Dogeaters Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Daisy Avila continuously call for in Scene 16?

2. Who -not at the scene of the assassination - starts crying in Scene 17?

3. In Scene 9, Senator Avila's ghost tells Daisy she must have what?

4. Who does Perlita order to watch Joey in Scene 5?

5. What periodical does Jacob work for?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The world of Manila in Dogeaters is one in which everything and everyone is for sale. In an essay, chart Rainer Fassbinder's experience in the city as an illustration of this. What does Fassbinder buy with his western dollars over the course of the play? Who does he exploit and what does he damage in the process? Discuss how someone like Fassbinder rationalizes this exploitation.

Essay Topic 2

The character of Imelda Marcos in Dogeaters is an amalgamation of the associations held internationally about the historic figure. Write an essay analyzing the character of Imelda Marcos. What image does Imelda want to impart to her people? What narrative does she tell about herself? Discuss how her actions belie the falsehood of her personal narrative.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about the influence of American culture on the Manila of Dogeaters. Discuss individual examples of appropriated American culture in the city. Which characters have taken on American personas? What do you think America represents to the people of the Philippines at this point in its history?

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