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May Day Eve By: Nick Joaquin

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May Day Eve By: Nick Joaquin

  1. 1. “May Day Eve” By: Nick Joaquin Submitted By : Ma. Shane C. Imbud Submitted To : Ms. Angela Lara I. Tittle :
  2. 2. “MAY DAY EVE” II. Author : Nick Joaquin III. Setting : “In a room with a mirror during May Day Eve” IV. Character/s : Anastasia - Old woman, who is so obedient to her mistress, accused for being a witch and believes in superstitious beliefs. Agueda - Pretty, young woman who is so curious, hardheaded, brave and very much willing to know her future husband. Dona Agueda - Old lady who has gray hair, full of sentiments, emotional , and Resentful Dona Agueda’s Daughter - A vain curious girl, who is persistent to know about the past of her mother. Don Badoy Montiya - A great lover, emotional and full of sentiment old man, who repents for what he has done to Agueda. Voltaire - Believe in superstitious belief and was like his grandmother who at an early age want to know who will he marry.
  3. 3. V. Conflict “ Man vs. Supernatural ” VI. Summary The story started with a flashback. Dona Agueda was facing the mirror on Monday eve because her sister told her to do so. Dona Agueda really believed in her sister. That's when she faced the mirror, her future lover would appear in the mirror. As soon as Don Badoy appeared in the mirror, they decide to marry each other because they believed in Anastasia. When they got their married life began to be miserable. Because of the fact that they don't love each other and nothing special happened to them. VII. Theme “Magical Relism” - Is a genre of fiction that occurs when elements of the magical world start to blend or mix with the real world. “The theme centers on intense remorse caused by wrong decisions. Like believing in superstitions.”

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