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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

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Post by Cereban, Leoncio Jr. on Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:40 pm

• Alih – A Moro who moved along the crowd which was celebrating the 4th of July celebration.
• Omar – The older brother of Alih, the man that plans to kill all people in the town
• 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 – she is the first girl alih like
• Fermina – a beautiful bar maid with a mole near her mouth, Alih likes her so much.

The story happened on July 4th in a city with a parade of people.


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 his brother taught him that killing will be their way to wash away their shame and gain respect for their father that killed by American soldier.

Rising Action: he saw a float with a girl whom he thought of as Fermina. He move closer to the float and he assisted the girl and he recognize that she is fermina and she see a black mole on the corner of the girls mouth.

Climax: he was about to hold fermina but his brother omar came he was drunk all along. Alih knows that omar is drinking tuba, and he was about to kill fermina.

Falling action:When Alih killed his brother because omar might killed fermina.

Resolution: After the incident many speculation that happened but still they didn’t know why alih kill his brother. But the thing is alih didn’t want the white horse anymore

The story is about the traditional, beliefs and faith of Filipinos

Literary approach used:

• Historical Approach
• Mimetic Approach
• Freudian Approach

Summary: 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 past memories of their family. His father was accused of killing a man that he did not kill.Their father killed by the American soldier. The story continued with the life of Omar and Alih as merchants. 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.

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