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THE SADNESS COLLECTOR BY MERLINDA BOBIS

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Transcript of THE SADNESS COLLECTOR BY MERLINDA BOBIS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PARENTS AS OFW
ABOUT THE TEXT
It breaks the tradition, where the mother went to Paris to work, making her as the bread winner of the family, while the father although working stayed with Rica.


FIGURES OF SPEECH USED IN THE TEXT
Metaphor:
She likes sadness, it's food.
"Legal" (to be married to another man)

Metonymy:
"She only comes to eat your sadness."
(Sadness=tears).








PHILIPPINE COMMERCIAL
THE SADNESS COLLECTOR BY MERLINDA BOBIS


Albay,Philippines

University of Santo Thomas

Taught literature and English in Philippine Universities

University of Wollongong

Unicef : 3-6 million children are left behind as parents pursue their work abroad.
How does the children of OFW's are affected?

"The absence of parents, creates displacement,disruptions and changes in care-giving arrangement".

Young children view migration as form of "abandonment".

Where abandonment is most felt by the eldest children who assumes responsibility, and it has affected their performance in schools.
THEME: DISPLACEMENT & DIASPORA
CHARACTERS
RICA
RICA'S FATHER
RICA'S MOTHER
BIG LADY
SYMBOLISMS
"Sadness Collector/Bed Time story"

Source of Comfort
Seperating reality from fantasy


She can't take you away from me
Custody

Legal
To be married to someone else



MERLINDA BOBIS
IMAGE OF A MOTHER IN PHILIPPINE HOUSEHOLDS
"A mother is the best person who can look at for the welfare of her children."
"A confused and a disturbed child."
DENIAL ON HIS RESPONSIBILITY.
Comforts Rica; the sadness collector.
Bread- winner of the family
THE END
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