Analysis Footnote to Youth

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Footnote to Youth
By Jose Garcia Villa
1.Explain the title. In what way is it suitable to the 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 of what a real life could be today. It also indicatesthe sources or the causes why youth act this way. It furthermore adds comment, whether it is apositive or negative, on today’s generation. Yes it is suitable to the story because it gives a warningfor those apathetic youth that ones committed mistake because of their stubbornness.
2.What is the predominant element in the story- plot, theme, character, and setting? Explain.
The predominant element on this story is the character and the
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Period of history? Season? Time of the day?
The time setting is almost the whole day from the morning until evening. The period of historyon this story is on the 20th-21st century. It is the time of planting season almost June to August. Thereis no specific time of the day because it happens almost the whole day.
10. How much time does the story cover?
The story covers from the day that Dodong proposed to Teang until they receive 7 children.
11. How does the story get started? What is the initial incident?
The story started when Dodong started homeward or going home as fast as he can, thinkingon how he would break the news to his father about wanting to marry Teang because Dodong knowsthat he is seventeen and he is legal and mature enough to have a family and to face life. The initialincident is that when Dodong already breaks the news to his father.
12. Briefly describe the rising action of the story?
The rising action of the story of Footnote to Youth is that when Dodong was afraid to go to hishome because he wanted to get out of it without clear reason at all. He felt afraid that it seems tocaged him and also of Teang because Teang was giving birth in the house. It was the first child ofTeang and Dodong for that matter. He began to wonder madly if the process of childbirth was reallypainful. And after that Dodong was feeling a little bit embarrassment because he was ashamed to hismother of his youthful paternity.
13. What is the high point or the climax of the