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LIT 13 Penmanship
Transcript of LIT 13 Penmanship
Dalisay Jr., Jose Y. Penmanship and Other Stories. Mandaluyong Metro Manila: Cacho Publishing House, c1995
The Best of Barfly. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, c1997
He is in love with his pen and his penmanship and the art of writing. It is through entering the enchanting world of pen and paper that he is able to face the complexities of reality like fiery emotions (love) with strength and confidence. He could feel "a twinge of sorrow" every time he mails a letter because he had voluntarily given away a part of himself. Nora She is a FOIL of the Penman Besides being “young” in contrast to his being “old”, is blind, and is therefore, a whole different world from his own one of being able to see and appreciate the beauty of one’s handwriting. Also, Nora has learned to accept a major change in her life-becoming blind after a fatal accident. Nora is strong, even though the fact that she is blind, she can work like the normal person and she wants to be treated as normal worker by doing her work efficiently. The Penman Norah The Line “Never felt heavier in his hand, but he could not even tell if he could call her ‘dear’.” The penman’s love for the story “Araby” “He tried to impress upon them the nuances of Joyce’s play with light and shadow.” Main character’s Parker Vacumatic fountain pen Symbol of the main character's unwillingness to accept change Nora Symbol of change Nora's cigarettes Symbol of the present stealing from the future It made the old man kind of jealous (because the old man has special feeling towards Nora and Nora wrote a personal letter to another guy which gave the old man bitter feeling. “Nora’s” letter to Mark Symbol of Nora's independence.She demonstrates that she is no longer to be pitied, that she is better off than he. Confident that the ruse will work, she says, "I know he'll think it was mine." The derailed lives of the penman and Nora are once again set in motion, synthesis achieved. Nora sending money to Mark THE END