IMAGES OF FILIPINO WOMEN IN SELECTED SHORT STORIES

Topics: Woman, Filipino women writers, Marriage Pages: 7 (1721 words) Published: August 24, 2014
In Partial Fulfillment for the requirement in English 11:

Philippine Literature

IMAGES OF FILIPINO WOMEN IN SELECTED SHORT STORIES

Presented to:
Dr. Ruel Bonganciso

Presented by:
Nicah Claire C. Faur
Jona Joyce Azucena
II – 1 BSE- ENGLISH

A.Y 2014 - 2015

“IMAGES OF FILIPINO WOMEN IN SELECTED SHORT STORIES”
Title: Dead Stars
By: Paz Marquez Benitez
Female Characters:
Esperanza – engaged for four years and then became the wife of Alfredo Salazar. She is a homely woman, literal-minded and intensely acquisitive. She is one of those fortunate women who have the gift of uniformly beauty.

Julia Salas – the woman Alfredo fell in love with and the sister-in-law of Judge Del Valle. She is the other girl of Alfredo Salazar who remains single in her entire life. Julia Salas is a smart girl in a way that she just let go after she knew that Alfredo is engaged to Esperanza.

Carmen – Carmen is the sister of Alfredo Salazar and the daughter of Don Julian. She is sensitive to what others might feel and she care towards Esperanza. She also has this “wide” understanding.

Donna Adelia – sister of Julia Salas, she is small and plump but a pretty woman with a complexion of a baby with an expression of a cow.

Brigida Samuy – she is the illusive woman whose Alfredo is looking for.

Title: The Small Key
By: Paz Latorena
Female Characters:

Soledad – (also Choleng) a woman who’s on her pass twenties. She is the second wife of Pedro. She is curious and discontented on what she knows about his husband’s past marriage. She worries that those things she found in the trunk owned by his husband will destroy their relationship, and so she still managed to burn all those things.

Tia Maria – she is the housemaid of Pedro and Soledad.
She also helped Pedro in taking care of his wife Soledad when Soledad was not feeling well. Title: Harvest
By: Loreto Paras – Sulit
Female Characters:

Miss Francia – She is a tall woman having a voice too deep and throaty. She is not exactly very young or very beautiful but there is something disquieting in the unsymmetry of her features and the mole on her face just above her lips tinged her whole face with a strange loveliness. Vidal and Fabian have feelings for her. She mold figures out of clay.

Tinay – she is the wife of Fabian. An obedient wife and a loving mother to her child.

Milia – She is the lady Fabian wanted to be marry to his brother Vidal. Milia’s family owns a lot of carabaos.

Trining – she is the child of Fabian and Tinay, who have white skin as those of the rice grains and her nose is high-bridged. A girl who respects her parents.

Title: Zita and the man in Her Life
By: Arturo B. Rotor
Female Characters:
Zita – She is the daughter of Don Eleodoro, a simple and a sweet daughter. She has feelings for Mr. Reteche but as what she’s not expecting, fate didn’t cooperate to her feelings. She knew little things about how a lady should act and display her physiques.

Title: Wedding Dance
By: Amador T. Daguio
Female Characters:

Lumnay – she is the first wife of Awiyao. She love Awiyao so much that she let go of Awiyao after knowing that they can’t bear a child. Lumnay is sweet and patient that she even visited during Awiyao’s wedding ceremony. She’s not selfish and she looks not only on the side of her own story but also on those people she love. Madulimay – she is the present wife of Awiyao. Madulimay is also an understanding person, because she never hurt Lumnay. She also loves Awiyao so much that she will forget everything but never Awiyao.

Title: How my Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife
By: Manuel Arguilla
Female characters:

Maria – A tall, lovely girl. She is an urban girl whom Leon loves so much. In return, she also loves Leon that she didn’t bother even if Leon is staying in a rural area with Carabaos and muds.

Title: Love in a Cornhusk
By: Aida Rivera Ford
Female Characters:

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