Title

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urbana at felisa
Characters:

urbana,felisa, honesto
Settings:

paombong bulacan, manila
Vocabulary:

asal tiwawa- kagandahang asal -ang aking mga kaibigan ay may asal tiwawa. maestro- babaeng guro -ang aking maestro sa lit. ay maganda. mamintuho- igalang -kailangan kong mamintuho ang mga nakakatanda sa akin. lapastangan- walang galang -ang mga taong lapastangan ay hindi umuunlad. manlilibak-panalo o mapag mataas na tao -ang taong manlilibak ay matalino pero hindi maganda ang ugali. mamintuho- respeto -ang aking mamintuho sa aking magulang ay walang kapantay. malabis- kasakiman -ang pagiging malabis ay walang magandang idinudulot. Ramilyete- tinapay -walang kasing sarap ang ginagawang ramilyete ng aking kapatid.

Sasalitin. . Pagsakitan-paghirapan -kailangan pagsakitan mo muna ang iyong pangarap bago mo ito makamit.isasalaysay -Hindi ko alam ang aking sasalitin sa aking nobyo pag sinasabi nyang papakasalan nya ko.

Many of the norms articulated in the book. the view of life on earth as a vale of tears. among others. who remained in Paombong. to observe the proper mode of conduct as one dealt with people in society. the ideal virtues that married people should cultivate. Urbana at Felisa should be perceived as a text not only meant to regulate conduct and behavior. Thus in her letters to her younger siblings Felisa and Honesto. but as a discourse to contain the moral excesses of the period and affirm basic Christian tenets. Bulacan gave each other advice on the ideal conduct and behavior expected of a middle-class and Christian family. The series of correspondences. . Urbana at Felisa enjoyed tremendous popularity not only in the nineteenth century but in the first half of the twentieth century as proven by the numerous reprints and translation it underwent. including a letter from a priest on the duties and responsibilities of married life.Summary: Written in Tagalog by a priest famous for his powerful sermons. In retrospect. members of a family in Paombong. but as importantly. Urbana. who left for Manila to study. touched on various facets of experience that a person underwent from birth to death both in the secular and spiritual realms. especially those related to the importance of purity. wrote not only of the need to follow the values and norms found in Christian teaching. continue to shape contemporary value systems. Urbana at Felisa is an example of the book of conduct that emerged in Europe during the Renaissance. Its author used the epistolary style wherein a series of thirty-four letters.

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