He was torn between doing what is right and what is in his heart. So he became distant and unreachable to Esperanza although he stayed with her and treated her gently. Greed, he thought, was what ruined so many.
Nor was it love in its strictest definition. Reader-response criticism is a school of literary theory that focuses on the reader or "audience" and their experience of a literary work, in contrast to other schools and theories that focus attention primarily on the author or the content and form of the work.
So what one thought as real or present is now nothing but an illusion. However, there are cases wherein the established norms and rules of society are the ones which should prevail. First, it is possible to say that after what society has done to him dehumanized himhe found at peace in his place, and sought no more that illusive dream of yesterday.
His confusion, weakness and unreasonableness are innate flaws of humans. Esperanza stiffened self-consciously, tried to look unaware, and could not. The gravel road narrowed as it slanted up to the house on the hill, whose wide, open porches he could glimpse through the heat-shrivelled tamarinds in the Martinez yard.
She was a believer in the regenerative virtue of institutions, in their power to regulate feeling as well as conduct. They remain loyal to the man in their lives, Alfredo. He has developed the skill in being unaffected and somehow mastered the art of being detached.
A round orange moon, "huge as a winnowing basket," rose lazily into a clear sky, whitening the iron roofs and dimming the lanterns at the windows. She sat in the low hammock and he in a rocking chair and the hours--warm, quiet March hours--sped by.
But now they are a mere illusion of something that cannot be revived. No revelation there; simply the old voice--cool, almost detached from personality, flexible and vibrant, suggesting potentialities of song.
In the darkness the fireflies glimmered, while an errant breeze strayed in from somewhere, bringing elusive, faraway sounds as of voices in a dream. Yet what could he say that would not offend?. Deadstars by Paz Marquez Benitez on Feminist Criticism.
Topics: Seed, Theme - The short story “Dead Stars” by Paz Marquez Benitez is conveying the theme that pertains to forbidden love. It says that forbidden love is only apparent, and its banes haunt the person until such time that he realizes his faults.
Analysis: Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez 1. A Story of “WhatIf” inPaz Marquez Benitez’s “DeadStars” Rey-an cwiextraction.comula IV-Achievers 2. The moral/intellectual critical approach is concerned with content and values. "Dead Stars" is actually a short story written by Paz Marquez Benitez inwhich ushered in an era of Philippine writing in English.
The story is mainly about three people: Esperanza, Alfredo Salazar, and Julia Salas/5. Jan 06, · Dead Stars by Paz Marquez-Benitez Alfredo Salazar was betrothed to Esperanza, his girlfriend for four years. The start of their relationship was relatively “warm”, with Alfredo wooing Esperanza like a man in dire lovesickness.
DEAD STARS by Paz Marquez Benitez. Photo courtesy of NASA. THROUGH the open window the air-steeped outdoors passed into his room, quietly enveloping him, stealing into his very thought. A Feminist Reading of Paz Marquez-Benitez's "Dead Stars" Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz Tori1 Moi ends her account of feminist theory: IWel can draw one important conclusion.
There is no specific femi- nist literary criticism if by this one understands some soit of method or approach which should be inherently and exclusively feminist.Deadstars by paz marquez benitez on feminist criticism