Zita Story

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Rotor‟s Zita, to simply put, is a story about young girl who falls in love with her teacher while he teaches her how be a lady. Zita, the story‟s namesake, comes home to tell her father, Don Eliodoro, about the new teacher who comes to herschool. This event takes place after the speaker narrates the scene where Francisco B. Reteche, the teacher, is taken toAnayat by a fisherman named, Turong. Mr. Reteche is thought to be a strange person by the villagers who have becomeaware of his presence because of an aura of mystery that shrouds him – he chooses to live with Turong than in Don Eliodor‟s house, and he does not give much care about where he stays, as long as he is able to go to school to teach. Going back to the scene where Zita tells …show more content…
Although, I myself am not yet sure how old Mr. Reteche actually is. Come to think of it, why was he bothered by Zita‟s presence in the classroom in the beginning of the story? After discussing the story in the classroom – which was why I couldn‟t put up this post last Tuesday, for fear of insufficient analysis – I learned that there were actually two Zita‟s in the Rotor‟s story! No wonder Mr. Reteche was sobothered when he came across the name of Zita (the student) in his class list. But to be honest, in my own humble opinion,I think that part was kind of misleading. Not that I didn‟t want Mr. Reteche to react at all; I understand that that‟s one of the vital parts of the story that makes it clear that there are two Zitas. Perhaps, he should‟ve said something like, “Everywhere, she’s everywhere…” – that would imply Mr. Reteche‟s sensitivity towards his issue with his lady -love who was coincidentally named, Zita, as well. The impression that that part of the line in the story gave me was that Zita (the student) was Mr. Reteche‟s long lost daughter by a woman whom he had an affair with some years ago. Either that or Mr.Reteche and Zita both share a past relationship wherein the latter had an amnesia as she had forgotten that Mr. Reteche was her lover.Yeah. That was what I thought. Thank goodness we had that discussion in class!
Anyhow, I guess I shouldn‟t be

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