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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

Post by Balagtas, Kristen Aubrey on Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:24 pm

Characters:
o Alih-  A moro, non-Christian, who plans for killing the people celebrating the
   Filipino-American Friendship day.
o Omar – The older brother of Alih
o Imam – The village priest who tried to dissuade the two brothers
o Lucy –she is the first girl Alih liked
o Fermina – a beautiful bar maid with a mole near her mouth, Alih likes her so much but the woman doesn’t like
him because of his impertinent manner towards her.
-Setting: A big American holiday with huge parade, 4th of July
Plot:
-Exposition:  Alih was looking for his brother, Omar. That day was intended for them to fulfil their plan. Their
plan is to kill the people in the parade.
-Rising Action: He saw a float with a girl whom he thought of as Fermina.
-Climax: He was about to hold Fermina completely but Omar came drunk and he was about to kill Fermina.
-Falling Action: Aih killed Omar to protect Fermina.
-Resolution: After the incident, some people said that Alih became insane that’s why he killed his brother.
-Theme/s:  The short story tells about the tradition, beliefs and faith of the Filipinos
-Literary approach used: Historical Approach
-Analysis: the story examines discrimination based on race and religion.  He killed his own brother, Omar, the
one who taught him of wrong doings and lies to protect Fermina.

Balagtas, Kristen Aubrey

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