ISBN: Imprint/Category: Anvil Classics Tag: dekada. Product ID: About the Book; Book Details. Description. Distributed by Megastrat Inc. Dekada '70 (Dekada ' Ang Orihinal at Kumpletong Edisyon), translated into English as "The 's", is a Filipino novel written by Lualhati Bautista. The book . Dekada '70 book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Definitely a political novel. More than the individual story of a moth.
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The friend of Jules whom Amanda had become the fondest of was Doming. Doming stayed with their family for quite a while, because he was recuperating from an injury.
The family became close to the young man because, among other things, he reminded them of their son Jules. But, it was all too late when they realized that Doming was an operative of the government all this time. He exposed Jules.
His friendship was all a front. Jules was subsequently sent to prison. Possibly the most successful of the children was Isagani, their second child. With Jules becoming a rebel, they became more careful with how they handled Isagani, or Gani, as they fondly called him. Gani, however, quickly became the goat of the family because he had made the simplest mistake of getting a girl, his girlfriend Evelyn, pregnant. Naturally, being a Catholic country, the parents insisted on marriage.
Alas, their lives were nothing but hollow imitations of couples in love, without enough of the very essence that keeps two people together. Their separation was inevitable; Gani never lived the shame down. Ironically, it was the third Bartolome offspring that provided himself with the most secure future.
Emmanuel lived the same life as his elder brothers, but knew that the extreme left and the extreme right had no place in society.
He called for peaceful evolution, change in the form of expression. There is no good pay for a writer.
He was also the opposite of Emmanuel. While Emmanuel was studious and hardworking, Jason was a typical teenager. He joined rallies to make noise, not express a message. He was a constant failure in school, albeit his problems were self-inflicted. How did his wife, Amanda, respond?
She rolled her eyes, but she kept quiet. She discerned that to contest this would be futile. She was a woman molded in a society that conformed to this belief. Ni hindi niya tinanong kung gusto ko nga ba maghubad. Kailangan sakin mismo manggaling ang natitirang pamproteksiyon sa dignidad ko.
Puwede bang magpatay muna tayo ng ilaw? Basta ng matapos na siya, natulog na siya. Naghilik na siya. I had to be the one to protect what little dignity I had. He just slept when he was done. He snored. Nawala na ko pagktapos nyon.
Sa proseso nito, walang nag-abalang magtanong kung ano na kaya ang mga kaangkinan ko naman. In the span of twenty-seven years of being a wife I never grew as a person.
I gave birth and became a mother then nothing.
I stopped there. I was lost after that. In the process, nobody asked me what I have achieved. Even I, I do not know what I am aside from a wife and a mother.
Taga-abot ng tsinelas mo, taga-timpla ng kape mo! Sa kagaganon, nawala tuloy ako, naging walang klaseng tao ko! Habang panahong nanay na lang! Habang panahong asawa mo lang!
Pinaghubad pag gusto, ginanon kung kelan mo gusto! Napaiyak na ko… Bakit hindi pag gusto ko?
Being that person, I lost myself, I became nothing! Forever just a mother! Forever just a wife! Stripping when you tell me to, being fucked only when you want to!
I started to cry… why not when I want to?
These are the thoughts, the experiences of Amanda, wife of Julian, a mother of 5 boys, a Filipina. This shows the suffering of a typical woman experienced in our country back then and still even in a lot of homes today, she is expected to become a housewife, nothing more.
She is boxed, her growth as an individual stunted, she is not given a chance.