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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

Post by Macasaet, Neil Arlo R. on Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:29 pm

Elements of Story

Setting:
-It happened on July 4th in a city with a parade of people.

Characters:
Alih - the main character.
Omar- The Older Brother of Alih.
Imam- The village priest who tried to dissuade the two brothers.
Lucy- The first girl alih liked.
Fermina- A beautiful bar made with a mole near her mouth.
Lim Ching- A chinese merchant

Plot:
-When they they decided to became merchants there were rebels who stole their commodities.

Conflict:
-Alih did not want to kill but the fear he had for his brother while he was growing urged him to the killings and also because his brother taught him that killing will be their way to wash away their shame and gain respect for their father had died by the american soldiers without any reason.

Falling Action:
-Alih kills his brother despite their plans to gainthe white horse for him to protect Fermina.

Rising Action:
– he saw a float with a girl whom he thought of as Fermina. He went near the float and assisted the girl to go down to the ground and found out that it is Fermina when he saw the little black mole on the corner of the girl’s mouth.

Climax:
– As he was about to hold her completely, Omar came but to his surprise, he was drunk all along, he realized that Omar had been drinking tuba. Omar was about to kill Fermina.

Theme:
-the short story tells about the tradition, beliefs and faith of the Filipinos.

Summary text:
-The story started of as Alih the protagonist, moved along the crowd which was celebrating the fourth of July celebration. They were expecting a lot of people in this event because they planned a mass assassination in the town. The story then went on concentrating on the actions and what the characters are thinking before their planned killing. Alih was thinking of his houri and the past memories of their family. His father was accused of killing a man that he did not kill. Alih and Omar’s father was the hadji back then and that he attended the Mecca. The Americans wanted him to submit to the judgment of the Americans. The story continued with the life of Omar and Alih as merchants.

Related Movie:
-The Passion of Christ
-Bagong Buwan

Literary Approach:
-Historical Approach

Macasaet, Neil Arlo R.

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