Magnificence by Aida Ford

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University of the Immaculate Conception

Bonifacio St., Davao City

A Story Analysis


In partial fulfillment of the requirements in

Literature 5 - Women's Literature

Submitted to:

Mrs. Teresita Q. Adriano

Submitted by:

Lira N. Valderama

September 04, 2014


The story 'Magnificence' is a story that needs deep reading and understanding. Analysis was done by closing reading and analyzing the lenses that is applicable and that fits the structure of the story. Words and issues were also pointed out as to what they are used and how they affect the context of the whole text. I also jot down some things that is needs focus. It was analyzed, and thoroughly criticized according to the principles and parameters of the lenses.


A Freudian Psychological Literary Analysis

The story "Magnificence", written by Estrella Alfon, portrays a family who has trusted someone and at the end was betrayed by the very same person.

It is a common experience of everybody that after having trusted someone, a person would soon lose his or her trust on that person because, in the end, the person betrayed them.

In the story, Vicente was known by a mother of a little boy and a little girl during the meeting of the neighbourhood association. It was there when Vicente volunteered himself to tutor the little kids. They did not fear him because he was always so gentle and kind. He pretended to be so that he could get the trust of the family. Nowadays, many people are like Vicente, they pretend so as to get what they want.

The story reflects most of the people in our society. Vicente used pencils to stimulate the little kids and earn their trust and also used the pencils so that they will be excited to see...