Jethro Bodoso At an age of 17 years old, for me studies should be one of my number one priorities. When I got achievements in the field of academics, I really felt great happiness, fulfillment and contentment.
Carmen doubted the news, blaming that she, herself perhaps drove her own husband to death. She had been paranoid on putting the torn bits of papers back together. Meanwhile at a super club, an unanticipated Spanish song played that reminded Carmen the memories of her deceased husband.
Her body strung out, trying to restrain herself to perceive the unwanted melody. Until then, she finally hears no more. Her own parents became strangers to her, and finally she handed the note she wrote on a paper, hoping they would realize what was wrong with them.
The narration then, goes to the chronicle of how it all took place. Antonio Samson was born in Cabugawan, Rosales and as he left the town, the boy that he once was, was later on vanquished by his father. When he mentioned this to his father later that afternoon, he was dragged to the sled and horsewhipped, and his father was never repentant to that brutal punishment.
Years afterwards when Tony had understood why his father did that to him. He had always avoided talking about his imprisoned father, and conceals this truth on saying that both his parents were dead to secure his image in the University.
After six years, coming back from America, Tony visited his father. Tony told his father as the first man to know that he is finally getting married to Carmen Villa. During the meal, the discussion happened to stir an argument between the siblings regarding the salvation and pride as Tony spoke about his upcoming wedding.
He became weary to entertain the subject, so he just left the table. Once again, Emy and the caverns of the past were inevitably brought up in the conversation. Bert told him the repugnant news about her that she is not teaching but goes out alone, unmarried but has a child.
Tony messaged Larry Bitfogel, his roommate in America when he was still studying at Harvard, updating his friend of how Manila still wears a starched uniform of poverty. He invites Larry to liven up the place. Finally, Antonio Samson gets to meet Dean Lopez. The dean induced Tony to fortify the Ilocano power and chase away the interlopers, the politicians.
Tony was not quite sure he was in a pious agreement. His true benefactor, the dean, summoned him in an elite organization of the Ilocanos, Socrates Club.
Tony often wondered why Carmen had accepted him at all, for the fact that she is a Villa, and he is just from a poor family. One time in Washington, they talked about his reason of attending college, which is to find out if he was made of same stern stuff like his father, but Carmen is not a person who interests to entertain his aspirations so he just kept his story in him.
Carmen told Tony that they had to get married as soon as possible for she presumes a baby in her. Villa is palpable of expecting Tony to well-off. That afternoon, Tony was surprised by his lover as she parked at the churchyard.
And just like that, they were wedded.
He arranged a bridal suite as a wedding present for his favorite daughter. In the room, nostalgia lashed Tony as he glanced out the window; worrying about Emy and thinking how it was with Rosales. But his reminiscence faded then, as he had awoken to the reality that he is now with Carmen.
She acted like a perfect bride, demanding love, yet Tony felt the delirious thrill he once had when he was still admiring to own Carmen seemed to have hastily faded away.
Tony felt the sorrow has riled him as he realized his freedom is now at the wills of the Villas. He called the dean a plagiarist and damned him for talking insolently of his grace and scholarship.THE PRETENDERS by F.
Sionil Jose In this paper, I will attempt to reveal the real meaning of “THE PRETENDERS”, a novel written by an excellent writer, F. Sionil Jose. I will do that by showing three possible themes of this novel. Francisco Sionil José's book entitled "The Pretenders" is his most popular novel, which is the story of one man's alienation from his poor background and the decadence of his wife's wealthy family.
This is a novel that primarily talks about the class struggles that a person maybe experiencing in her/his life.
Please can you give me the novel analysis of Sionil Jose's MASS. The summary of it, setting, plot, theme, characters and summary of each chapter. Thanks a lot! in advnace. Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin What I mean is, the ill feelings of one social group for another—of urbanites for country folk, of women for men, of Democrats for Republicans, of blacks for whites, of Jews for gentiles—used to be expressed publicly in a much lower key than they are today.
Prof. Yankah’s snarling at whites as untrustworthy hypocrites is an illustration of this. Aug 16, · Before reviewing the novel, The Pretenders (i.e. in light of my own experience in Ermita town and other parts of the Philippines and planet Earth), allow me to share a little about the author, F.
Sionil Jose, and his background. First of all, in , F. Sionil Jose won the Pablo Neruda Centennial Award for Literature.