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Short Story Analysis PLOT 1. How does the story get started? What is the initial incident? The story started in which the father and daughter, Carmen and Don Julian were talking about Alfredo’s wedding with his fiancée, Esperanza. And when Alfredo is sitting quietly, he indulge to remember of his past events. The events wherein he met Julia Salas. 2. Are the events or incidents of the plot presented in flashback or in chronological order? Yes, the incidents of the plot presented in flashback is in chronological order. 3. Briefly describe the rising action of the story. Alfredo together with his father, Don Julian went neighboring to Judge Del Valle’s house. From there, he met Julia Salas. Unknowingly, all the time when Alfredo was calling Julia Salas, he always called her as Mrs. Dell Valle in which made him embarrass after knowing that she is not the wife of Mr. Del Valle. Afterwards, they come to the Judge’s house frequently then Alfredo fell in love with Julia Salas even though he is engaged with Esperanza. 4. What is the high point, or climax, of the story? After Our Lady of Sorrows entered the church with the priest together with the choir and the bells rang the close of the procession. Toward the end of Chinese stores, Alfredo caught up with Julia. It is the time when Julia found out about Alfredo’s upcoming wedding so she congratulated him. Alfredo came up with the very difficult situation, would he choose what he wants to? Or would he choose what he has to? CHARACTERS 6. Who is the single main character that the story centers around? Alfredo Salazar 7. How does the author handle characterization? (4) Using a combination of these methods 8. Who tells the story? What point of view is used? (2) Omniscient 9. Was there a villain in the story? A hero? A dynamic character? Alfredo Salazar, an example of a dynamic character because beforehand he is so much in love with Esperanza but when he met Julia Salas, his feelings changed, the warm feeling towards Esperanza became cold.

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