But because his friend was to eager to show his friend reality, he insisted that Lucio must take a vacation in their town. He felt in love with her. He was madly in love. Rosa felt the same towards Lucio.
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He spent his early life in a Bucolic town famed for its writers and artist. He lived with influenced of Spanish culture but was raised and gained consciousness under American culture. A self-starter, he learned typing and stenography in English and Spanish all by himself. Attracted to the English language, he took special courses at the University of the Philippines in , then went to Columbia University for further studies in Literature.
After which, he began to write books of fiction, biography, and philosophy. This was later made into a movie in The Encyclopedia of the Philippines came with a general information and index.
It was published in by Zoilo Galang, a Filipino Novelist. But because his friend was to eager to show his friend reality, he insisted that Lucio must take a vacation in their town. He felt in love with her. He was madly in love. Rosa felt the same towards Lucio. Until the end of summer vacation drew near and they knew they have to be temporarily apart. Lucio has to pursue his dreams, he studied. Known for his intelligence, he became a popular person. He became very busy, but still he misses the company of his dearest loved.
He became sorrowful. Not until Rosa wrote a letter to make him bliss. Then he regained his strength. They have not forgotten the love that empowers both of them.
Until a celebration in merry Town paved way for the lovers to reunite. Lucio was invited to speak in the public. Days, week, and months had passed they were surprise of the news that Rosa will be married not to his fiancee, but to Oscar. But because Lucio was to obedient to his parent, he permitted Rosa to marry Oscar which made both of them sorrowful. It was hard for him though. But he just wanted Rosa to follow her mother. This made Lucio felt a lot more of sorrow.
Back then, the way how people live is being conveyed through the portrayal of the traits of people. They tests their suitors if they are really serious about them. It can also be seen in the stories that politicians, especially rich people use their prowess in order to gain whatever they wanted.
They will do whatever it takes just to acquire what they needed , even though acquiring it through the means of force and harassment. Manipulating people through their power is showed in the novel. Which is very evident until now. Touch of Spanish culture is also shown in the novel. Wherein their traits, even the way they dress is being employed.
Allusion even are present in the story. Couple with the feeling of love and happiness, there is always sorrow. You must learn to sacrifice and be hurt in the thing called LOVE. It also tells us the fact that in the world of politics, politician use there powers in order to conceive what they wanted whatever it takes. Which Don Ismael represents.
Another representation are of Rosa and Lucio. Rosa represents the true nature of a Filipina. A demure, moral and beautiful inside and out. Lucio represents the author, who addicted to books. This made him experience life in a second hand way. In totality, the story conveys the reality that life is a series of challenges.
Life is not all about being happy. This serves as an inspiration to all.
A Child of Sorrow
They were torn between fighting for their love or complying their responsibilities to their parents. Besides, there was Oscar who gave several quakes to their strong ties. Until one night, Oscar raped the beautiful Rosa. She was helpless that time like a gazelle in the teeth of a lion. At the end, Rosa died. He graduated at Pampanga High School and studied law but did not finish it.
Child of Sorrow by Zoilo Galang
A self-starter, he learned typing and stenography in English and Spanish all by himself. Attracted to the English language, he took special courses at the University of the Philippines in , then went to Columbia University for further studies in Literature. He was soon writing books of fiction, biography and philosophy, and his output was prodigious. This was later made into a movie in
A Child of Sorrow by Zoilo Galang
He is credited as one of the pioneering Filipino writers who worked with the English language. He finished studies at the Pampanga High School. He initially worked as a stenographer working in both Spanish and English languages. Galang also pursued studies to pursue a career as a lawyer but there are no records to indicate if he did finish his law studies.
Though, its title suggests its tragic ending, but still I on my part like the simple yet elegant story crafted in this novel by Zoilo Galang. Considering the fact that this is the first Filipino novel written in English, it follows suit that it lacks sophistication. The characterization, plot and setting of the said novel are simple. However, behind this simplicity, it is still a good try and a nice start for the future of novels being the youngest literary genre in the Philippines. The story is very well sequenced. It refrains the use of flashbacks as possible in order to avoid baffling the minds of the readers. Thus, somewhere in the part of the novel, we could somehow surmise and predict the flow of events, which is very typical to a Filipino author.