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THE WOMAN WHO HAD TWO NAVES
Transcript of THE WOMAN WHO HAD TWO NAVES
April 29, 2004
Paco, Manila, Philippines
“Quijano de Manila”
National Artist of the Philippines for Literature
Filipino writer, historian and journalist, playwright, biographer and beer drinker.
The Woman Who had Two Navels was published in 1961.
The ever brilliant Joaquin uses the character, Connie, to portray the ill fated Filipina women, who had suffered heavily from the societal effects of World war II.
This novel contained mixtures of hatred, love, anger, insecurities and sufferings that manifest in the realities of life making.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- a woman who indulges and deludes herself as having two belly buttons/navels.
r is a son of a wealthy farm owner. He is the husband of Connie.
Señora Concha La Vidal
is the mother of Connie Escobar and happens to be the rival of her at the same time. Concha de Vidal married at first a poet and then gets divorced and married again another guy who is Connie Escobar’s father
a Handsome boy, a good painter, and an activist she fell in love with and who she married.
HONGKONG of the late 1950s
THE WOMAN WHO HAD TWO NAVELS
A long narrative divided into chapters which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story.
is the embodiment of the Filipino nationalistic bourgeois who were once critical of the theocracy of the Spaniards but became transformed puppets and servants of these colonialists.
is the first person in the story who victimized by the lie that Connie Escobar has two navel. He is the wife of Rita, the younger brother of Father Tony Monson and best friends of the Texiera couple.
Father Tony Monson
is a holy person in the story and seeks to arrange the puzzle, along with his younger brother Pepe Monson, in the mother and daughter relationship, giving much more attention to the daughter Connie Escobar.
is Pepe’s wife and
is a friend.
The longest genre of narrative prose fiction
Types of Novel: Mysteries, Science fiction ,Fantasy, Horror, Thrillers, Romance, Historical
is married to Mary and a band leader in Manila.
wife of Paco
a band leader who is seeking a pianist and singer in Tovarich.
knows all the Filipinos in town and reported to Concha about Connie's death
Home and exile. The choice between good and evil. The paying of old debts and the cost of saving a single soul.