The Chieftest Mourner Story

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The Chieftest Mourner: A Reaction The Chieftest Mourner is a story or rather a narration by a girl in her college days whose unvledied. Her uncle was given the title "the last of a distinct school of Philippine poets" and wasdescribed as "the sweetest lyre that ever throbbed with Malayan chords". The title of this story isdifferent from the other ones I've read before because one of the words which makes it up isunfamiliar to me and to my dictionary, which makes it a bit hard to make a connection between itand the story itself. But from the word 'mourner' and 'chief' I think it means who suffered most. I believe that the narrator or the girl is the one who fits the description, which makes the title fitfor the story and its theme, which…show more content…
It is something many would consider as a timeless clasic. While reading, you would feel asif you were the girl who experienced a great tragedy. Of coure, this story is not exactly perfectfor everybody. Many characters in the story do not have naes. The poet, the narrator, themistress, everybody except for Aunt Sophia, the girl or the narrator's aunt, do not have names atall. This made it hard to keep track of who is doing what sometimes. Mixed feelings andemotions are felt by the characters. There is secrecy, hate, sadness, bravery, rage, a feeling of totally nothingness, even a feeling of competition seems present in the storyy. Even if I am not a big fan of Phgilippine Literature, I found this story very enoyable to read. It is not verycomplicated. It is easy to understand, but there is this case of no names for everybody. Althoughthis is not like your usual type of literature wherein you will find complicated words, extremelylong and boring parts and there is a thought present in one's head -'Ayoko na 'to basahin...Katamad" or maybe "This is extreme and absolute torture!', this story is nice to read, itis simple, brief, and equally interesting, but it doesn't mean that the other stories which are notlike this are not interesting and nice to read. It is the kind of literature for students in high school.It is not long nor is it hort and it allows students to express their reaction easily. No need for
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