Read F. Sionil Jose’s short story “The God Stealer” published in 1959, and consider these questions while reading:
1. From whose perspective is this story narrated?
2. What does the story reveal about the relationship between Sam and Philip?
Now write about how you think concepts and concerns of cultural appropriation and Orientalism might apply to this short story. Moreover, what other elements of the story do you find interesting, and why?