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Copy of The Virgin
Transcript of Copy of The Virgin
by Kerima Polotan Tuvera
Kerima Polotan Tuvera
•Her 1952 short story, The Virgin, won two first prizes: of the Philippines Free Press Literary Awards and of the Palanca Awards
•She won the Republic Cultural Heritage Award for Literature in 1963 and the City of Manila's Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award
•She wrote a biography of Imelda Marcos in 1970
•Died on August 19, 2011 at the age of 85, after a lingering illness
Dynamic: Ms. Mijares -
she is a virgin who spent
most of her life caring for her mother.
She like to wear ruffled and pastel-colored clothes.
She wants to be loved and to get married.
It is just a normal day for Miss Mijares, a 34 year old woman who works at job placement agency. Thoughts filled her mind and realized to her disappointment that love and marriage have eluded her. Miss Mijares is past her youth, she have spent most of her adult life caring for her mother and putting her niece to school.
A man seeking for a job entered her office and gave his documents. When she returned to her office, she looked at the man’s resume. She assigned the man to work at the woodcraft section and discussed with him his schedule of work and salary. One day, Miss Mijares came by the woodcraft section to check on the workers. She asked Ato, her foreman about the salary of the man and found out that he was only receiving three pesos.
"Love is an unselfish feeling in which everything is shared and sacrificed"
"Live life to the fullest and make the most out of it."
The new hand was absent for a week. . Then they met again and the carpenter spoke to Miss Mijares why he is absent these past few days. And on that moment, he said to Miss Mijares that he has a child but he is not married. And for that, Miss Mijares got mad because of what he said and because he lied to her and furthermore, their lives are her business here.
•Born on December 16, 1925
•She was a renowned and highly respected fictionist, essayist, and journalist
•She graduated from the Far Eastern University Girls' High School
•In 1944, she enrolled in the University of the Philippines School of Nursing, but the Battle of Manila put a halt to her studies
•She taught at the Arellano University in Manila where she had taken up writing courses
Static: The Carpenter -
he applied in the agency where Ms. Mijares worked.
He was the one who fulfill Ms. Mijares desire.
The time setting for the primary action happened on the morning where there a lot applicants applying for the same position. It is the period of 1970’s to the present time. There is no specific season for this story. And the time of the day that the most story focuses on the afternoon until the evening
She flagged a jeep and got in, the carpenter jumped in after. The driver stopped the vehicle and told the passengers that they have to get down because it is how far the jeepney is going. Miss Mijares stepped down and the carpenter confronted her.
The two find themselves stranded on an unknown street in the rain, and Miss Mijares allows herself to be led by her feelings for the carpenter and responds to his invitation.
Man Vs. Himself
MissMijares Vs. Her close mind & heart on the possibilities to have a companion
Man Vs. Circumstances
Miss Mijares Vs. The illness of her mother
Man Vs. Man
Miss Mejaris Vs. The feelings of the carpenter to her
Man Vs. Society
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