The Influence of Love Letters on Filipinos0001

The Influence of Love Letters on Filipinos0001 - Dr. Sun...

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Dr. Sun Hee Teresa Lee . D V + r.{~ve Letlers F"'-~ on Filipinos r . "1 In Dogeaters, signs·and various discourses including TV, gossip, and radio programs bombard the Philippines' world. The Filipinos create a reality within the constraints of the ..-. . -- <\ variou~idiscourses that i~perfiCial arid underlie~ reality. To put into Jean Baudrillard's \ .. -~-/- ~ termin~logy,,be Filipino's ideas exist partly in the "simulacrum" or, "semiotics extended from ? ).,\~ , it can no longer be said to be a copy" (Cain, 1732). In other words, the pervasive discourses )f ~ ('" conveyed about identity and roles within society. The popular serial radio show, Love Letters is f\~J an extremely powerful discourse in the novel to convey ideas of national identities specifically \\V!:~,/ I l~\i among lower class citizens. The ideas expressed within the show exhibit underlying themes of \ \d- power struggles among classes and a reinforcing theme of the proletariat overcoming the servant ~_~ _ w _ .• _~ _ o~t. The dominant themes in the serial are reinforc~~ery episode and the governmen~ ~. controls the media tenaciously. Any opposition to the government's views are quelled and/ ~ ~ censored by the Special Squadron urban Warfare Unit. landowner
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