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Shvoong Home>Arts & Humanities>The World Is an Apple Summary

The World Is an Apple

Book Summary   by:windslash     Original Author: Alberto S. Florentino
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This is a story of how wrong decisions become greater burdens to a family.  Mario’s family happens to be in the lower bracket of society.  He cannot even provide for his family’s basic needs.  Albeit all this hardships, his wife Gloria, still manages to keep her good virtuous.  She insists that the way they are living is a much better than the one they will have if they do wrong acts.    But Gloria’s entire constant reminder to Mario did not prosper.  Mario decided to come back to his old life of crime when he lost his job when he tried to steal an apple for his daughter.  He keeps on insisting that his priority is to provide what his wife and daughter needs.  He left with Pablo, his old crime buddy, even if Gloria pleaded very hard for him not to go with the man.  
This is a sad representation of what is happening in the society today.  Due to lack of better opportunities to heighten one’s standard of living, some become entangled with the wrong crowd.  By doing so, these individuals do not help their family at all; instead, they end up worsening their family’s problem.  It is man’s basic instinct that drives him towards his survival.  But, no matter what, he should not forget that society expects him to conform to its norms.  One’s action is weighed right or wrong and thus should be kept towards the proper action.

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  1. Answer  :    From the game called "Mario Brothers". Monday, February 24, 2014
  1. Answer  :    the one who stolen an apple! Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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  1. Answer  :    a fruit Monday, February 24, 2014
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  1. 20. Kuya machine

    What the

    this is awesome explanation man I love this

    2 Rating Wednesday, September 26, 2012
  2. 19. KM

    the world is an apple

    I like this story gives reasons to keep striving in life

    2 Rating Wednesday, September 26, 2012
  3. 18. ramel

    lit 1

    thank you nice job!

    0 Rating Friday, January 20, 2012
  4. 17. c love k

    english

    this story is best but mario has wrong decisions to his family he go to pablo and do his old job....

    2 Rating Friday, October 14, 2011
  5. 16. name

    comment

    it is okay

    2 Rating Thursday, October 13, 2011
  6. 15. cutie girl

    english

    huhuhu sad ending...

    2 Rating Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  7. 14.

    the worl is an apple

    .mario has lost his job .. ryt ?

    5 Rating Monday, September 12, 2011
  8. 13. ggkgk

    english

    is this the true story?

    4 Rating Saturday, September 10, 2011
  9. 12. cheena mae

    english

    give the summury of the world is an apple

    2 Rating Tuesday, September 06, 2011
  10. 11. rodolfo

    english

    wow,,galing

    2 Rating Tuesday, September 06, 2011
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