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Scent Of Apples By Bienvenido Santos

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Michael Stilwell

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About the Author
Bienvenido N. Santos
"Scent Of Apples"
Bienvenido N. Santos
Celestino Fabia: Fellow filipino who owns an apple farm. Has been away from the Philippines for over 20 years.
Ruth: Celestino's wife
described as worn out, tired looking
The title its self is a symbol of how immigrants from the Philippines took low paying jobs in American. Such as being a agricultural worker who works on farms or fields. The scent of apples reflects this as the workers smell the fruit.
Scent of Apples
The shorty story "Scent Of Apples" is one out of many small pieces of personal events that Santos has experienced. This piece focuses on the main theme of immigrant blues and how Philippine americans fell left out of American cultural and how they miss being part of the cultural in the Philippines.
Michael Stilwell & Jennifer Moreno
Scent Of Apples By
Bienvenido N. Santos

Birthplace:Tondo,Manila Philippines
Born on March 22, 1911 & died on January 7, 1996
Another symbol reflecting the title of the short story would be the sense of exile and loneliness.
The character Fabio feels dis attached to the cultural ties in the Philippines. The scent of apples reminds him of the country he has been away from for so long.
About the Author
Time Era
World War II & Japanese Occupation of the Philippines
About the Author

Other Works
The Day the Dancers Came: Selected Prose
The Praying Man: A Novel
What the Hell for You Left Your Heart in San Francisco: A Novel
"How many times did lonely mind take unpleasant detours away from the familiar winding lanes towards home for fear of this, the remembered hurt, the long lost youth, the grim shadows of the years; how many times indeed, only the exile knows."(Santos).
At the age of sixteen Satnos attend the University of the Philippines.
1941: Santos arrived to the United States under a scholarship at the University of Illinois.
1945-1946 : Studied under a Language and literary Theorist I.A. Richards at Harvard University.
1946: Returned to the Philippines and became a professor at Legazpi College but today it is called Aquinas University
Santos stories are influenced by the events he witnessed and real life experiences that he has had. In addition he writes about immigration blues and the being of a Filipino american and the struggles it brings.
Right after the attack on pearl harbor Japan attacked and occupied the Philippines for over three years. During this time Santos worked under the Philippine government giving lectures about Philippine resistance. Shortly after the war Santos wrote the story called "The Volcano".
Time Era
Martial law in the Philippines
September 21, 1972
During this time the president of the Philippines issued Martial Law suspending the civil rights of Filipino citizens and adding military authority to the country.The martial law was passed to stop rebellions and to promote national development.
Works cited
Works Cited
World War II & Japanese Occupation of the Philippines
Martial law in the Philippines
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