Analysis and Background of Authors (Customs of the Tagalog).docx - CONTEXTUAL CONTENT ANALYSIS Juan de Plasencia\u2019s account was written with the motive

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CONTEXTUAL CONTENT ANALYSISCONTRIBUTION TO THE PHILIPPINE HISTORYRELEVANCEAUTHOR’S PERSPECTIVEJuan de Plasencia’s account was written with the motive of providing the King with information regarding the every-day lives of the Tagalogs. He had to provide detailed descriptions and engaging content in order to please the King.Plasencia’s account is mainly descriptive due to the fact that itwas supposed to illustrate the daily lives of the tagaThe Customs of the Tagalogs enabled theexploration of the ancient lives of the people living in central Luzon. The information providedin the text gave vividimagery which allowed for further analysis of the practices of the ancient Tagalogs as well as comparisons with other accounts of succeeding time period and significant events on the Philippine History.It can be inferred that many of the 16th century beliefs and practices are stillpresent and observed today suchas the belief in mythical creatures and other superstitions. Moreover, it affirms that during the pre-Hispanic period, Filipinos already have a government as well as set of beliefs and practices.Furthermore, the barangay still serves as the smallest unit of government in ourcountry today, whichis also lead by barangay captains equivalent to Datus in the past. Several of Plasencia’s perspective on our ancient practices and beliefs were somehow no different to our own point of views. Therewere slight to very little bias incorporated in writing the text due to the nature of Plasencia as an expeditioner on a foreign land; he had to be open minded
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