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Geraldine Bragais 12-HE-F2 PROJECT IN LITERATURE

TITLE OF THE STORY WEDDING DANCE 1953


AND YEAR OF
LAUNCHING
AUTHOR AND Amador T. Daguio was a poet, novelist and teacher during the pre-
HIS/HER war. He was born on January 8, 1912 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, but
grew up in Lubuagan, Mountain Province, where his father, an
BACKGROUND
officer in the Philippine Constabulary, was assigned.

SETTING/S Mountain somewhere in Philippines.

House of Lumnay's and her Ex husband Awiyao.

CHARACTERS AND • Lumnay


SHORT DESCRIPTION Awiyao’s former wife who is still in love with him despite the fact
ABOUT THE he married another.

• Awiyao

The lead male in the story who loves Lumnay, but left her because
she didn’t produce children for him. The story takes place the night
of his new wedding to Madulimay.

• Madulimay

Awiyao’s new wife, who is younger and he hopes to have children


with

CONFLICT Man vs. Circumstances, Man vs. Society

POINT OF VIEW Third Person


TITLE OF THE STORY WEDDING DANCE 1953
AND YEAR OF
LAUNCHING

PLOT:
The story started in a couple, Lumnay and
1. EXPOSITION Awiyao.

2. RISING ACTION Awiyao and Lumnay needs to have divorce


because Lumnay can't give him a child–which
is against of their tribe. So Awiyao needs to re-
married to Madulimay whose younger than
Lumnay so that child can continue his lineage
in his tribe.

When Awiyao and Madulimay's wedding


3. CLIMAX came, Awiyao can't find Lumnay among the
dancers in their wedding, so he finds Lumnay
and found her in the darkest part of their
house.

Both of them talked with each other, talking


and reminiscing the times when they were
4. FALLING ACTION once a couple, finding it hard to finally let go
of the other for they still loved each other
deeply. Lumnay then decided to go to the chief
of the tribe and question the unwritten
tradition.

5. DENOUEMENT
That gave her the courage to go to the place
where the wedding dance was held. But
before reaching the exact place, she stopped
her tracks and admitting her defeat, for she
realized that she loved Awiyao very much and
that she would rather lose him and see him
happy than to keep him and see him miserable
for not being able to have a baby.
TITLE OF THE STORY WEDDING DANCE 1953
AND YEAR OF
LAUNCHING
SYMBOLS AND THEIR Beads- symbolize the promise that Awiyao made to Lumnay.

MEANINGS Dancing- Culturally, the dancing is a celebration of happiness. It is also a


show of sexuality by the women.

Night/Darkness- isolation and sadness that Lumnay feels when she run
away from Awiyao's wedding.

THEME True love is not just about happiness. Sacrifices is also part of it.