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The Philippines is a nation that is constantly living with the specter of colonization. As a class, discuss what aspects of the society reflected in Dogeaters can be traced back to its colonial past. How is Filipinos' national image affected by this past?

Joey is an essentially selfish person, but by the end of the play he has become a valuable force for the common good. How does this role get hoist upon him? How does he react to the duty? At the end of the play, is he any more accepting of this duty?

Discuss the idea of commoditization in the play. How are individual characters turned into commodities? Do other characters commoditize them, or is it a systemic act? What does this say about the value of human life in Marcos-era Manila?

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos modeled their public image on that of the Kennedys...

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