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Copy of Urbana at Feliza
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The is about two sisters Urbana and Feliza who exchanges letters about the happening is their lives. Feliza asks advices from Urbana knowing that her sister knows what is the right thing to do. The story talks about etiquette, proper gestures and ways in different situations. Feliza asks advices from Urbana because her sister is studying in Manila, her sister shares her knowledge that she learned in Manila to guide her sister who is in Paombong, Bulacan. Also she reprimands their youngest brother Honesto to not engage in vices, fights, and not to hang out with bad people. The letters exchanged were about normal events from their day to day lives. Until the point where Feliza asks her sister on what she should do about her suitor Amadeo. Feliza has second thoughts about marrying Amadeo. But she pushed through the wedding after Urbana settled her doubts and fears. The last part of Feliza's letter is about their fathers death. Stating that their father wanted Urbana to know he died after he is buried because he doesn't want to make her sad. And the last letter of Urbana says that she will pursue in being a nun.
- Written in Tagalog by a priest famous for his powerful sermons, Urbana at Felisa is an example of the book of conduct that emerged in Europe during the Renaissance.
-Its author used the epistolary style wherein a series of thirty-four letters, members of a family in Paombong, Bulacan gave each other advice on the ideal conduct and behavior expected of a middle-class and Christian family.
-wrote not only of the need to follow the values and norms found in Christian teaching, but as importantly, to observe the proper mode of conduct as one dealt with people in society. The series of correspondences, the duties and responsibilities of married life, touched on various facets of experience that a person underwent from birth to death both in the secular and spiritual realms.
- In retrospect, Urbana at Felisa should be perceived as a text not only meant to regulate conduct and behavior, but as a discourse to contain the moral excesses of the period and affirm basic Christian tenets
Urbana - the eldest sister of Feliza, who studies in Manila, she is the one who always advices. On how should she act on certain occasion, how to properly write a letter, and on love. She mentions in her letter that her sister should be careful and not be gullible. Her name symbolizes "Urbanidad" or good manners in English, because she always warns her sister and tell her to be safe and and her warm personalty.
Feliza - the younger sister of Urbana, who is . She writes to her sisters about her worries and ask advices on how to properly act in her surroundings in college. Also asking advices about love. Her came from the spanish word "Feliz" meaning maligaya.
Honesto - youngest brother of Urbana whom she always advices to stay away from vices and fights.
Urbana at Feliza
Padre Modesto de Castro
This a novel written by Father Modesto de Castro who was born in Biñan, Laguna . He studied at Colegio Real de San Jose.
The whole title of the novel is Pagsusulatan ng Dalawang Binibini na si Urbana at ni Feliza. It tells a story of two sisters who always write to each other.
It is under the genre of Literature and Fiction.