Summer Solstice Essay

1549 Words Oct 25th, 2014 7 Pages
SUMMER SOLSTICE
Setting:
The main events in the story happened in the Moretas residence and at their townsmini plaza and those happened during the night.
Characterization:
* Donya Lupeng Moreta- long-married woman with three children * Don Paeng Moreta- the highly moral husband of Donya Lupeng * Guido- young cousin to the Moretas who studied in Spain * Amada- the family cook and Entoy's wife * Entoy- the family driver
Plot:
The story happened during the St. John's Day, Doña Lupeng finds Amada in a state of madness and ecstasy after the latter attended the local ritual of Tadtarin , where the womendance and invoke the spirit to empower them. And then they went to the house of their. * Setting and Conflicts
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* Themes and Symbolism
Main Theme: St. John’s and Tatarin Festivals – The St. John’s festival is about men and their fertility, which seems quite vulgar to Lupeng and makes her start to realize how she wishes women could be seen in the same way. The Tatarin festival is the exact opposite, showing women as leaders of fertility since they carry children. This festival is the last trigger to make Lupeng feel as though she is stronger than a man and deserves adoration.

MAY DAY EVE
CHARACTERS:
Anastacia
Agueda
Agueda’s daughter
Don Badoy Montiya
Voltaire – the grandson THEME: * Life is always full of regret, for we always realize what we have when it is gone. * Love was blinded and it turned into hatred * Love cannot be based on passion alone.
CONFLICT:
External conflict, Man vs. Man.
We can see that Agueda and Badoy after having a bad married life with each other, used to regret the past that they’ve been together and it is revealed with their hatred for each other and how Agueda used to describe the devil to her granddaughter as if it was Badoy and same way as Badoy describing the witch in the mirror to his grandson as if it was Agueda.

LITERARY MOVEMENT:
GOTHIC FICTION with REALISM
The story happened in the year of 1847 and it has a little blend of horror and fiction because of the superstitious belief of fortune telling as well as the devil

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