White Horse of Alih Summary

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White Horse of Alih Summary

By | October 2012
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A. Biography of the author
Emigdio Alvarez Enriquez was born on the year 1925. He is a Filipino by birth. He started writing at the age of 20. He is a novelist, story writer, and playwright. Among his famous literary works are: Blood on the Moon, A Tale of Two Houses, Cachil Kudarat (Sultan of Mindanao) or Cachil Corrala, and Labaw, Donggon. All of this short stories won Palanca awards in the year

B. The Issue inside the story

• Psychological effect of man's alienation from the society where he is • Racial Discrimination
• Traditions in religion
• Psychological impact of an individual’s experiences • Quarrel between religions
• Discrimination based on religion

C. ELEMENTS OF STORY

• Setting
The story happened on July 4th in a city with a parade of people. • Characters
➢ Alih- a Moro who plans for killing the people celebrating the Filipino- American Friendship 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, he explain 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. • Plot

➢ 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. ➢ Complication- when they decided to become merchants there...
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