Title: Faith, Love, Time and Dr. Lazaro
Author: Gregorio C. Brillantes
-Protagonist, Country Doctor, Struggling with God and Family
-Flat Character, Latent Behavior
-Foil Character Wants to become a Priest, Always Helpful, Faithful to God
Pedro Esteban and family
-Flat characters, strong believers, Pedro needs assistance for his sick newborn child
Theme: Faith, Love and Time
Point of View used in the literary text:
- The story is told by a narrator not involved in the story itself. Objective third person means the narrator only knows that someone watching would know.
- Readers are able to enter Dr. Lazaro’s mind; to feel what Dr. Lazaro feels.
- The Narration provides a less biased perspective; enlightening the readers through the realizations.
This is a story about a doctor who disbelief in faith, love and time. He has also lost his faith because he has been a witness to countless, seemingly random deaths: a patient with cancer; then there is a baby who is now dying from tetanus: but most of all, there was his eldest son who committed suicide. From that, it made the doctor focus mechanically on his job just to forget the pain, and his wife becomes more immersed in religion than in family. On the other side, it is about a father who wants his son, Ben to become a country doctor like although his son wants to become a priest to serve God. The journey of realization was achieved