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Title: Wedding Dance Author: Amador T. Daguio Reference: Author of the book: Amador T. Daguio was a poet, novelist and teacher during the pre-

war. He was best known for his fictions and poems. He had published two volumes of poetry, "Bataan Harvest" and "The Flaming Lyre". He served as chief editor for the Philippine House of Representatives before he died in 1966. Title of the book: Place of Publication: Name of Publication: II. Setting: A. Place: The setting is in the northern parts of the Philippines, in the mountainous regions, within one of the mountain tribes. B. Time: Evening III. Characterization: A. Awiyao- the ex-husband of Lumnay who will marry another woman. B. Lumnay- the woman who suffered from the cultural norms of their tribe. C. Madulimay- the so called another woman to me married by Awiyao. IV. Plot A. Introduction A couple wish to divorce due to infertility of either one of the partners is allowed by the law. A husband who divorces a wife without any valid reason will have to leave all properties to the children and the wife, this is another law. B. Rising Action After a lengthy conversation between Awiyao and Lumnay, Awiyao gave the beads to Lumnay and then left their house. C. Climax Lumnay found her courage and decided to go to the wedding dance and take back Awiyao. There, she found herself standing near the village where the wedding was held and could see clearly the wedding ceremonies.

D. Falling Action Lumnay decided not to break into the dancing ground and walked away towards the mountain where the bean plants are. E. Ending She just went to the mountain to clear away the beans she had thought about and she waited Awiyao for a long time. V. Summary Awiyao and Lumnay is a long married couple from the Mountain tribes. Awiyao is going to marry another woman, Madulimay, because Lumnay was not able to give him a child. On their moment, there are many flashbacks about how Lumnay did her best to have a child, through offering to the god, Kabunyan; and how Awiyao and Lumnay's love was as strong as the river; but "it is just that a man must have a child", and he had to leave her. He promised her that if he fails to have a child, he will come back to her. VI. Theme "love about to be lost", "letting go", and "love does not conquer all" VII. Insights A. Legal Base/s A husband who divorces a wife without any valid reason will have to leave all properties to the children and the wife.Lumnay was asked by her husband Awiyao for them to have a divorce due to the incapability of Lumnay to give Awiyao a child to inherit her name and possessions. B. Biblical Verses An act of considering others inferior to you.The womens role in the society is only for child-bearing. And since Lumnay was not able to fulfill her role, Awiyao chose to marry another woman who might be able to give him a successor. C. Philosophical Citations The use of symbolism is very visible in the story. The Beads for example could be a sign of selfless, unending and everlasting love of Awiyao to Lumnay. The fire in the wedding enlightened Lumnay to accept the decision of Awiyao to marry another woman.

D. Educational Concepts: Tribal Marriage is a civil contract of undefined duration among ifugaos. It may last a month, a year, a decade, or until the death of one of the parties to it. It has no essential connection to tribal religion Lumnay did not attend the festivities of Awiyao's wedding. This is a way of defying a custom. Weddings are joyous occasions that all people should celebrate, and Lumnay's non-attendance is an act that clearly states her disagreement with tradition. VIII. Social Implications The story was written as it was by the author, this could be the way of an author to represent or to show to the readers, who are from another tribe or religion, the differences of cultures of every tribe. In the story, it is the Ifugao tribes norms that are represented. This is the reason why we still do not have or share the same culture and norms. The culture and norms that are still followed by our native folks should be respected and should not be criticized based on our own culture or the moral that we believed in.