"I Am a Filipino" is often considered a manifesto for the Filipinos' dream of freedom from colonial rule. It is the most famous literary work of Carlos P. Romulo and was published in August of 1941 in the Philippines Herald.
"I Am a Filipino" is an essay that underlines the burning desire of the Filipinos for independence. It starts with a quick walk through the history of the nation and culminates with a paragraph that states "I am a Filipino born to freedom." Romulo mentions that the Philippines is a child resulting from the marriage of the East and the West and deserves to take a proud stand in the world. His call for freedom is born from the rights of the Filipinos to be proud of their inheritance and he announces that he will not find peace until the dream of freedom is achieved for his people. Romulo was a Filpino statesman, diplomat, author and journalist who served under eight Philippine presidents and was the country's representative to the United States and the United Nations. "I Am a Filipino" is often chosen by students for elocution contests and is one of the most famous nationalist manifestos in the world.Learn More
"How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization" is a nonfiction book by Franklin Foer. The premise of the book states the international game of soccer can be used as a lens for understanding the impact of globalization on contemporary life and politics.Full Answer >
The main characters of the biographical book "Cheaper by the Dozen" are Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, two industrial engineers and "efficiency experts" who had twelve children together. Eleven of the twelve children are characters in the novel: Anne, Ernestine, Frank, Jr., Bill, Lillian, Martha, Jack, Jane, Fred, Bob and Dan.Full Answer >
Biographies are less formal than many types of writing, but nevertheless should be well-written and engaging to audiences and include interesting information that makes readers want to learn more about the biographer. Biographies should contain some of the same basic information, such as an introduction, achievements in a certain sphere (such as in a sport for accomplished athletes or professional achievements) and a conclusion. There is room for biographies to express personal experiences and show individuality and creativity, but nevertheless biographies should be succinct, to the point and free from grammatical errors.Full Answer >
Perhaps the prime example of irony in Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" is that the prize is anything but good; rather, the "winner" ends up dying. The idea that a small town would make such an event an annual tradition shows the depths to which superstition takes humanity. While the premise is not necessarily realistic, it is based on enough truths about human nature to resonate as a powerful tale.Full Answer >