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I. THE WORLD IS AN APPLE – by: Alberto S. Florentino (Analysis) II. Setting/s In the small and poor home behind a portion of the Intramuros walls. There are two wooden boxes on either side of the doorway. At left is an Acacia tree with a wooden bench under it. It is where the poor family lived in, and where the story starts on how life was going on and end in the complexity of life in which the main character lived with no choice but to go back again with his old ways of life. III. Character Analysis Mario- He is the Father of the story, the husband of Gloria. He is known to be bad before but he strive hard to change his life for her daughter and for her wife, but life sometimes is unfair that force him with no choice to go back the old way of his life. Gloria- She is the wife of Mario. The very good and lovable woman who just want a simple life yet descent life. She is the reason why Mario changed because of her unconditional love to him. Pablo- The evil man in the story, the protagonist, the old friend of Mario. He wants easy and dishonest money, the life that Mario lived before. IV. Plot
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This is a story of how wrong decisions become greater burdens to a family. Mario’s family happens to be in the lower bracket of society. When Mario got home, Gloria saw Mario and she was asking for some money to feed their children to Mario. Mario said that he have no money because he did something. Gloria didn’t believe on what Mario said and said to tell the truth. When Mario answered it, Gloria was shocked on what she heard because Mario lost his job. Gloria asked Mario if how he lost his job and Mario answered it and Gloria was shocked again because Mario said that he lost his job because of an apple. Gloria said that how can he lose his job by just taking one not a dozen not a crate but one apple and Mario answered that he just saw it rolling and he found himself putting it in his bag because Tita would love to have it, and Mario told Gloria that there’s no need to worry because he found a new job. Suddenly Pablo was there ruining the whole conversation and asked them if how is there daughter doing and he’ll loan a few pesos to help their daughter and Gloria said that no thank you because Mario stopped depending on Pablo. Pablo said that Mario’s new job was with Pablo. When Gloria heard it he told Mario that it’s a bad doing and risky. Mario didn’t listen and walks away with Pablo and told Gloria not to worry because he will come back early morning and don’t wait for him. Gloria cries and shouting Mario, while Tita was crying also because he heard the conversation. V. Theme: The one-word prevailing message in the story is the word “Apple” that symbolizes temptation and the dishonest life lived by Mario before. The theme of the story is, it is man’s basic instinct that drives him towards his survival. But, no matter what he should not forget that society expects him to confirm to its norms. One’s action is weighed right or
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