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The White Horse of Alih (Analysis)

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Post by Solmila, Warren on Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:22 pm

The White Horse Of Alih
Setting: The story happened on July 4th in a city with a parade of people
 Alih- a Moro who plans for killing the people celebrating the Filipino-American Day
 Omar- the older brother of Alih who dictates him on what to do in every aspects of his life.
 Imam- the village priest who tried to dissuade the two brothers.
 Lucy- 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.
Theme: the story tells about the tradition, religious beliefs of the Filipinos, as well as their way of living.
Exposition: When Alih hesitated if he is going to kill.
Complication: When they decided to become merchants. There were rebels who stole their commodities.
Rising Action: Alih saw a float with a girl whom he thought of as Fermina. He assisted the girl and found out that it is Fermina because he saw the little black mole on the corner of the girl’s mouth.
Climax: As Omar came, he was drunk all along, he realized that Omar had been drinking tuba. Omar take out his blade and was about to kill Fermina.
Falling Action: Alih kills his brother Omar because he protected Fermina.
Resolution: Alih realized that Fermina is important to him.
Literary Approach:
Historical Approach - because this story had happened years ago where the author has experience the event on the 4th of July which is the Filipino-American Friendship Day
Movie Related to the Text:
BAGONG BUWAN- Filipino movie that is about the Muslim Rebellion
Summary Text
The story started off 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. 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.

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