Brother, My Brother - Bienvenido Santos BOOK REPORT

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A Book Report:
“Brother, My Brother” by Bienvenido Santos
ABMA 116
Viennard Concepcion

I. Title
“Brother, My Brother” A. Etymology
Brother, My Brother was entitling to the author itself. It is like conveying himself as his own brother, saying that no much more can embrace his self very much rather than himself only. A very brief autobiography which focuses on the author’s painful journey back to his past and on how the author goes back to his land but later on go back to the foreign and serve it as his home. B. Reference 1. Literal
The story was like the author was representing himself and telling his journey by the means of telling that it is the author’s brother. 2. Symbolic
The story was like calling the
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A lot of the houses that he once knew were more dilapidated and the waters in the areawere black as ever. There were still a lot of Kankong fields in their town and from walking by them he found Apung Genio who used to be his late father’s friend. Apung Genio used to cut his hair as a child and when he greeted the old man he barely recognized Selmo.Selmo re-introduced himself carefully and when Apung Genio remembered him beganto reminisce of his childhood and his father’s. They talked about childhood friends and their adult lives like Dulo who was now a sweepstakes peddler and Ching who had already wontwice.Then Selmo asked Apung Genio on how his children were now. He was told that ApungGenio’s daughters Loreto and Simang have not yet married and may become old maids. Thenhe asked on how Apung Genio’s son Ambo is. Apung Genio hesitated to answer him butshortly reminisced how Selmo and Ambo were close friends. Finally he told Selmo that Ambois now in prison. This surprised Selmo but he no longer asked further because Apung Geniotold him that he was feeling dizzy and needed to rest. Selmo then thought that maybe after heleaves Sulucan and return one day he may find out more details on why his friend Ambo was in prison but for now he will just let it be. 2. Conflict
Returning to heritage has its own stories to tell; there are the good sides which are thefond memories of long ago and the bad sides which is the