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My Father Goes To Court
Transcript of My Father Goes To Court
My Father Goes To Court
by: Carlos Bulosan
Carlos Sampayan Bulosan
There was a young narrator describing his family who lived in a town with a rich neighbor. This family's children often goes out to play along with each other and always find themselves laughing while the rich man's children are always kept inside the house. The family often hang and stand beside the rich man's window to see whatever they are up to. They always unintentionally smell the rich aroma of those foods their neighbor's maids are cooking.
Mahatma de Leon
Born: November 2, 1911
Birth Place: Pangasinan, Philippines
Died: September 11, 1956
Cause of Death:
an English-language Filipino novelist and poet who spent most of his life in the United States
His best-known work is the semi-autobiographical America is in the Heart
The Laughter of My Father
The Cry and the Dedication
My Father's Tragedy
The Romance of Magno Rubio
rich man's children
Plot of the
in the city
As time went on, the rich man's children became thin and anemic, while the young narrator's family grew even more robust and full of life. Their faces were bright and rosy while the others were pale and sad. Soon, the rich man started to cough and his wife began too. Then their children started to cough, one after the other. Until one day, the rich man suddenly closed their windows after seeing the young narrator's siblings; healthy and full of life.
One morning a policeman from the presidencia came to the young narrator's house. The rich man had filed a complaint against them stating that they've been stealing the spirit of their wealth and food. The day came for the two families to face the trial in the court. The rich man had a lawyer while the young narrator's father stood by his decision to not hire any.
The trial began by the rich man's lawyer started to ask annoying questions to the father. After answering, the father requested to bring the complainant's children to the stand and began to ask almost the same questions he answered. After being somehow proven guilty by the lawyer and the rich man's children, the father agreed to pay the crime they committed.
The father agreed to pay the crime they committed. He walked over to where his children were sitting and took his straw hat and began filling it up with centavo pieces. With the permission from the judge, he strode into the other room with the hat full of coins in his hand while the doors of both rooms were wide open. The sweet tinkle of the coins carried beautifully in the courtroom. All the people heard the sound. He talked to the rich man and said: "That's the spirit of money, you are paid". The rich man fell to the floor as the father stands the case to dismissed.
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