What does legerdemain mean what are the deceptions pertained to by this chapter?
1. another name for sleight of hand. 2. cunning deception or trickery.
Who is Ben ZAYB in El Filibusterismo?
Ben Zayb’s background is not explained. He is currently a journalist who has his own column, called “El Grito de la Integridad”. He writes under the name Ibanez. People often call him “Padre Ybanez” because he looks like a friar, but he denies the resemblance.
What is the role of Quiroga in El Filibusterismo?
Chinaman Quiroga is a successful businessman who is actually quite generous with his wealth. He often gives gifts to people, such as jewels (Chapter 10) and cigars (Chapter 29), and throws dinner parties at the top of his bazaar. He also is known for lending money (Chapter 16) and is friendly to everyone he talks to.
Who is Tano in El Filibusterismo?
Tano – Kabesang Tales’s son, second to Lucia who died in childhood. He was nicknamed “Carolino” after returning from Guardia Civil training in the Carolines. His squad was escorting prisoners through a road that skirted a mountain when they were ambushed by bandits.
What Favour did simoun ask from Quiroga and what’s his reaction about it?
Simoun offers to lower the cost of the bracelets from 9,000 to 7,000 pesos if Chinaman Quiroga does a favor for him: since he can bring anything through customs, Simoun asks him to keep crates of Simoun’s guns in his warehouses, since they can’t fit in Simoun’s house.
What part of speech is the word legerdemain?
LEGERDEMAIN (noun) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary.
How is Cabesang tales presented and portrayed in the story El Fili?
Cabesang Tales starts out as a simple farmer who cares first and foremost about providing for his family. As he gains wealth, however, he shows himself to be quite naïve. His idealism and trust in the system lead him to become cabeza de barangay to help the town.