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How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife

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Joy Alelou Dela Pena

on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife

Autobiography of Manuel E. Arguilla
He was an
writer And he is known for his short history “How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife” which won first prize in the
Commonwealth Literary
contest in

He studied at
University of the Philippines
where he finished
BS Education
Arguilla secretly organized a
guerrilla intelligence unit
against the Japanese.

October 1944
at the age of
, he was captured, tortured and executed by the Japanese army at
Fort Santiago
Manuel Estabillo Arguilla (1911-1944) was born on
June 17, 1911
Negrebcan, Bauang, La Union
to parents
Crisanto Arguilla
, a farmer and
Margarita Estabillo
a potter.

He married
Lydia Villanueva
, another talented writer in English.
Manuel E. Arguilla
How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife
The one who narrated the story and younger brother of Leon.
He is obedient, innocent and naive boy.
Leon (Or Noel)
The older brother of Baldo who brought home a wife.
He was a responsible, gentle, and a loving husband.
She was born and grew up in a big city and she is the wife of Leon.
She was beautiful, supportive, creative and a loving wife.
The bull who brought the wife and Leon to the home.
Baldo consider as his pet. A hardworking “pet”.
The one who instructed Baldo on what he will do while he is on the road with Leon and Maria.
The mildest and gentlest man.
The setting of the story was in Nagrebcan, Leon’s hometown that this story takes place in a farm where people would usually ride in a carabao. The place was in La Union, Province.
The conflict in the story is all about MAN VS. HIS ENVIRONMENT. Because Leon was worried about what others would say about Maria. It’s hard for him to know if the people around him will have positive or negative impressions to Maria and most of all if the people in Nagrebcan can accept Maria as the wife of Leon.
The inciting action was when “Maria stepped down from Carretela of Ca Celin with a quick delicate grace. She look lovely and tall. She looked up to Leon with a smile, and her forehead was on level with his mouth.
La Union, its name which means “the union” or “the united” in Spanish.
Poro Point lies Northwest of Luzon within San Fernando City in the province of La Union.
Poro Point Lighthouse is 8 meters (27 ft.) high, its tower made up of concrete tower which consists a gallery but it has no lantern.

• One may have to sacrifice small part of his/her life in order to have a happy life.

• Meeting your special someone to your family is the right thing to do.
• Social status is not a hindrance if you truly love each other.
• We should respect and accept one's life.
First Corinthians 12:4-8 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

The rising action was when they took the dry bed of Waig as a substitute of passing the Camino Real and it was the wish of there father to go by Waig.

The intense parts of the story are the challenges of Maria encountered. One of the good examples is when Maria tested if she will become irritated or not of she holds Labang. Also, when she rides on a cart because she wear a high heels, and she chose to passed by Waig instead of Camino Real. Lastly, when Maria and Leon sang together the song “Sky Sown of Stars” and when Leon asked her if she missed her city because Maria decided to live or star a new life with Leon in province.
The falling action came when Leon was searching for their father and her mother told them that his leg is bothering him again. The conclusion was when Baldo cross the threshold of his father and ask him about Maria. Afterwards the door eopened and Leon and Maria came in. Baldo looked to Maria so lovely and went out to watered Labang which his father told him.
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