Summer Solstice

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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
Setting – Since the story takes place in the 1850s, women were repressed and felt shut in. Lupeng may seem to be happy in her routine life, but she also feels angry. You can notice this when she states to the children “Hush, hush I implore you! Now look: your father has a headache, and so have I. So be quiet this instant — or no one goes to Grandfather.” It indeed sounds like she feels as though she has a duty that she must carry on but she gets annoyed at her family because of her subdued state of womanhood. Although she tries act horrified when Guido tells of her woman should be adored rather than beneath their husbands, she contemplates and realizes she wants to be the leader of the pack.
External and Internal Conflicts – The stereotypes of masculinity and feminine traits run rampant in the story. Women are supposed to look after their husbands and children while the husbands work and wait for their supper. Not only is this seen in the story but in daily life as well, which makes the story shocking to readers since it is about women wanting to be free. Lupeng shatters the concept of the suppressed woman when she gains control of…...

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