Critical Analysis of Philippine Literature
Geyluv (1991): Honorio Bartolome De Dios
Geyluv is a story about two men with a different sexual orientation. Benjie, a gay man falls in love with his close straight friend mike. Benjie confessed his love for mike then follows a flashback on how they met and became friends. The story is written in a style involving the queer theory due to the fact that the story involves the thoughts and insights of a Heterosexual Man to a Homosexual Man and vice versa. It sheds light to the feelings and what goes on in their minds as they interact with one another. It tells about what these two people think of each other and their relationship with one another. The story is somewhat complex in the structural aspect because the story features constant change in perspective, meaning it changes to the point of view of mike to the side of benjie and vice versa. Such style is evident throughout the story. The story started with a situation which will be followed by a flashback about how the two people met, how they got close, then slowly working back to the current setting and locale of the story then proceeds to the resolution of the story this sequence usually have a problem of being too complex to be used without having logical problems with the organization of the storyline and tends to put the story to a chaotic disarray. But this is not true in this story as it gives the situation then sheds light to the predicament by the flashback. It gives the story an interesting flow and prevents it from being monotonous and cliché then as usual it goes back to the standard flow which gives the resolution in the end. The story is also like a dialogue of their innermost thoughts just like reading letters from both of them, it has a subtle conversational feel even though they did not engage in an actual dialogue in most parts of the story, they had and exchange of thoughts based on what is happening in the storyline. It shows how they react to...
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