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Two Letters: Urbana & Feliza
Transcript of Two Letters: Urbana & Feliza
Urbana – The eldest of the sisters; studied in Manila.
Feliza – Younger sister of Urbana; the one who takes care of the house.
Honesto – Youngest of the three.
"The glance is natural magic. The mysterious communication established across a house between two entire strangers, moves all the springs of wonder. The communication by the glance is in the greatest part not subject to the control of the will. It is the bodily symbol of identity with nature. We look into the eyes to know if this other form is another self, and the eyes will not lie, but make a faithful confession what inhabitant is there."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Modesto de Castro
The main purpose of the author in writing this story was to teach people on how to follow the Christian way of living. To teach people tips on how to avoid and prevent temptations according to the Bible.
Urbana at Feliza
Tremendously popular from the 19th-century to the first half of the 20th-century.The story relates the importance of purity and ideal virtues that married people should practice and enrich.
Modesto de Castro
Modesto de Castro, a Catholic priest and moralist, a writer and an orator is hardly known today although in his generation he was one of the highly respected and honored native members of the clergy.
Early 19th Century- Beginning of 20th Century
A native of Biñan, Laguna
He studied at Real Colegio de San Jose in Manila under the administration of the Jesuits.
His first assignment was at the Manila Cathedral, then to Naic, Cavite. He was an excellent orator, eloquent preacher, and a prolific writer in Tagalog.
He is known for his ability to write political sermon which were eventually publicisized .
Most critics called him “King of Prose”
Prepared by: Rafaela Casandra R. Dantes
n. a literary medium distinguished from poetry especially by its greater irregularity & variety of rhythm and its closer correspondence to the patterns of everyday speech. Written in paragraph form, expressed in ordinary form, to the intellect, & to convince.
is an analytic or interpretative literary composition usually dealing with its subject from a limited or personal point of view.
On the Public Office &
at the Banquet
Among his well know works are the following:
Urban & Feliza (1864)- book of golden rules , good manners, and right conduct.
Placticas Doctrinales (1855)- reprinted four times in 1877, 1907, 1905, and 1938
Novena of St. Isidro
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Lumbera, B. & Lumbera, C. 2005. Philippine Literatue: A History and Anthropology. Mandaluyong City; Anvil Publishing, Inc.