“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.(Matthew 23:15)
- 1. Fray Botod
- 2. • Fray Botod introduces the stereotypical Spanish friar who uses religion as a tool for oppressing others.• It is told through a dialog between a Filipino and his liberal Spanish friend.
- 3. Fray Botod• is not his proper name nor his real name.• prefers to be called “Botod”, which means big-bellied, rather than his given name, Ano.• is from Aragon, son of unknown parents.• was raised by a muleteer.
- 4. • Entered the convent of the Augustinian Fathers.• Sent to the Philippines at the age of 21.
- 5. His wholefigure was afaithful copy ofSancho Panza.
- 6. • He was said to be more gluttonous than Heliogabalus.• He was described as a well-fed pig who eats, drinks, sleeps and think of nothing else but to satisfy his carnal appetite in their various manifestations.
- 7. • The canding-canding, she-kids and “students” of the friar, are compared to the Oriental dancers in India.
- 8. How the Father performs his duties asparish priestHow Fr. Botod entertains and celebrates thefeast of the towns patron saintHow he does businessHow a friar punishes