Sabtu, 10 Maret 2012

Short Story and the Script of Situ Bagendit


Situ Bagendit
Folklore from West Java

Once upon a time, there was a widow lived in West Java. She was the richest person in the village. She had a very big house fill with a lot of jewellery. She also had many servants working for her. Nyai Bagendit was also known for her bad attitude. She did not like to help others.
Whenever the villagers needed some money, they borrowed the money from her. However, when they returned it, the villager had to pay double. Nyai Bagendit also hated beggars. She thought that beggars were lazy people.
One day the old woman beggar came to her house, Nyai Bagendit immediately to ask her to go. “Go away you lazy old woman! Go out of my house!” “Please, Nyai, give me some money or just give me some food. I'm so hungry,” said the beggar.
“Food? You asked for food? This is my house not a restaurant. Go now! I dont want to see you here! Nyai Bagendit then threw a stone to the old beggar.”
Then she he said, “Nyai Bagedit, I know you are the riches person in this village. You have anything but you never help other people. You are not grateful to God. Wait for the punishment from God. You will be punished!” Then the old beggar left Nyai Bagedit's house.
“Ha ha ha! You are right. I'm the richest person here. So no one can punnish me, not even God can punish me!” Nyai Bagendit was very arrogant. Then, not long after that, an earhquake happened. Her house fell down. Nyai Bagendit cried for help.
“Help me! Somebody please help me!” But nobody listened her crying for help. Nobody in the village felt the earthquake. amazingly, the earthquake only happened in Nyai Bagendit's house. The land was opened. It was so big that the entire Nyai Bagendit's house, and all her wealth were gone.
The villagers just watches what happened to Nyai Bagendit and her house. They were amazed. They knew that God punished Nyai Bagendit for behaving badly and never helped other people.
Slowly, the place where Nyai Bagedit's house stood became lake. Since then, people named the lake as Situ Bagendit It means Lake of Bagendit.


Drama Script
·      The characters:
1.    Nyai Bagendit               : Arrogant, stingy, rich, bad attitude,
2.    The Villager                   : Poor,
3.    The Beggar                                : Old, lazy,   
·      Time                                   : In the morning, in the evening and in the night
·      Setting                                : Home and field

Long time ago. There was a widow lived in West Java. She was the richest person in the village. She had a very big house fill with a lot of jewellery. She also had many servants working for her. Nyai Bagendit was also known for her bad attitude. She did not like to help others.
Whenever the villagers needed some money, they borrowed the money from her. However, when they returned it, the villager had to pay double. Nyai Bagendit also hated beggars. She thought that beggars were lazy people.
The Villager         : “Assalammualaykum...”
Nyai Bagendit     : “Who are you?”
The Villager         : “My name is Siti.”
Nyai Bagendit     : “Well. What’s your purpose come to my house?”
The Villager         : “Nyai... My son is sick. I need some money to bring him to the doctor. May I borrow your money Nyai? Please.....”
Nyai Bagendit     : “ Of course yes! But you must pay double.”
The Villager         : “But I am just a poor people. I don’t have much money Nyai. Please help me Nyai....”
Nyai Bagendit     : “Well. If you don’t have money, you can give your field or your house to me. However if you disagree with me, you can go from my house.”
The Villager         : “OK... I agree with you Nyai. (by crying)
One day the old woman beggar came to her house, Nyai Bagendit immediately to ask her to go.
Nyai Bagendit     : “Hey... Go away you lazy old woman! Go out of my house!”
The Beggar          : “Please, Nyai, give me some money or just give me some food. I am so hungry.”
Nyai Bagendit     : “ Food? You asked for food? ? Hey.. this is my house not a restaurant. Go now! I dont want to see you here!” Go out you lazy woman! (Then, Nyai Bagendit threw a stone to the old beggar.)
The Beggar          : “Nyai Bagedit, I know you are the riches person in this village. You have anything but you never help other people. You are not grateful to God. Wait for the punishment from God. You will be punished!”(The old beggar left Nyai Bagedit's house.)
Nyai Bagendit     : “Ha ha ha! You are right. I'm the richest person here. So no one can punnish me, not even God can punish me!” (Nyai Bagendit was very arrogant.)
            Then, not long after that, an earhquake happened. Her house fell down. Nyai Bagendit cried for help.
Nyai Bagendit     : “Help me! Somebody help me please! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa............”
            But nobody listened her crying for help. Nobody in the village felt the earthquake. amazingly, the earthquake only happened in Nyai Bagendit's house. The land was opened. It was so big that the entire Nyai Bagendit's house, and all her wealth were gone.
The villagers just watches what happened to Nyai Bagendit and her house. They were amazed. They knew that God punished Nyai Bagendit for behaving badly and never helped other people.
The villagers        : “Oh no! What happen with Nyai Bagendit  and her house? Where is her house? The God is punishing her because she is very arrogant, stingy and never help other people.”
Slowly, the place where Nyai Bagedit's house stood became lake. Since then, people named the lake as Situ Bagendit It means Lake of Bagendit.

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