I. Title: MAGNIFICENCE II. Author: Estrella D. Alfon Biography Estrella Alfon was born in San Nicolas, Cebu City on March 27, She went. This is an Analysis of the Short Story Magnificence by Estrella Alfon – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF Magnificence by Estrella D Alfon. At first, I can’t understand how the title fits into the story. The title points out to a main character in the story – the mother. In the beginning of the.

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And for the little girl who he said was very bright and deserved more, ho magnificende get the biggest pencil he could find. But when the girl turned to comply, the mother said, No, tomorrow will do.

[Magnificence] by Estrella Alfon

The mother went to the cowering man, and marched him with a glance out of the circle of light that held the little boy. Fstrella little girl looked at her mother, and saw the beloved face transfigured by some sort of glow. They were all of five centavos each, afon one pencil was not at all what one had ambitions for. We people tend to do things out of our curiosity because it was developed or we had experienced it during our childhood.

Magnigicence retreated down one tread of the stairs with the force of the blow, but the mother followed him. Sometimes it is for little lead toys found in magbificence folded waffles that Japanese confection-makers had such light hands with.

Before the silence and the grimness of her attack he cowered, retreating, until out of his mouth issued something like a whimper. Mother nodded her head and said, if you want to bother yourself. There was no gut feeling that to let Vicente into the house would be trouble.


They both came forward, the little girl and the little boy, and they both made to kiss him but Vicente slapped the boy smartly on his lean hips, and said, Boys do not kiss boys.

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The little girl and her brother would look up at him where they sat at the big table, their eyes bright in the bright light, and watch him come fully into the light, but his voice soft, his manner slow.

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And they told her, shouting gladly, Vicente, for that magniicence his name. As soon as the cool air of the free night touched him, he recovered enough to turn away and run, into the shadows that ate him up. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The eshrella immediately put their lessons down, telling him of the envy of their schoolmates, and would he buy them more please?

Nowadays, many people are like Vicente, they pretend so as to get what they want. The woman looked after him, and closed the door. Their mother saw them with eyes that held pride, and then to partly gloss over the maternal gloating she exhibited, she said to the man, in answer to his praise, But their homework.

The estrela grunted again, and did not pay any further attention.

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Vicente was earlier than usual that evening. Could I blame the mother? It is a common experience of everybody that after having trusted someone, a person would soon lose his or her trust on that person because, in the end, the person betrayed them.


In estrel,a days, the rage was for pencils.

The father grunted, and said, the man probably needed a new job, and was softening his way through to him by going at the children like that. Take them and throw them into the fire. His face was all in sweat, and his eyes looked very strange, and he indicated to her that she must turn around, attend to the homework she was writing.

We people most of the time are like the little girl.

Go upstairs, she said. The story is really about the mother or a mother, in general, and not child molestation. She put the glass of soft drink down on the table, where in the light one could watch the little bubbles go up and down in the dark liquid.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It was there when Vicente volunteered himself to tutor the little kids.

He promises to give them pencils so that they will look forward in seeing him. Her voice had been like a bell of safety to the little girl. Regal Publishing Company- Philippine fiction English – pages. In the story, Vicente was known by a mother of a little boy and a little girl during the meeting of the neighbourhood association.

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