Ilustrado - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Miguel Syjuco
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The chapter begins with an excerpt from Marcel Avellaneda’s blog. This excerpt describes the current political situation in the Philippines, outlining various incidents of political corruption. This post is followed by commentary from blog visitors. Then, a quote from Miguel’s biography in progress describes Crispin’s life as the son of a politically active family, relying on an account from Autoplagiarist.

Among excerpts from Crispin’s works of fiction, Miguel reflects on his childhood and adolescence in his first person narration. After the few years spent in Vancouver after the death of Miguel’s parents, Miguel’s family returns to the Philippines for Miguel’s uncle’s funeral.

This internal narration is followed by Miguel’s interview with Crispin’s sister, Lena. She laments Crispin’s autobiography, claiming that it misrepresents the Salvador family. During this interview, a maid fans the two...

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