"Footnote To Youth"-Jose Gracia Villa
Footnote to Youth by Jose Garcia Villa, analysis and reaction.
Jose Garcia Villa (August 5, 1908 – February 7, 1997) was a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter. He was awarded the National Artist of footnote to youth by jose garcia villa WHAT IS a falling action Posted: 1 year, 7 month(s) ago; Setting of The Fence by Jose Garcia Villa Posted: 2 years, 2 month(s) ago —Jose Garcia Villa . Jose Garcia Villa, avant-garde and modernist poet from the Philippines, d in New York on February 7, 1997. Now virtually unknown, he is
Analysis and reaction of Footnote to Youth by Jose Garcia Villa.
Jose Garcia Villa. Jose Garcia Villa (August 5, 1908 ± February 7, 1997) was a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter. Analysis and reaction of Footnote to Youth by Jose Garcia Villa. Review. ANCHORED ANGEL by Jose Garcia Villa Edited by Eileen Tabios Kaya 1999 288 pp., $14.95 By Jean Vengua Gier. I first read Jose Garcia Villa's poetry about
In Jose Garica Villa's Footnote to Youth, he tackles the responsibilities and realities that come with marriage and the family life. In it, he narrates the story of Dodong, wherein we are introduced to Dodong when he is seventeen and seeking to marry his love Teang. He is problematic over how he intends to talk to his father about marrying Teang, going over the possible responses his father would give, and at the same time convincing himself that he is old enough to handle the responsibility.Jose Garcia Villa's story is meant as a warning, as the title itself suggests. A footnote is usually found at the bottom of the page, somewhat suggesting that it is of little importance as compared to the body itself, or the text. A footnote, in that sense, becomes more of an after-thought, than a primary concern. However, the fact that the title itself is proclaimed a footnote is purposefully putting forth that the subtext is what is vitally important in this story. The title being Footnote to Youth immediately suggests that the whole of the story may be the actual footnote. What most readers often miss or take for granted (the footnote) becomes the main object.In this, we can safely conclude, then, that Dodong is just like the worm that blindly crawled onto his foot. The worm is a note that is intended for Dodong, and for readers as well, not to go charging blindly into the fray. For what happened to the worm? To stress this blindness even further we can look at Dodong's reaction right after flinging the worm: From the very beginning Dodong's character is revealed as someone self-obsessed to the point that he doesn't bother to look at the consequences of his actions. This is the footnote to youth: not to charge blindly into adulthood.story?Footnote to youth is the title of the story. It is said that it is a footnote to youth because it is abrief reminder for the Filipinos especially the youth...