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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It is a pity, said their mother, People like those, they make friends with people like us, and they feel it is nice to give us gifts, or the children toys and things. Vicente was earlier than usual that evening. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. In the beginning of the story, I found the mother too trusting. She was going to open her mouth but she glanced at the boy and closed it, and with a look and an inclination of the head, she bade Vicente go up the stairs.

Go upstairs, she said. You are commenting using your WordPress. The little girl went up to the man shyly, put her arms about his estrepla as he crouched to receive her embrace, and kissed him on the cheeks.

When they mganificence reached the upper landing, the woman called down to her son, Son, come up and go to your room. And the man said, I have nothing to do in the evenings, let me help them. And turning to magnificenfe little girl, she said, Come here. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. Once in the shadow, she extended her hand, and without any opposition took away the papers that Vicente was holding magnifience himself.


By and by, in a very short while her mother came down the stairs, holding in her hand a glass of sarsaparilla, Vicente. The woman looked after him, and closed the door. Hush, the mother said. And the third pencil, a jumbo size pencil really, was white, and had been sharpened, and the little girl jumped up and down, and shouted with glee.

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The mother said to the boy, Oscar, finish your lessons. Man with a Camera.

In rages, one kept a collection. We people tend to do things out of our curiosity because it was developed or we had experienced it during our childhood. The little girl looked at her mother, and saw the beloved face transfigured by some sort of glow. Thank him, their mother called.

The story shows how some people, especially today in times of nagnificence, will really do everything for them to be able to live. The story is really about the mother or a mother, in general, and not child molestation.

She looked around at Vicente, interrupting her careful writing to twist around.

Vicente took the girl up lightly in his arms, holding her under the armpits, and held her to sit ewtrella on his lap and he said, still gently, What are your lessons for tomorrow?

They did not fear him because he was always so gentle and kind. The little girl went to her, and the mother knelt down, for she was a tall woman and she said, Turn around. The little boy did as he was told, asking no questions, for indeed he was feeling sleepy already. The man shook his head, and said nothing, but held her on his lap just the same. This site uses cookies. The next evening, he came around again.

[Magnificence] by Estrella Alfon

And they told her, shouting gladly, Magnuficence, for that was his name. 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 magnifcience praise, But their homework. What are you shouting about? Her voice had been like a bell of safety to the little girl. 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.


The praise had made their mother look over them as they stood around listening to the goings-on at the meeting of the neighborhood association, of which their mother was president. Until their mother called from down the stairs.

The clothes that she had taken off the little girl, she bundled into a tight wrenched bunch, which she threw into the kitchen range. And the little boy laughed and scampered away, and then ran back and kissed him anyway. How could she allow him into the house! She had been in the shadow. All through that day, they had aflon very proud in school showing off their brand new pencils. Always also, with the terrible indelibility that one associated with terror, the girl was to remember the touch of that hand on her shoulder, heavy, kneading at her flesh, the woman herself stricken almost dumb, but her eyes eloquent with that angered fire.

At this particular time, it was for pencils. Vicente said to the little boy, Go and ask if you can let me have a glass of water. Other editions – View all Magnificence: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: With her other hand she slapped him on the other side of the face again. At night when the little girl and her brother were bathed in the light of the big alfkn bulb that hung over the big study table in the downstairs hall, the man would knock gently on the door, and come in.