How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife

Topics: Manila, Philippines, Fiction Pages: 2 (306 words) Published: June 10, 2013
How my brother Leon brought home a wife

Author:
MANUEL ESTABILLO ARGUILLA
* Born: June 17, 1911 in Nagrebcan, Buang, La Union
* was an Ilocano writer in English, patriot, and martyr
* is the 4th son of Crisanto Arguilla a farmer and Margarita Estabillo a potter * finished his elementary school in his hometown and high school in San Fernando * He is also an athlete where he became champion in swimming events he joined * entered the University of the Philippines where he joined the writers club and later became the president and editor of the UP Literary Apprentice * finished Education in 1933

* he married Lydia Villanueva , a fellow artist and writer and lived in Ermita, Manila * He was captured by the Japanese in 1944 and was imprisoned in Fort Santiago together with his family. His family was later freed but Manuel was sentenced to death. * He was executed on October 1944 at the age of 33.

B. Time and Milieu: during 1940

C. Definition of Terms:
Short Story: is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format.

D. Vocabulary:

* Ca -> title given in respect to somebody who is older
* Carretela -> horse-drawn vehicle / carriage
* Camino Real -> the main road
* Lacay -> an Ilocano title of respect to an elderly man
* Cud -> a wad of something chewable as tobacco
* Daintily -> in a delicate manner
* Glistened -> a sparkling, lustrous shine
* Hitch -> to fasten or catch temporarily with or as if with a loop or hook

II. STORY PROPER:

A. Setting: Nagrebcan - a rural place

B. Characters:
Baldo - younger brother of Leon, fetched Leon and Maria from the road to Nagrebcan Leon (or Noel) - older brother of Baldo who studied in Manila where he met his wife Maria - the beautiful and stunning wife of Leon from Manila

Labang - the bull that Baldo considers as his “pet”
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