Zita Story

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Rotor‟s Zita, to simply put, is a story about young girl who falls in love with her teacher while he teaches her how be a lady. Zita, the story‟s namesake, comes home to tell her father, Don Eliodoro, about the new teacher who comes to herschool. This event takes place after the speaker narrates the scene where Francisco B. Reteche, the teacher, is taken toAnayat by a fisherman named, Turong. Mr. Reteche is thought to be a strange person by the villagers who have becomeaware of his presence because of an aura of mystery that shrouds him – he chooses to live with Turong than in Don Eliodor‟s house, and he does not give much care about where he stays, as long as he is able to go to school to teach. Going back to the scene where Zita tells her father of her encounter with Mr. Reteche, she makes sure to highlight the moment when the teacher is baffled by Zita‟s name. Though it was not stated why, it is implied that Mr. Reteche istroubled by Zita‟s presence in the class. Don Eliodor then later comments that she should have private lessons with him onhow to be a lady. The first few weeks in Mr. Reteche‟s stay with him, Turong gossips to the others how the newcomer does not sleep, does not eat much, and just sits by the window to brood by himself. Every month, there was a letter in a blue envelope withgold design on its upper left hand corner that came for him. And once, Turong delivered one of the letters to him in school.During that time, the students (including Zita) were asked to write a composition that expressed the things they love most.After collecting their papers, Mr. Reteche recited a very short piece about a moth which Zita thought was a poorly writtencomposition. She was also upset that her composition was not chosen.Despite this, Zita remains interested in the enigma that is Mr. Reteche. At the same time, she continues to learn from him,evident in her taking notes with the difficult vocabulary he speaks with. In the midst of the events that continue to...
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