Ilustrado - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Miguel Syjuco
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Miguel returns to the Bacolod airport after his interview with Crispin’s sister Lena. Miguel thinks about his grandparents’, and particularly his grandfather’s, reaction to Anais’ pregnancy. In Miguel's memory, his grandfather disapproves of his choice to stay with Anais, advising Miguel to be less ‘selfish’ and to abandon Anais in order to preserve the family’s reputation. Miguel does not appear to understand his grandfather’s reasoning, arguing that staying with Anais is the less selfish thing to do.

The third person narrator narrates Miguel's flight from Bacolod back to Manila and his taxi ride from the Manila airport. After accidentally revealing the existence of Crispin’s daughter Dulcinea, Lena refuses to continue the interview. Miguel is forced to leave the house and return to the Bacolod airport. During his flight, he dreams of drowning in flood water. Upon his arrival in...

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