Rainbow Goddess Wept

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No matter what happens, family should stick together. Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s, “When the Rainbow Goddess Wept”, sets in the Philippines in 1941 where a traumatic war against the Japanese occurs, fighting for Filipino independence. Among the many people living during the war, a young girl named Yvonne experiences the war effects firsthand. As violence and death come upon them, Yvonne and her family show that no matter what happens, family should stick together as in the end they only have each other. “Doc said it’s a good sign if we haven’t heard about them yet. It means they’re not dead” (177). Yvonne’s father has gone missing and she hopes and prays that he’s still alive with her mother. Since part of their family is gone, Yvonne and
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