A Book Review In Literature 3 (Luha Ng Buwaya) Amado Vera Hernandez

1471 words - 6 pages

I. INTRODUCTIONKa Amado was born on September 13, 1903 and died at the age of 67. He is the son of Juan Hernandez and Clara Vera. He began molding his brilliance in Gagalangin, Tondo, the Manila High School and at the American Correspondence School where he earned his baccalaureate degree in arts. Art was really his passion and maybe his fate. One proof was his matrimony to Atang de la Rama, the mistress of kundiman singing and sarswela acting. Aside from that, he was a well-renowned essayist, poet and playwright. In fact, he was awarded national artist in literature. He wrote a lot of poems, most of it tackles on human emotion while suffering from oppression. His "Isang Dipang Langit"(A Stretch of Sky) was inspired by his experience in prison and talks the same thing, the unbearable predicament of an individual socially discriminated. He'd worked also as a councilor in Manila and his concern for the people---for the working class grew into strong identification with their struggle for social justice and human rights.As a novelist, he didn't forget to showcase the lifestyle and the culture of a typical Filipino. One of these was his "Luha ng Buwaya"(Crocodile Tears) which had introduced the problems and cancers that Juan de la Cruz in the past and of the present is experiencing. The title itself originated from the European and Asian belief that a crocodile, before attacking its victim, cry first. And so the advent of the cliché "crocodile tears" which meant fictitious grief. The novel although based on real Philippine scenario is considered fiction, a product of the mind. What was just real here were the ideas and the characters portrayed by each of the actors and actresses. I mean, as to what I've stated, the story was set on Philippine context, so every Juan de la Cruz can be Leona or Severo, Andres, Tasyo or Bandong and Pina, Cely or Iska.II.PLOTA. SYNOPSISThe story is about seeking for right, justice and a fight against oppression by the characters who dwell in Sampilong. It focuses on the clashing of ideas between the poor and the elite. Andres, Maestro Bandong, Ba Enten and Mang Tasyo (all belongs to the former) were seeking for change, they wanted to resist against the inhuman treatment of what they described as "Buwayas" in the story-- Donya Leona and Don Severo. Donya Leona, the landlady of the poor farmers acts here as a greedy usurer-- a crocodile in the marshland, selfish and stone-hearted woman. With that, the farmers felt that this should cease and so they started to revolt, but on a slow and silent manner. They extended help to each other, exercising the "bayanihan" spirit through handicraft making and decent hut erection, thus, slowly uplifting their stature and transforming the slums into "Bagong Nayon". But as an evident villain (Leona) does all to stop the ongoing progress of the unfortunates, she claims to own the "Bagong Nayon" stating that it was a land given by the King of Spain to her father. This situation ignited...

Find Another Essay On A Book Review in Literature 3 (Luha ng Buwaya) Amado Vera Hernandez

Nectar in a Sieve Book Review

1467 words - 6 pages Nectar in a Sieve Written in the early 1950s by Kamala Markandaya, Nectar in a Sieve reflects a time of intense turbulence in rapidly developing India. Indian independence from Britain after World War II was flourishing, and India suffered some of the worst, cultural, economic, climatic and social shocks an infant nation has ever witnessed. This fictional tale follows the plight of Indian villagers who battle nature, struggle through poverty

Writing a literature review

1022 words - 4 pages Writing a literature reviewIt is impossible to be dogmatic about the form and content of a litereature review; it depends somewhat on the topic. You do now have to follow my recipe slavishly; intelligent dissent is admired and encouraged.A literature review that is part of a thesis is different from what you are doing as part of coursework: A thesis literature review culminates in research questions and hypotheses on which the research to be


1089 words - 5 pages definitions were used for the purpose of this study: 1. Baby-boomer- population born between 1946 and 1964 2. Generation X- Population born between 1968 and 1979 3. Service providers- Agencies and individuals providing medical care, mental health care and other social support services. Chapter Two Review of Literature A problem that concerns American society is how to deal with mental health issues in a

Globalisation - A literature review

1358 words - 5 pages cultures to be replenished there needed to be an instigation of solid cultural groups that would thus focus on retaining and recapturing the cultural traditional practices and values such as traditional music, dance, drama and traditional oral literature traditions. These groups would thus play quite an extensive and important role in promoting the various cultural traditional of the different ethnic background that are a part of that society. In

Diablo 3 in Review

1470 words - 6 pages The video game company Blizzard, since its debut in 1991, have created a number of PC games to list a few are The Chronicles of Riddick, Ghostbusters, Zombie Wranglers, and their most popular game World of WarCraft. The newest role-playing game in the company’s repertoire is Diablo 3 for the gaming console. The game, created originally for the PC, has undergone modifications in order to be playable on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. How does the

A Book Review

701 words - 3 pages there are no alternatives”.1 Overall I don’t feel that the book adequately gives a feel for the society and time period in such a way that someone would gain an understanding of the people or their ways and very little information that may give someone “alternatives”. There are a few exceptions to this namely the chapters discussing philosophy and politics but the book lacks a consistent vision, goal, or flow. The individual chapters mostly don’t

Parental Involvement in Early Education: A Review of the Literature

2282 words - 10 pages Parental Involvement in Early Education: A Review of the Literature Introduction A child’s first teacher is his or her mother and father. As a parent, involvement in the education process in the early years includes engaging the child through age appropriate games, regular reading, and simply interacting on a daily basis. A child that is engaged in this way are set up to develop into students who succeed academically. Once that child

A literature review on patient transport in Intensive Care units

4856 words - 19 pages available.This article gives a review of the current literature of the intra-hospital transport of critically ill patients. The objectives of this article are to provide the reader with information about the type and incidence of adverse effects, identify the risk factors and assessment tools and discuss the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of transferring such patients for diagnostic or therapeutic interventions within hospital. Furthermore, methods

The Role of HR in Corporate Success: A Literature Review

1247 words - 5 pages Often when someone thinks of their human resource department it is assumed that HR is there is simply to process paperwork and do the things that supervisors and other management don't want to be bothered with. Though, as the authors in this review emphasize, the HR department actually plays a very active role in structuring an organization and leading it on to success. They contend that human resource management is becoming a critical point of

Mental Health: A literature review

769 words - 3 pages Running head: Mental health re-hospitalization 1Mental Health Re-Hospitalization 5Mental Health: A Literature ReviewEastern Michigan UniversityVanessa ThreatsThe topic of my primary research paper is re-hospitalization of the mentally ill. How the management of healthcare professionals, and the identification of risk factors can aid in the reduction of re-hospitalization. I choose this topic because I have a son that suffers with mental illness

What´s a Literature Review?

2186 words - 9 pages Introduction A literature review is a study written by someone on a specific topic by researching relevant literature available and interpreting it (Aveyard, 2010). A research question is developed and by using relevant literature the question is analysed in detail (Aveyard, 2010). The literature review is important because it gives you a shorter version of all relevant literature on the topic chosen, this is so the reader does not have to

Similar Essays

God's Bits Of Wood Book Review Francophone Literature

1408 words - 6 pages , Niakoro, the female elder who has never accepted anything from the west. In her opinion, the conflict between the Bambra and the French is set through language. She said in the book, "I have never heard of a white man who had learned to speak Bambara, or any other language of this country. But you rootless people think only of learning his, while our language dies." She is the first person in the book to make a choice between African and French

Book Review/Contrast Of Keegan's Mask Of Command. 5 Parter (Total Of 21 Pp With Bib And Citations) Orig Attached. Part 3, Review Of Chapter On Wellington

1355 words - 5 pages Operational Command Is Something That Anyone Can Do--an in-depth study of The Mask of CommandPART 3: Wellington* * * "If I had failed, they would have shot me." -Wellington * * *Just as unfortunate was Keegan's summary of Alexander's formula for success, was my outlook on the three remaining leadership sketches I knew I must now read. I hoped for the best as I started the second chapter, Wellington: The Anti-Hero. Although I consider myself a

A Book In Review

2016 words - 9 pages may choose to let people affect their life. Leadership and management as explained by Covey are quite different. The meaning of leadership is the ability to initially understand by utilizing the first habit of being proactive. The example given in the book provided a clear understanding that we must first realize or visualize where we are going or in that case stated what we are building. You cannot create a successful structure without first

Interpersonal Communication Studies. Literature Review Of One Book. Study Related To Emotion And The Eyes

740 words - 3 pages II. Rewiew of LiteratureAccording to "Culture and Facial Expressions of Emotion", by David Matsumoto, people from different cultures express emotions differently. An example of this is demonstrated with a study by Friesen's study in 1972. Friesen studied the spontaneous expressions of Americans and Japanese. This study revieled, that when alone, both cultures expressed similar feelings of disgust, sadness, fear, and anger. However, when