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An Analysis of the Classic, "Summer Solstice" written by: It was made into a feature film inand has been studied in many college classes. Read an analysis of the story here. Written by Nick Joaquin, the story takes place in s Philippines during the festival days of St.
There is a pro-woman feel to the story, which has garnered a lot of debate and attention considering the setting is in a time where women must be submissive.
In this analysis, learn about the setting, the themes and symbolism that this short and interesting story incarnates. This was done only by women.
Many men frowned upon the extravagant dances and plays surrounding the ritual. Lupeng, a Filipino woman who feels closed to her womanhood, is married to Paeng, who is no doubt loyal to her.
They have three small boys and live a somewhat wealthy life as they have a carriage driver named Entoy and a maid and cook named Amada.
The story starts when the family is enjoying the days of the St. This makes her leave abruptly and have a discussion with her husband the coming night. Lupeng secretly found herself intrigued by the attention of Guido; she felt that he was correct in saying that women should be ravished and men should adore them.
This causes her to participate in the last night of the festival, which is the Tatarin ritual. Paeng goes with her and tries to drag her back once the dancing begun, but she runs from him to the women. He tries to take her back but the women in the crowds beat him out, leaving him helpless.
As the two return home, Paeng says he must whip his wife because he loves her and feels that she needs to be put in her place. To this, she shouts and says she wants to be adored, not respected and orders him to kiss her feet.
Lupeng may seem to be happy in her routine life, but she also feels angry. So be quiet this instant — or no one goes to Grandfather.
Although she tries act horrified when Guido tells of her woman should be adored rather than beneath their husbands, she contemplates and realizes she wants to be the leader of the pack. External and Internal Conflicts — The stereotypes of masculinity and feminine traits run rampant in the story.
Women are supposed to look after their husbands and children while the husbands work and wait for their supper. Not only is this seen in the story but in daily life as well, which makes the story shocking to readers since it is about women wanting to be free.
Lupeng shatters the concept of the suppressed woman when she gains control of her husband, who kisses her feet at the end of story. This makes it seem as though the internal conflict was that women are the ones who want to be the rulers of men, as seen in the Tatarin festival.
The Tatarin festival is the exact opposite, showing women as leaders of fertility since they carry children. This festival is the last trigger to make Lupeng feel as though she is stronger than a man and deserves adoration.
Symbolism Amada — When Lupeng rushes to find her cook, Amada, she sees her in a compromising position on the bed which makes Lupeng blush and feel restrained about her own sexuality.
This is the first trigger for Lupeng before she announces she wants admiration. Did you turn into some dreadful monster when you married? Did you stop being a woman?
Did you stop being beautiful? Then why should my eyes not tell you what you are — just because you are married? She takes his words to heart as well as when he lowers himself to kiss her feet in appreciation. After reading this analysis of "Summer Solstice" by Nick Joaquin, you should now understand the controversy, the symbols and the themes and symbols in the story.
What did you think of it?About Nick Joaquin Nicomedes Marquez Joaquin (May 4, –April 29, ) was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. "The Summer Solstice", also known as "Tatarin" or "Tadtarin", is a short story written by Filipino National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin.
  In addition to being regarded as one of Joaquin's most acclaimed literary works, the tale is considered to be controversial. Publicity poster for a theatrical version of Nick Joaquin's May Day Eve.
The literary works of National Artist Nick Joaquin () are considered to be the best in the canon of Philippine literature in English.
Among his most widely published works are the The Summer Solstice (short story), May Day Eve Long live Philippine. Apr 01, · Scent of Apples BSA I-B () Angeline Joyce Ramirez. SUMMER SOLSTICE By NICK JOAQUIN SCENT OF APPLES PLOT - Duration: RIELLE views. The story happened during the St.
John’s Day, Doña Lupeng finds Amada in a state of madness and ecstasy after the latter attended the local ritual of Tadtarin, where the womendance and invoke the spirit to empower them.
How to Watch and Appreciate Ballet to know what the dancing is supposed to mean and if you need to look for a theme and feeling instead of an actual plot. 2. Dress appropriately.
Amada is based on Summer Solstice by National Artist for Literature, Nick Joaquin.