piece of their culture involves attempting to replace the Filipino culture with the American culture through mediums of gossip, television, and the radio. These said discourses help to solidify the Americanized culture among the Philipino people. The novel takes place circa 1950, after American conquest had t”aken place. The American imperialist endeavors took place in 1898 when the United States took over the Philipines after the Spaniards. The characters in the novel do not recognize their association with the American culture. They are forced into a calm complacency and accept the new adopted societal norms as normal or almost progressive. The Americans are “modern” a term used often in the novel describing American trends. Is the American influence over the
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 3377 taught by Professor Rivera,joh during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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