• 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.
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.
• Entered the convent of the Augustinian Fathers.• Sent to the Philippines at the age of 21.
His wholefigure was afaithful copy ofSancho Panza.
• 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.
• The canding-canding, she-kids and “students” of the friar, are compared to the Oriental dancers in India.
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