Chapter%2047%20of%20the%20Noli%20Me%20Tangere[1] - Chapter...

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Chapter 47 of the Noli Me Tangere, The Two Señoras, speaks of the tale of Doña Consolacion and Doña Victorina Espadaña and their encounter one fateful afternoon. In this chapter, Doña Consolacion mocks Doña Espadaña and her crippled husband, Don Tiburcio, which soon later evolves into a heated exchange of status insults and physical threats. As the story ends, Doña Espadaña mandates her cousin, Linares, to challenge the Alperez to a duel in order to restore their family’s honor, then after leaves along with her husband for Manila, in order to (as Doña Espadaña says) meet the Captain-General. The Crude Manners In this chapter, readers could see a crude exchange of derogatory remarks, all of which border on the bad attributes related to the characters involved when it comes to societal involvement. Rizal, in writing this, was highly accurate in depicting a common scenario in the Philippines. This discourse of sorts where people bring into mind societal concerns instead of personal merit is commonplace activity in the country. “Babae ka ni…” , “Pinapakain ka lang ni…”, “Kung wala si… hindi ka…” are the some of the most common lines that you would hear. It was as if these people had lives of their own rather they had lives off other people.
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If history would be blamed for the emergence of this kind of activity, it would probably be a plausible idea based on the fact that years of colonization have forcibly taught a considerable majority of Filipinos to defend their own and attack another’s dignity using their social conditions. Being considered as the lowest of the lower classes, the Indios were not left with much personal dignity or merit that they could effectively use as foundations for their stance in society. Even as of this decade, a lot of people still enact the same tactics, and sadly, most of these people still are the modern-day Indios – the poor classes of the country. This is something we could not hold against them though. The environment that our poor brothers have grown up
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