Magnificence: Short Story and Vicente

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Magnificence's plot follows the traditional pyramid model.  It began by introducing the characters and setting of the story.  It showed how Vicente, the bus conductor relates with the two children by helping them in their studies. Also, he promises the kids to buy them pencils that would make their classmates envy them.  The story now reveals his real intention. He was actually trying to earn the little girls trust and wanted to molest and touch her physically.  Fortunately, the mother came down stairs and caught Vincente's act before he could harm the little girl.  The woman was very much angry and slapped Vicente's face. She asked the little girl to take a bath and chamge her clothes.  She stayed by her daughter's child until she fell asleep.

Vicente - bus conductor
Mother - president of neighborhood association
Daughter and Son

The short story started with a man named Vicente coming to the house of the two children to tutor them with their class works. The family absolutely trust him for they think that this man was always so gentle, so kind, and there was nothing to fear with when his around. The mother and Vicente met in a neighborhood association meeting, where the mother is the president. After the meeting, Vicente told the mother that he is willing to tutor her two children - the boy who is eight years old and the girl who is seven years old. His reasons for this were the smartness of the two children and his vacant time during the evenings for he was a bus conductor. Vicente promised the two children that he would be bringing two pencils for each of them. Vicente has favoritism because he plans to give the girl more by buying her the biggest pencil he can find.  

Two weeks later after his first tutor with the children, he brought along with him the pencils he promised. The next evening, he was earlier than the usual time he goes there to tutor the children. He asked the boy to get a glass of water for him. He was left alone with the girl. The...
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