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SOUNDS OF SUNDAY

By: Kerima Polotan Tuvera

Kerima Polotan Tuvera


y Kerima Polotan Tuvera ( born in Jolo , Sulu on y y

December 16 , 1925) Is a Filipina authoress. She was christened as Putli Kerima. ( Putli means princess ). She graduated from the Far Eastern University Girls' High School. In 1944 she enrolled in the University of the Philippines School of Nursing. In 1945 she shifted to. Arellano University where she attended the writing classes of Teodoro M. Locsin and edited the first number of the Arellano Literary Review. Her education has been repeatedly interrupted by illness , financial difficulties and later marriage and the care of children of which she has five.

Characters of Sounds of Sunday


Kerima Polotan- as Emma was portrayed as a typical wife who worries about her husband. Domingo Gorrez- Domingo plays as the husband who has been led astray because of power and position. Rene Rividad- is also a vital character but is only important during the latter part of the story.

Conflict
y A conflict is sometimes described as the situation

where the protagonist battles the antagonist. In The Sounds of Sunday , the conflict , a man versus man type , is twisted in a sense that it is manifested into a curious form. y This is exhibited on the fact that though the story settles on a typical domestic dispute between the husband , Domingo and the antagonist and wife , Emma who is the protagonist and centers on the conventional abuses she gets from him , Emma does not entirely acknowledge this. y Instead , she was trying to get closer to her husband and was ready to put his abuses behind them. y Instead of pulling away , she wanted to get closer to him even by means of leaving and hoping that he would miss her. That , if only her husband would submit to it. So , basically , the conflict exists but was molded

Summary
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The story focuses mainly on two people : Domingo and Emma. Rene Rividad is also a vital character but is only important during the latter part of the story. Domingo plays as the husband who has been led astray because of power and position. He wanted to be somebody so much that he gave up his family to be that somebody. Emma was portrayed as a typical wife who worries about her husband. So typical in fact that she was like every wife who is submissive to her husband - a wife who cannot go against his wishes. Instead of doing something about the immoral job her husband has , all she could do was just ask around. The In the end , although she did manage to go against Domingo is will , she was still unable to escape his grasped and the past they shared. Yes , Emma wasnt under Domingo is arms anymore but she was still under his curse. The dilemma Emma faced while thinking her past , wishing it was not like that and desperately finding Domingo is warmth again were part of this curse. Although she was married , her character , the critic imagines , would be someone who has the fragility of a high school girl. The author probably made her to be the complete opposite of her husband who would act as a conscience while possessing a delicate but tormented life. Her femininity acted as a springboard to catapult the bitter characteristics of her husband and everyo ne around her there by amplifying their personalities even more. Then , her character was distorted to be more human than ever. Even a good person can be tainted by corruption. The appearance of Rene Rividad tested that his character only

Theme
y Kerima Tuvera is story revolved around the concept of a

failing marriage. It accentuated the fact that a deteriorating love in a couple exists and can take form in many ways. y The story was about Domingo Gorrez who replaced his wife with his job. Although this was the case , the critic believes that this circumstance was just layering the portrayal of Domingo is already failing love towards his wife , Emma Gorrez. The fact was that he was leaning closer and closer to dropping his affection for his wife. And when he happened to get an immoral job , this gave him the reason to further go down and destroy his marriage.
y The story also showed that though the first party will let

go the bonds in a marriage , the other party may not necessarily do the same thing , even if he/ she may be tempted to do so. Domingo is failing love and dwindling strength to maintain his marriage gave Emma lots of reasons to leave but these did not give her the reasons to