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Copy of How My Brother Brought Home A Wife

Philippine Literature - Short Story
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on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of Copy of How My Brother Brought Home A Wife

Short Story Analysis How my brother Leon brought home a wife The Ilocano Author Manuel Estabillo Arguilla Barrio Nagrebcan, Bauang, La Union
Member then Pres. of UP Writer's Club
Editor of UP Literary Apprentice
BA in Education, 1933
Professor, University of Manila
Editor, Welfare Advocate until 1943
Guerilla intelligence unit, 1941
Imprisoned, August 1944
Executed, October 1944 at age 33 The Characters Who are in it? (Image source: Ilocania, 2004) How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife (And Other Short Stories)
Philippine Book Guild, 1940
1st prize for short stories in English (1st Commonwealth literary contest, 1940) Francisco Arcellana
(Philippine Herald) ..a very keen sense of smell as you will see from the stories in this book, and he has himself told me: It is not eyes with me, Franz, as you think it is; rather, it is nose, it is smell--not sight; it is scent, odor first, and then the form and the shape of things afterward.. (panitikan, 2005) (Viloria, 2007) ...whenever he was working on a story, he usually woke up at one or two o'clock every morning and when he would sit in the darkness and keep still and think of the story he was writing and somehow the writing of the story came easily afterward... (Viloria, 2007) ...Just how do you feel about your writing? Don't you feel that in spite of everything you will be writing the rest of your days that you cannot give it up, that you must keep on writing every day of your life? That is how I feel, he said... (Viloria, 2007) Other stories:
Midsummer
Morning in Nagrebcan
Ato
Heat
A Son Is Born
The Strongest Man The Plot What happens? Where does it happen? Major: Baldo: the younger brother
Leon/Noel: the husband/older brother
Maria: the wife from Manila
Labang: the bull Minor: Ca Celin
Father
Mother
Aurelia The Setting country side (rural)
post colonial / American country side Philippines Introduction What seems to be the problem? The Conflict/Resolution Theme Memorable
Lines So what? City life
versus
Country side life
Family
Acceptance
True love . . . she was fragrant like a morning when papayas are in bloom . . .
. . . because her teeth were very white, her eyes were so full of laughter, and there was the small dimple high up on her right cheek . . .
. . . her voice flowed into his like a gentle stream meeting a stronger one . . .
. . . she is very beautiful, Father . . . difference between living in the city and living in the province
most people in provinces go to cities hoping for opportunities
with true love, nothing is impossible (^_^)
you would do anything and everything just to be with him or her even if it entails risks and changes Truth About Life . . . the sun was in our eyes . . . sky was wide and deep and very blue above us . . . to the southwest flamed huge masses of clouds . . . before us the fields swam in a golden haze through which floated big purple and red and yellow bubbles when I looked at the sinking sun. . . Rising action Falling action Conclusion Leon and Maria are met by Baldo Acceptance or difference
in way of life Climax on the way,
worrying
about
meeting
Father arriving at
the house Baldo and
Father talk Leon and Maria
talk to Father THE end :)
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