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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

Post by Baliton, John Marwin on Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:39 am

Characters:

• Alih - a Moro who plans for killing , he is a non-Christian lived in the village across the river on the edge of the sea.
•Omar - The older brother of Alih.
•Imam - the village priest he explain to them that Its wrong to kill.
•Lucy - Alih's firts liked and love.
•Fermina - A beautiful bar maid with a mole near her mouth.

Setting:

• The story happened on July 4th in a town with a parade.

Plot:

• Conflict: Alih don't want to kill but his brother taught him that killing will be their way to wash clear their shame and gain the white horse to ride to heaven.

•Complication: They decided to become merchants therewere rebels who stole their commodities

• Rising Action: Allih saw a float with a girl whom he thought of as Fermina. The parade went near and found out that it is Fermina when he saw the little black mole on the corner of the girl’s mouth.

• Climax: Omar came, he was drunk, Allih realizedthat Omar had been drinking tuba. Omar was about to killFermina. Alih run to save the girl.

• Falling Action: Alih kills his brother forget their plans to gain the white horse for him to protect Fermina.

Theme/s:
• The short story tells about the tradition, beliefs and faith of the Filipinos

Literary approach used:
• Historical Approach

Related Movie:
• Bagong Buwan
- also known as New Moon , is a 2001 Filipino filmdirected by Marilou Diaz-Abaya starring Filipino actors Cesar Montano,Amy Austria, Jericho Rosales, Caridad Sanchez, Carlo Aquino, NoniBuencamino, Jiro Manio, Ronnie Lazaro, Jhong Hilario, and Jodi Santamaria.

Summary:
• It happened, fourth of July that the town celebrated a huge parade.The story continued with the life of Omar and Alih as merchants. They were then robbed by men with guns and clubs. They then went back to sea and stayed there for a long time. Omar began thinking of killing and dying. Alih don't want to kill but his brother taught him that killing will be their way to wash clear their shame and gain the white horse to ride to heaven. The story then went on moving to the parade. Alih saw a girl so he remembered his friend that he rode with in the carousel. After confirming that the girl he is looking at is really Fermina, his brother Omar came, he was drunk, Allih realized that Omar had been drinking tuba. Omar was about to kill Fermina. Alih run to save the girl and protected her so he kills his own brother Omar and forget their plans to gain the white horse.

Baliton, John Marwin

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