ENGLISH 7- PHILIPPINE LITERATURE 7:30 – 8:55 TTHS DECEMBER 14, 2013 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS ON THE SHORT STORY “THE WHITE HORSE OF ALIH” & THE MOVIE “BAGONG BUWAN” A. Comparative Analysis a. Characters The White Horse of alih Setting The story happened on July 4 th in a city with a parade of people. Characters Alih – a Moro who plans for killing the people celebrating theFilipino- American Friendship Day Omar – the older brother of Allh who dictates him on what to doin every aspects of his life 0
Imam – the village priest who tried to dissuade the two brothers,he explain to them that the prophets did not teach to do it 0 Lucy – girl who lived in the reservation area where theAmericans live-she is the first girl Alih liked 0 Fermina – a beautiful bar maid with a mole near her mouth- Alih likes her so much but the woman doesn’t like himbecause of his impertinent manner towards her. ?? plot Conflict- Alih did not want to kill but the fear he had for hisbrother hile he was growing urged him to the killings and alsobecause his brother taught him that killing will be their way towash away their shame and gain respect for their father haddied by the American soldiers without any reason. Complication- when they decided to become merchants therewere rebels who stole their 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 godown to the ground and found out that it is Fermina when esaw the little black mole on the corner of the girl’s mouth Climax- As he was about to hold her completely, Omar camebut to his surprise, he was drunk and tipsy! All along, he realizedthat Omar had been drinking tuba. Omar was about to killFermina. Falling Action- Alih kills his brother despite their plans to gainthe white horse for him to protect Fermina. ??? Theme- the short story tells about the tradition, beliefs and faith of the Filipinos ??? Point of View – third person limited [continues]