Kerima Polotan’s “The Virgin” is a story about a woman named Miss Mijares and The Carpenter

Kerima Polotan’s “The Virgin” is a story about a woman named Miss Mijares and The Carpenter. Miss Mijares, a woman in her early 30s, has not had any experience when it had come to men due to the fact that she had taken care of her ailing mother almost all her life. She focused most of her youth on things she considered essential and important She lives her mundane life with constraint and detachment. When a carpenter applies for a job, she unknowingly becomes attracted to him, but only sticks to her fantasies and dreams up until the two are stranded after the driver of the jeep leaves them in the rain. She then follows her attraction towards the carpenter and turns to him. The title “The Virgin” talks about the subject of virginity, a value that Filipinos care about deeply and consider important.

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