At first, I can’t understand how the title fits into the story. The title points out to a main character in the story – the mother. In the beginning of the. Free Essay: MAGNIFICENCE by Estrella Alfon There was nothing to fear, for the man was always so gentle, so kind. At night when the little girl. A Freudian Psychological Literary Analysis By: Patrick Mercado The story “ Magnificence”, written by Estrella Alfon, portrays a family who has.

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But Vicente had jumped up apfon soon as the little girl had jumped from his lap. And the little boy laughed and scampered away, and then ran back and kissed him anyway.

In the s, her short story, “Fairy Tale for the City”, was condemned by the Catholic League of the Philippines as being “obscene”.

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And the little girl turned to the paper on the table where she had been writing with the jumbo pencil, and she told him that that was her lesson but it was easy. It was not always that he came. An Interview with Luisa A. Alfon July 18, — December 28, was a well-known prolific Filipina author who wrote in English. The father grunted, and alfom, the man probably needed a new job, and was softening his way through to him by going at the children like that.

And this observation their mother said to their father, who magnificece eating his evening meal between paragraphs of the book on masonry rites that he was reading. The praise had made their mother look over them as they stood around listening to the goings-on at the meeting of the neighborhood association, of which their mother was president.

Take also the pencils, said the mother to the watching newly bathed, newly changed child. Their mother saw them with eyes that held magnficence, and then to partly gloss over the maternal gloating she exhibited, she said to the man, in answer to his praise, But their homework. She had been in the shadow.


[Magnificence] by Estrella Alfon

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Go upstairs, she said. The mother kept coming into the light, and when Vicente made as if to move away into the shadow, she said, very low, but very heavily, Do not move. By and by, in a very short while her mother came down the stairs, holding in her hand a glass of sarsaparilla, Vicente.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here She could write about mahnificence ordinary and make it extraordinary.

You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. At this particular time, it was for pencils. The clothes that she had taken off the little girl, she bundled into a tight wrenched bunch, which she threw into the kitchen range.

There was a pause. The story shows how some people, especially today in times of poverty, will really do everything for them to be able to live. I feel so much more fulfilled because I had magnificsnce early gift.

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How could she allow him into the house! Then go ahead and write, and Maginficence will watch you. Vicente had brought the pencils he had promised them.

Her mother presided over the bath the little girl took, scrubbed her, and soaped her, and then wiped her gently all over and changed her into new akfon that smelt of the clean fresh smell of clothes that had hung in the light of the sun. Nowadays, many people are like Vicente, they pretend so as to get what they want. There was magmificence gut feeling magnificcence to let Vicente into the house would be trouble. The Japanese bazaars promoted a rage for those. And for the little girl who he said was very bright and deserved more, ho would get the biggest pencil he could find.

The girl jumped out of the lap of Vicente innocently because she felt something strange around Vicente. Languages Cebuano Nederlands Tagalog Edit links. His face was all in sweat, and his eyes looked very strange, and he indicated to her that she must turn around, attend to the homework she was writing. Because of continued poor health, she could manage only an A.

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Estrella Alfon writes about everyday life, magnificenxe she captures the details in this dazzling, intense light. Her youngest daughter, was a stewardess for Saudi Arabian Airlines, and was part of the Flight crew on August 19,when an in-flight fire forced the aircraft to land in Riyadh.

The woman looked after him, and closed the door. You extrella commenting using your Facebook account. The man said nothing, for she said nothing either. I was just hooked. She was a member of the U. Take them and throw them into the fire. Their mother said, Oh stop it, what will you do with so many pencils, you can only write with one at a time. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Unlike other writers of her time, she did not come from the intelligentsia. You are commenting using your Facebook account. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The mother kept coming into the light…she said, very low, but very heavily, Do not move.

All through that day, they had been very proud in school showing off their brand new pencils. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The impression is that although she shares the sentiments of her neighbors, she is still a distinct personality who detaches herself from the magnificwnce in order to understand it better.

They were both very tall for their age, and their legs were the long gangly legs of fine spirited colts.

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