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Title: Dead Stars
Author: Born in 1894 in Lucena City, Quezon. Marquez - Benítez authored the first Filipino modern English language short story, Dead Stars, published in the Philippine Herald in 1925. Born into the prominent Marquez family of Quezon province, she was among the first generation of Filipino people trained in the American education system which used English as the medium of instruction. She graduated high school in Tayabas High School now, Quezon National High School and college from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1912. "Marquez"Benitez. She was a member of the first freshman class of the University of the Philippines, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1912.
Two years after graduation, she married UP College of Education Dean Francisco Benítez with whom she had four children.
Márquez-Benítez later became a teacher at the University of the Philippines, who taught short-story writing and had become an influential figure to many Filipino writers in the English language, such as Loreto Paras-Sulit, Paz M. Latorena Arturo Belleza Rotor,Bienvenido N. Santos and Francisco Arcellana. The annually held Paz Marquez-Benitez Lectures in the Philippines honors her memory by focusing on the contribution of Filipino women writers to Philippine Literature in the English language.

Settings: A place near in Binondo during the American occupation.
Characterization:
Julia Salas – a single, not very beautiful woman, slender. Esperanza – engage with Alfredo, elegant & beautiful woman. Alfredo Salazar – a man who fall for Julia in just six weeks.
Plot Analysis:
A. Exposition
The Literary Device used is Flashback and the story is descriptive.
B. Conflict
It is really a painful experience if you loved someone while you are engaged with another woman.
C. Climax
The confrontation of Esperanza to Alfredo is realistic and straight forward pointing out the things that made her feel uncomfortable.
D. Denouement

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