Pre-Colonial Literature: Characters And Characteristics Of Philippine Literature

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HADJISAID, JEHAN L.
STEM11 - 24, Senior High School Department
Polytechnic University of the Philippines

The Philippine literature in different era have specific characteristics: Pre-Colonial period literature characterized based on oral traditions, crude on ideology and phraseology.; Spanish Colonization period literature have the characteristics of having two distinct classification the religious and secular. It introduced Spanish as the medium of communication.; Revolutionary period literature characterized by planted seed of nationalism in Filipinos, language shifted from Spanish to Tagalog, and addressed the masses instead of the "intelligentsia".; American Colonization period literature talks about Filipino Writers imitated English
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Sufficiently genuine, as Rizal meant to reclaim the nation and its kin by uncovering the barbarity, covetousness, mercilessness and obliviousness of the Spanish colonizers, his work mirrored the battles of the Tagalogs being the first to extend such a strong record of living in the 1800s in the Philippines. In like manner, as "Noli Me Tangere" depicts the distinctive parts of picking up freedom, Jose Rizal concentrates on social climbers, damaging force, family commitment, selflessness, and virtue and dependability. One of the notable works of Lualhati Baustista is the novel Dekada ‘70. It is an account of a family got amidst a wild time in Philippine history – the military law years. Amanda and Julian is a photo of a white collar class couple with preservationist belief systems, who must manage bringing up their children, five young men in a period set apart by enthusiasm, dread, agitation and social mayhem. As kin battle to acknowledge the distinctions of their belief systems, as a father confronts the excruciating contradiction of his kids, a mother's affection will end up being the most full in the unfurling of this present family's story, will stir to the necessities of her own self, as she sets out on a trip of disclosure to acknowledge her identity as a spouse, a mother, a lady and a

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