By Koichi Hagimoto
In 1898, either Cuba and the Philippines accomplished their independence from Spain after which instantly grew to become pursuits people expansionism. This ebook offers a comparative research of late-nineteenth-century literature and historical past in Cuba and the Philippines, targeting the writings of José Martí and José Rizal to bare shared anti-imperial struggles.
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Sleep has lasted for centuries, but one day the lightning bolt struck and, as it brought destruction, infused life. Since then, new tendencies are stirring the spirits, and these tendencies, although divided today, will someday be united, led by God. God has not failed other peoples and will not fail ours, for His cause is the cause of liberty. ¿No veis cómo todo despierta? El sueño duró siglos, pero un día cayó el rayo, y el rayo, al destruir, llamó la vida; desde entonces nuevas tendencias trabajan los espíritus, y estas tendencias, hoy separadas, se reunirán un día guiadas por Dios.
E. freedom): Because I desire your good health, which is ours, and because I seek the best treatment for you, I will do with you what the ancients did with their sick: to expose them on the steps of their temple so that everyone who came to invoke the divinity might perhaps propose a remedy. And to this end, I will strive to reproduce your present condition faithfully, without prejudice. Anticolonial Melodramas ● 27 Deseando tu salud que es la nuestra, y buscando el mejor tratamiento, haré contigo lo que con sus enfermos los antiguos: exponíanlos en las gradas del templo, para que cada persona que viniese de invocar á la Divinidad les propusiese un remedio.
As the narrator depicts the scene, [he] grabbed her by the hair, she grabbed him by the goatee and another part of his body . . He gave a shout, released her, and asked her forgiveness. la cogió del cabello, ella á él de la perilla y de otra parte del cuerpo . . el cabo dió un grito, soltóla pidióle perdón. (218) Anticolonial Melodramas ● 39 Doña Consolación’s failed attempt to learn Spanish frustrates her husband’s agenda to “educate” her. That she is unable to articulate the term “Filipinas” not only reﬂects the colonizer’s inability to teach the language correctly, but it also leads him to recognize his own ignorance.
Between Empires: Martí, Rizal, and the Intercolonial Alliance by Koichi Hagimoto