A Study on Societal Conflict of the Selected Short Stories of Antonio Reyes Enriquez


Philippine Literature shows how the Filipino differs from others. (Richard V. Croghan, S.J, The Development Of Philippine Literature in English). This study presents to you with the different societal conflicts in the Philippines. a. There are three conflicts depicted in the selected short stories. These are (1) Man vs. Man, (2) Man vs. Society, (3) Man vs. Himself; b. there are also Filipino values projected in the short stories. These are (1) Obedience (2) Hard work, (3) Honesty, (4) Guilefulness, (5) Responsibility, (6) Respect, (7) Bravery. Moreover, war conflict is the heaviest conflict among the examined conflict theories – which result to total devastation. There were also Filipino values which were projected in the story such that: obedience, hard work, honesty, responsible, respect and bravery. So, these Filipino Values contribute to the sense of being, that should be emanate from each individual. Generally, we can say that the study is relevant up to the present not only in the Philippines but also in the world for now nowadays everyone in the world is pushing through world peace for the unity of all. Thus, our sense of patriotism will be justifying Studying literary composition among the youth had lessened due to the technological transformation advancements hey may also as well learn to appreciate their or peoples’ history and culture. In addition, Literature teachers should utilize local literature in the classroom instruction, so students could relate and be proud of their own culture’s past.

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Bhyto-in Cempron, Capitol University, The Philippines
Geldolin Inte, Capitol University, The Philippines

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Conference: ACAH2017
Stream: Humanities - Ethnicity, Difference, Identity

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