Footnote to Youth. Jose Garcia Villa. 1The sun was salmon and hazy in the west. Dodong thought to himself he would tell his father about Teang when he got. Narrator: The sun was salmon and hazy in the west. Dodong thought to himself that he would tell his father about Teang after he had unhitched. Footnote to Youth by Jose Garcia Villa - Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.
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Get an answer for 'What is the summary of "Footnote to Youth" by José García Villa? print Print · document PDF · list Cite. Quick Answer. In "Footnote to Youth " by José García Villa, Dudong asserts his supposed maturity and marries Teang at. We are assigned to read the short story “Footnote to Youth” written by Jose Garcia Villa. Proceed to our lesson for today. You should open up. The PDF file you selected should load here if your Web browser has a PDF reader plug-in installed (for example, a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader).
His father was silent hard-working farmer who chewed areca nut, which he had learned to do from his mother, Dodong's grandmother. I will tell it to him. Many slender soft worms emerged from the furrows and then burrowed again deeper into the soil. A short colorless worm marched blindly to Dodong's foot and crawled calmly over it. Dodong go tickled and jerked his foot, flinging the worm into the air.
Dodong did not bother to look where it fell, but thought of his age, seventeen, and he said to himself he was not young any more. The beast turned its head to look at him with dumb faithful eyes. Dodong gave it a slight push and the animal walked alongside him to its shed.
He placed bundles of grass before it land the carabao began to eat. Dodong looked at it without interests. He wanted to marry, Dodong did.
He was seventeen, he had pimples on his face, the down on his upper lip already was dark--these meant he was no longer a boy. He was growing into a man he was a man. Dodong felt insolent and big at the thought of it although he was by nature low in statue. Thinking himself a man grown, Dodong felt he could do anything. A small angled stone bled his foot, but he dismissed it cursorily. He lifted his leg and looked at the hurt toe and then went on walking. In the cool sundown he thought wild you dreams of himself and Teang.
Teang, his girl. She had Page 1 of 8 2 a small brown face and small black eyes and straight glossy hair. How desirable she was to him. She made him dream even during the day. This field work was healthy, invigorating but it begrimed you, smudged you terribly.
He turned back the way he had come, then he marched obliquely to a creek. The he went into the water, wet his body over, and rubbed at it vigorously. He was not long in bathing, then he marched homeward again. The bath made him feel cool. The petroleum lamp on the ceiling already was lighted and the low unvarnished square table was set for supper.
His parents and he sat down on the floor around the table to eat. They had fried fresh-water fish, rice, bananas, and caked sugar. The bananas were overripe and when one held them they felt more fluid than solid.
Dodong broke off a piece of the cakes sugar, dipped it in his glass of water and ate it. He got another piece and wanted some more, but he thought of leaving the remainder for his parents. She walked with slow careful steps and Dodong wanted to help her carry the dishes out, but he was tired and now felt lazy. He wished as he looked at her that he had a sister who could help his mother in the housework.
He pitied her, doing all the housework alone. It was paining him again, Dodong knew. Dodong had told him often and again to let the town dentist pull it out, but he was afraid, his father was. He did not tell that to Dodong, but Dodong guessed it. Afterward Dodong himself thought that if he had a decayed tooth he would be afraid to go to the dentist; he would not be any bolder than his father.
There it was out, what he had to say, and over which he had done so much thinking. He had said it without any effort at all and without self-consciousness.
Dodong felt relieved and looked at his father Page 2 of 8 3 expectantly. A decrescent moon outside shed its feeble light into the window, graying the still black temples of his father.
His father looked old now. The silence became intense and cruel, and Dodong wished his father would suck that troublous tooth again. Dodong was uncomfortable and then became angry because his father kept looking at him without uttering anything. I want your permission. Dodong looked at his father sourly. He cracked his knuckles one by one, and the little sounds it made broke dully the night stillness. Dodong made a quick impassioned easy in his mind about selfishness, but later he got confused.
I want to marry He wants to marry also at the age of He told his parents what his plans.
Dodong have nothing to do but explain how hard and how risky to be in "marriage "at the young age.. But like Dodong before, his son also wants to pursue what he wants.
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Unknown Marso 11, nang 7: Dodong thought to himself he would tell his father about Teang when he got home. He was hesitant about saying it, but he wanted his father to know. What he had to say was of serious import as it would mark a climacteric in his life.
I will tell it to them. I will tell it to Itay! Dodong talked to the carabao. They would understand. They love me right? And I love Teang. I hope I get their blessings. Yes, I will tell it to them when I got home.