Without Seeing The Dawn

Without Seeing The Dawn

Without Seeing The Dawn

Autor: Stevan Javellana

Name: Alexis C. Paraiso
Course: BSIS 3-A

The Characters:

Don Diego Crisostomo

Nestong Ricardo Suerte

Lucia Luis

Juan Suerte Rosing


The story was happened in the suburbs of Iloilo, a barrio named Manhayang in the town of Santa Barbara.

Here revolves the story of one Ricardo Suerte, also called Carding, son of Juan Suerte. An industrious, strong and sometimes quick-tempered young man, he aspired to marry sweet Lucia, the daughter of the teniente del barrio. Though his father thought he was not yet prepared and had wished to send him to school, he gave his blessing to the decision of his son. He consented to asking Lucia's hand from her parents in the traditional pamamanhikan, accompanied by the village's best orator and the godmother of the lass. After agreeing to the conditions of the village chief, the marriage was set. Tatay Juan gathered up almost all of his hard-earned savings for the dowry and expenses for the wedding feast. Meantime, Carding excitedly built their house despite the advice of the elderly- that building one's house in May will bring misfortune to its inhabitants.

Rising Action.


Falling Action.



Autors Background

The novel Without Seeing the Dawn first published in 1947, is set in a small farming villagecalled Manhayang, Sta. Barbara, somewhere in Negros. Like most rural barangays, the hardworking andclosely-knit village folk there had simple needs, simple wants, and simple dreams. They were living theirown simple lives when the violence of war reached their place and brought death to their village, theirhomes and...

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