Midsummer: Beauty and Girl
Along with what the characteristics of the characters, the setting and the development of the story suggest, we can pretty (omit pretty) well conceive what Arguilla was tries to draw a picture out of this story; The peak of the youthfulness blooms under the stimulus of counterparts’ beauty and the energy. The two young (characters), surely in the summit of their age, as green as the leaves shining under the sun’s rays, radiant with liveliness and vitality, and tickled with the curiosity to what is unknown to one, finally reached its glamour to the fullest from discovering what is inside. After all, finding one in full blossom allowed from knowing the counterpart’s secret of beauty leads to their peak of beauty just like Midsummer.
The boy looked idle or rather unoccupied, driving the cart of the cow as his due for his labour, at the beginning of the story. But sooner or later, after he spotted the beauty of the girl, he glowed with the ardor that led him to follow the path the girl disappeared into, and his thirst for the girl only piled up after witnessing the wetted bosom of her. He became