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Copy of How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife
Transcript of Copy of How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife
How My Brother Leon Brought
Home a Wife
Manuel E. Arguilla
Born: June 17, 1911 in Nagrebcan, Buang, La Union.
was an Ilocano writer in English, patriot, and martyr.
is the 4th son of Crisanto Arguilla a farmer and Margarita Estabillo a potter.
finished his elementary school in his hometown and high school in San Fernando.
He is also an athlete where he became champion in swimming events he joined.
Entered the University of the Philippines where he joined the writers club and later became the president and editor of the UP Literary Apprentice.
Finished BS Education in 1933.
He married Lydia Villanueva , another talented writer in English, and they lived in Ermita, Manila.
He became a creative writing teacher at the University of Manila and later worked at the Bureau of Public Welfare as managing editor of the bureau's publication Welfare Advocate until 1943.
He was later appointed to the Board of Censors.
He secretly organized a guerrilla intelligence unit against the Japanese.
He was captured by the Japanese in 1944 and was imprisoned in Fort Santiago together with his family. His family was later freed but Manuel was sentenced to death.
In October 1944, he was captured, tortured and executed by the Japanese army at Fort Santiago at the age of 33.
Have you heard about a provinciano whose girlfriend is from the city?
How do you think this man present his loved one to his family in a barrio whose culture and traditions are different from hers?
- Leon's younger brother, also the narrator of this story. (obedient, innocent and naive boy.)
- The one who brought home a wife. (responsible, caring, gentle, and a loving husband)
- Born in the city, the wife of Leon.(beautiful, supportive, creative and a loving wife)
(The mildest-tempered and gentlest man) and
of Leon and Baldo.
- Leon and Baldo’s younger sister.
- The hardworking carabao.
- Caretela driver.
In the story, Leon arrived with his wife, Maria in the rural meeting Leon's brother, Baldo for the first time. They took a surprising route home for Leon, but it was meant as a test for the wife to see if she could endure the sacrifices she made and meet her new family.
The entire story serves as a test for the wife. Each test was to show whether the woman could indeed live with strangers all for love in which the main characters learn that though there are sacrifices it is worth it in the end. He even begins to think about getting himself a wife eventually. This helps to show the story and how it developed. He notices through all the tests the woman though afraid will preserve through the trials in order to be happy with Leon at his home.
The fact that the rural is different from the city can be somewhat discouraging the closer they get to the home, but Maria still manages to overcome any trials. The wife admits to having some fear, but also shows clearly it did not stop her.
Nagrebcan, Bauang La Union
Respect and accept one's life.
Meeting your special someone to your family is the right thing to do.
"She stepped down to the Carretela of Ca Celin with a quick, delicate grace. She look lovely, she was tall. She looked up to my brother with a smile, and her forehead was level with his mouth". It goes when Leon introduced Maria as his wife to his younger brother, Baldo whose thinking deeply if father will like Maria. He’s thinking if Maria can survive or will fit in the life in barrio or rural areas than urban city where she grew up.
Baldo cross the threshold of his father and ask him about Maria. After wards the door opened and Leon and Maria came in. Baldo looked to Maria so lovely and went out to watered Labang which his father told him. It reflects that loves makes Maria and Leon to go forward and forward whatever struggles come will be be ignore to them. They portrays that accepting one's life and one may have to sacrifice a small part of one's life in order to be happy.
Leon already brought home Maria as his wife. He introduced Maria's as his wife to his family and especially to his father hoping they will accept and liked Maria for him.
Maria passed the test or challenges despite of her personality. She proved that she will fight for what she believed is right, it doesn't matter if the world told her that it's wrong. She surpassed the trial given to her proving that she is worth it for Leon as his wife.
They took the dry bed of Waig as substitute of passing Camino Real and it was the wish of the father to go by Waig. They were trying to test Maria's characteristics, her attitude, her looks, how she talks, and the way she handle the situation.
Point of View
First Person Point of View
Man Vs. Society
- in which the rock symbolizes struggles, difficult, full of obstacles or problems on an adventure towards reaching once destination.
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.”
We should respect and accept one's life.
Social status is not a hindrance if you truly love each other.
One may have to sacrifice small part of his/her life in order to have a happy life.
someone or something that is very frightening, cruel, or difficult to deal with.
Difinition of terms:
food brought up into the mouth by a ruminating animal from its first stomach to be chewed again.
to fasten or catch temporarily with or as if with a loop or hook.
a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull.
a lock of hair growing just above the forehead.
The story takes place in a farm where people would usually ride in a carabao.