A Story for Joaquin : The Book of Life
I want to tell you about a real man. The name is Joaquin. He lived in San Angel, Mexico a long time ago. Yes, Joaquin is a character about Mexico’s myth. When he was born, his mother passed away and soon his father too. I think at that time maybe he was 9 years old. He was very warlike because his father was a captain. Also, he wanted to be a man with a great mustache! He always glued a fake mustache to his face. He had friends, Manolo and Maria. Maria is who Joaquin loved, but Manolo loved her too, so their relationship was very delicate. In those things, he grew up to be a man who got a superpower title!
When Joaquin was young, 10 years old, a god of Mexico, Jibalba took him for a title role about a game that ‘who is winner’, it was a bet for gods. Jibalba gave him a badge of life. Who had a badge of life can’t be hurt. A badge protected holder. That changed his life. A few years later, he went to war and he came back to San Angel with a captain superpower title. Result from a badge and his own personality he became prideful and had male chauvinism because he was strong. Maybe he thought that he was unbeatable. However, one day, he was robbed of his badge by a thief who wanted that badge. Soon, he lost every power, so he couldn’t boast his name power and couldn’t be assertive for Maria. At that time, he felt inferior to Manolo because he and Manolo loved Maria at the same time. When he felt inferior, a thief invaded San Angel. Of course he had no power, but he fought for friends in San Angel and his friends Maria, Manolo helped him. In the course of that his personality was changed. Before he robbed a badge, he was not a good man. He didn’t know how to love a girl truly. He was like a child who had vanity. However, after he had no badge, he learned consideration, true courage, and truly love of real man.
This story has Manolo as the center, so I think many people who watched this movie think Joaquin is not important, but I think the real center is Joaquin because he is only person who changed in movie. Watching his character changing, we can learned how to be a good person. In my opinion, this movie is very moral for whoever is going through puberty. Also, I imagined Joaquin’s life after he changed. Clearly, he will meet a good woman and get married, he will be a good father such as his.
He is Joaquin!
Joaquin and his friends Manolo, Maria