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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

Post by Dorado, Chris Lance on Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:45 pm

Characters:
Alih – A Moro who plans for killing the people.
Omar – The older brother of Alih.
Imam – The village priest who tried to dissuade the two brothers, he explains to them that the prophets did not teach to do it.
Lucy – Girl who lived in the reservation area where the americans live, she is the first girl Alih liked.
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
The story happened on July 4th in a city with a parade of people

Theme – the short story tells about the tradition, beliefs and faith of the Filipinos

Complication – when they decided to become 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.

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.

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

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


SUMMARY OF TEXT:
Alih moved along the crowd which was celebrating the fourth of July celebration. Then he went 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. Then with Omar and Alih as merchants. They sold their house, their boats, fishing nets and even their mother’s pearls. They then worked for Lim Ching which was a Chinese merchant. They were then robbed by men with guns and clubs. They then went back to sea and stayed there for a long time. After the consumed all their stock of food and water Omar began thinking of killing and dying. By killing we can wash our shame away’ said Omar while staring into the space. The story then went on moving to the parade. Alih saw a girl which resembled his friend that he rode with in the carousel. After confirming that the girl he is looking at is really Fermina, his brother Omar then went berserk and unsheathed his sword and killed people. Omar then went to kill Fermina but Alih protected her and killed his brother Omar.

Literary Approach- historical approach


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