Sandaang Damit (Hundred Clothes): The Psychological Tendencies of the Main Character

Authors

  • Jonah Fe A. Garcia Student, Department of Language and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines
  • May Camille V. Bayadog Student, Department of Language and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Era Fatima M. Alivo Student, Department of Language and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Lito L. Diones Professor, Department of Language and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines

Keywords:

short story, sandaang damit, psychological tendencies, Fanny Garcia

Abstract

Literature serves as a mirror reflecting real-life situations, enabling authors to craft characters that embody diverse perspectives and experiences. Fanny Garcia's short story, Sandaang Damit, serves as a lens into psychological tendencies. This paper delves into an examination of the main character in Garcia's work, employing qualitative discourse analysis to unveil the psychological tendencies depicted through the plot, dialogues, and symbols. The acquired data are examined and supported by Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, Sigmund Freud’s Psychological Theory, and Henry Tajfel and John Turner’s Social Identity Theory. The findings of the study shows that Fanny Garcia’s Sandaang Damit reveals psychological tendencies. The study emphasizes that psychological tendencies are the result of a person's life experiences and have a broad impact on an individual, and therefore, should not be ignored. This study can be useful for students, scholars, and society to understand and prevent these tendencies. The study recommends conducting further research on the main character's behavior and personality in Fanny Garcia's Sandaang Damit. One approach could be to apply Aristotelian plot structure to the story. Additionally, researchers may explore other symbols that are not immediately obvious but hold significance in the short tale.

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Published

08-12-2023

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J. F. A. Garcia, M. C. V. Bayadog, E. F. M. Alivo, and L. L. Diones, “Sandaang Damit (Hundred Clothes): The Psychological Tendencies of the Main Character”, IJMDES, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 7–11, Dec. 2023, Accessed: Apr. 16, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://journal.ijmdes.com/ijmdes/article/view/178

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