The Woman Who Had Two Navels - Three Generations Summary & Analysis

Joaquin, Nick
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Celo Monzon sits with his wife, Doña Sofia, discussing their son Chitong who has decided to stop his education in law in favor of becoming a priest. Though outwardly fairly neutral, the elder Monzon has reservations about his son's decision. They later discuss Celo's father, who in his old age has grown devastatingly ill and possibly senile. Celo's sister Nena is looking after their father, but it is clear that she is increasingly challenged by the task and may need Celo's help, as their father can be unruly and even violent and destructive. Sofia notes that he recently broke a plate over Celo's cousin's head.

Celo goes to find his son praying in a church. Celo feels an uncontrollable, though somewhat irrational anger toward his son, which is largely rooted in his own toxic and often violent relationship with his own father...

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