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scent of apples
Transcript of scent of apples
- He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Philippines where he first studied creative writing under Paz Marquez Benitez.
- In 1941, Santos was a government pensionado (scholar) to the United States at the University of Illinois, Columbia University, and Harvard University.
-During World War II, he served with the Philippine government in exile under President Manuel L. Quezon in Washington, D.C., together with the playwright Severino Montano and Philippine National Artist Jose Garcia Villa. Scent of Apples Melancholic Scent of apples- exile, loneliness, and isolation
Blur painting- preservation of Filipino women
winter- observer of hope BIENVENIDO SANTOS -Santos received honorary doctorate degrees in Humanities and Letters from the University of the Philippines, and Bicol University (Legazpi City, Albay) in 1981.
-He was also a Professor of Creative Writing and Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Wichita State University from 1973 to 1982, at which time the University awarded him an honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters.
-After his retirement, Santos became Visiting Writer and Artist at De La Salle University in Manila; the University honored Santos by renaming its Creative Writing Center after him. A Filipino-American fictionist, poet and nonfiction writer Filipino Young Man
-who went to Kalamazoo, America for conference, wherein he had answered questions about Filipino and American Women Celestino Fabia
-a Filipino Farmer who lives in America together with his family
-He was the one who asked about the Filipino women
- He invited the Filipino young man to his home
-remembered his long lost youth Ruth Fabia
- wife of Celestino Fabia
- took care of Celestino when he was sick even though she was pregnant Roger Fabia
- son of Celestino and Ruth
-admired the Filipino young man (First class Filipino) The story happened in Kalamazoo and it was on October. The main setting was in Fabia's place, wherein Celestino invited the Filipino young man to come by and eat dinner. Point of View Theme Symbolism Plot First Person POV. The reader is inside the character's skin and experiences everything as though the reader were the character. to be an immigrant is to live amongst the "scent of apples," something not as present in the homeland, yet strangely reminding of it. Exposition: The filipino young man went to Kalamazoo on October when the war was still on to attend a conference . On the same night he met another Filipino – Celestino Fabia, a farmer. Mr. Santos was surprised to see a man who travelled really long just to hear him talk. In the course of the discussion, the man asked how the Filipino women of today were different from the stereotype he was familiar with. The filipino young man replied that although they differ in the exterior, both women of different eras bear the heart and soul of a modest Filipina. Mr. Fabia was pleased.
Rising Action: After the lecture, Mr. Fabia told Mr. Santos about his farm and his family and invited him over to his house, repeatedly saying that his wife, Ruth, will be pleased to meet “a first class Filipino”. He also told him about his son, Roger, with pride.
Conflict: Mr. Fabia picked Mr. Santos up the next day and during the course of what seemed to be an endless journey to the distant farm, the filipino young man became aware of Mr. Fabia’s life in the Philippines. He was a spoiled brat and the black sheep of the family. He lived in an old Visayan town where there are no apples. But there are coconut trees and roosters cooing early in the morning, and there was his family. Falling Action: They finally arrived in the farm, the fragrance of apples diffusing all over the place. Mr. Santos noticed how Ruth’s hospitality and kind-heartedness was almost Filipino and how adorable Roger really was. In their humble home, he also found a picture of an anonymous Filipina wearing a traditional costume.
Resolution: He said farewell to the family and Mr. Fabia took him back to the hotel. He offered to send news to his family when he got back to the Philippines but Mr. Fabia refused, saying that they might have already forgotten him. They shook each other’s hand and said goodbye. Values -be nationalistic
-preserve the positive traits of
- External: Man VS. Society
Internal: the fear of no longer
belonging to a culture the idea of home is not a place where
he was born and grew up, but where he
is at present.