Available Online: 2 January 2022
Canillas, Krisley Iris R.*
Leyte Normal University, Philippines (email@example.com)
Leyte Normal University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Literature is considered as a reflection of various societal issues through the author’s creative use of literary elements such as symbolism, theme, characters, and others. The study of literature introduces man to the realities of the world as well as the different problems of society. At present, poverty is deemed to be one of the country’s greatest problems that affect the lives of poor Filipino families. This study is a qualitative research that utilized the content analysis approach. The researchers used the literary theories in analyzing the short story titled “Sandaang Damit” written by Fanny Garcia. The analysis aimed to identify the theme, symbolism, and characters of the story that depict the realities of people who experience poverty in the context of a Filipino society. This study also aimed to analyze the different societal issues relative to the country’s problem on poverty. Based on the results of the study, the short story reflects the different struggles of poor Filipinos in the midst of poverty due to several factors such as unemployment, health-related problems, and social discrimination. The researchers recommend the need to formulate more programs on health, employment, and education that would help every poor Filipino family to rise amidst poverty.
Keywords: poverty, society, Filipinos, problems, literature
Cite this article:
Canillas, K. I. R., & Acala, M. (2022). Katotohanan sa likod ng sandaang damit: sipat-suri sa mga isyung pangkahirapan na nakapaloob sa akda ni Fanny A. Garcia. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(1), 99-108. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.211