The Ironic Dominance of ID in a Distraught Father in Manuel Arguilla’s “Rice”

by Helmut Eder

Manuel Arguilla’s short story “Rice” presents the readers with a meandering of events that mirrors two literary approaches. One is of a psychoanalytic perspective wherein the three divisions of the psyche are what dominate or interplay in the evolution of the story. The other literary approach could be a Marxist perspective which states that a literary work may comprise a lesson about the impact in our lives of the immorality and common indecency of the well-off classes who are given the rights to run and control our economic system.

Read More »

Share this article

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *