The line “don’t justice a book by its screen. ” literally descrives Stevan Javellana’s book. Without Sing the Dawn. At first glimpse at this book. you would believe it has nil to state because of its dull covering. However. this book is precisely the antonym. Stevan Javellana presented to his readers the Filipino manner of life. dreams and aspirations and how it has been shattered and destroyed. With no more than a wink of an oculus. a apparently simple narrative about a typical life of the Filipinos revolved into a incubus.

Javellana recounts to us all that have happened when he was still immature with the presence of the chief character Carding. Carding is a simple and hardworking immature adult male who has straightforward end in life. He wanted to acquire married and live a happy and normal life. However. his dream was shattered when the Japanese came and colonized the Philippined. This was depicted throught the experrienced othe people from a little town where Carding lived. The Japanese came and they abused and killed many people. worst of all they maltreated and demoralised adult females. This changed the life of Carding wholly. His one time guiltless childhood dreams rapidly vanished and what took over were anger. hatred and the finding non to populate his normal life but to seek retaliation.

The characters Javellana used in the book was so realistic that when you read it you get carried with the line of idea of the narrative. Javellana expresses the narrative in full item as to prestent to its readers feelings on how the characters think. feel and why they react differntly with every circumstance they face. The writer presented the conflicting secret plan of the narrative in an extraordinary manner. He divided the narrative into two parts. which were independent from ne another. During the “day” . Javella showed the simple lives of the people but everything alterations during the “night” . For during those times you could see the wretchedness among the characters. This diverse presentation clearly states to us how easy life can alter every bit compared to how easy twenty-four hours displacements into dark ang how brightness can all of a sudden turn dark.

Basically. what this book is seeking to state ti us is a message that is rather simple. As Forrest Gump said int he move: “life is like a box of cocoas. you ne’er know what you gon na acquire! ” We are faced with many different things in our lives. many of which we may ne’er be ready for. However. whatever life nowadayss to us. whatever the route we amy choose. we must confront it sagely. life is non all merriment and games. Time will come when we will wake up and se life as it can be. excrucitationg. The moreal Li we must confront life as it is. If difficult times come. do the most out of it.