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Divide By Two Essay

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Divide by Two
Francisco Arcellana
“Modern Filipino Short Story Writer”

Francisco Arcellana

Francisco Arcellana
 Full

Name: Zacarias Eugene Francisco Quino
Arcellana or Francisco “Frankz” Arcellana

 Occupation:

Filipino writer, poet, essayist, critic,
journalist and teacher

 Birth

Place: Frank V. Sta. Cruz, Manila

Francisco Arcellana
Birth

Order: 4th out of 18 children

Parents:

Jose Arcellana y cabaneiro (father)
Epifanio Quino (mother)

Family:

Emerenciana Yuvienco (wife) with 6
children

Educational Background
 His

passion in writing triggered when he was in
high school in Manila West High School (later
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 As

a national artist, he received a state funeral at
the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
 In

2009, his family came out with a book entitled
“Franz”. It is a collection of essays gathered by the
Arcellana family from colleagues, friends, family
members, and etc.

Famous Works
First story he has written: “The Man Who
Could Be Poe”
“Death is a factory” and “Lina” (both
included in Jose Garcia Villa’s honor roll)


The Mats



Wing Of Madness



The Flower of May



Divide by Two

“DIVIDE BY TWO”
(Elements of a short story and the summary )

SETTING
 PLACE:

Scene 1: At Belle and his husband's cottage
Scene 2: Finchshafen road
 TIME:

Night (nearly quarter to nine pm onwards)

CHARACTERS
 BELLE

– The center protagonist.

 BELLE’S

HUSBAND – The narrator of

the story.
 COUPLE

NEIGHBORS

THEME


It is about the problems of a couple,
especially husband and wife.



It is how the married couple live
together yet their lives are separate.

 How

futile the couple’s relationship is.

Rising Action
 Belle

and his husband (the speaker), saw
their neighbor setting down a line of
adobe blocks across the lawn between
their cottages. She told her husband that
the neighbor’s wife does not like her and
asks her husband to do something about
it; however, her husband doesn’t want to
do anything about her complaints.

Internal Response
The

couple had a small fight. Belle
thinks that the neighbor’s wife
does not like her because of the
neighbor’s husband being friendly
to her, but...

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