So what one thought as real or present is now nothing but an illusion. Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out whom you are or who you want to become. Women always get defined in response to men and are often portrayed as alternatives and even subservient to the male protagonist. Another significant reason as to his emotional wanderings could be the length of time n which he was engaged o Esperanza. Alfredo regretted never telling Julia about his engagement before he learned on her own. Alfredo was aware of the cause of his change as what is shown in the following paragraph: Why would men so mismanage their lives? She was his dream, his star.
The beginning of the story is dominated by the engagement between Alfredo and Esperanza. He is strongly attracted to her. She is one of those fortunate wo … men who have the gift of uniformly beauty. Even though residual lightstill appears in the sky the star does not exist. No, to the rising tides. His confusion, weakness and unreasonableness are innate flaws of humans.
If it was me, I would have a hard time thinking about my future with that man. Ã Church of Our Lady of Sorrow. Alfredo went home to Esperanza. The story revolves around Alfredo Salazar, a bachelor over thirty, and two women. The story then skips ahead 8 years, and catches up with Alfredo while on his way to the city of Sta.
He tries to seek love in her, but she kinda declines. Esperanza was beautiful, elegant, reserved, and distinctly not average type of a woman. But soon it fades away when Alfredo comes across another woman, Julia, who becomes the object of his desire. I really feel sad and sorry for Alfredo because he was in a very difficult situation. But he still found himself making his way to her house. Most importantly, her writing reflects the time in which the literary work was written along with the language, the norms and the way people think. She is talking to a friend about loyalty and faithfulness.
She is the other girl of Alfredo Salazar that remains single in her entire life Don Julian - an old man, a father of Alfredo Salazar and Carmen. As he tried to find the answer, a great realization dawned on him. Had it not been for chasing the lights of an illusive love that was long dead, or worse, never was, would Alfredo be happier in his marriage? They found good company between themselves and as they knew it, it became a weekly habit for Alfredo to visit her after every Sundays mass. But just like other dilemmas, the crossroad in which he found himself in was not to be solved without harming anyone. It renders a sound comparison between the past and the present, the existing modern culture and the fading, almost obsolete tradition.
Paz Marquez-Benitez, in her masterpiece Dead Stars, did not only write about a love story. No, not because of lost youth, he finds her to be different from that person he perceived her to be all these years. Gently — was it experimentally? It also touches on the theme of using patience as a tool before committing harebrained and frivolous pleasure seeking. Then, eight years later, he goes on a business trip to the town where Julia, still unmarried, lives. However, though aware he was of the possible reasons why he, as well as men, or even humans in general, succumb to acts or thoughts of subtle infidelity, his attitude towards what is moral and not becomes shadowed in the attempts to justify his own behavior. The story Dead Stars, for me, is hard. He takes her to the theater and the museum.
The guy loved the girl. . Alfredo, a lawyer is a man who wants warmth and compassion but Esperanza is a strong-willed, impassionate and woman of principles. He and Julia Salas stood looking out into the quiet night. Their wedding is about to take place in the near future.
And he realized that his love for Julia was like a Dead Star. Greed — the desire to crowd into a moment all the enjoyment it will hold, to squeeze from the hour all the emotions it will yield. After several years, he was sent by his profession in search for the elusive Brigida Samuy and into the hometown of Julia Salas. Had it not been for chasing the lights of an illusive love that was long dead, or worse, never was, would Alfredo be happier in his marriage? He has fallen for Julia Salas, the sister-in-law of the judge whom his father had a meeting with. However, though aware he was of the possible reasons why he, as well as men, or even humans in general, succumb to acts or thoughts of subtle infidelity, his attitude towards what is moral and not becomes shadowed in the attempts to justify his own behavior. From where we see them, these stars twinkle, sparking light that we perceive as signs of life. She authored the first Filipino modern English language story, Dead Stars, published in the Philippine Herald in 1925.
But then he started keeping details of his activities to his fiancée and then the guilty feeling crept in. Upon seeing her and finding out that she never married, he started to notice that she lost something, even doubted if the loss was his. Greed, he thought, was what ruined so many. Julia is the average type, not so beautiful but still it interests Alfredo so much. As he tried to find the answer, a great realization dawned on him. He never told her he was engaged.
Alfredo needs to make a very difficult situation. He has fallen for Julia Salas, the sister-in-law of the judge whom his father had a meeting with. Hethought a lot about the other woman and ran into her after abouteight years. This gets under the skin of Esperanza who declares that she knew about him and Julia. They have been together for four years and meant to get married in May. But since he realized in the end that Julia was really not for her, I felt satisfaction.