ELEMENTS OF THE STORY | INTERPRETATION/DESCRIPTION | PASSAGE OR LINE FROM THE SHORT STORY |
A. Setting | Story happened during night time in the dark hut of Awiyao and Lumnay. | Awiyao reached for the upper horizontal log which served as the head high of the threshold. He talked to the listening darkness. |
B. Plot | | |
B.1. Introduction | Story began when Awiyao found Lumnay inside their dark hut. | Sound of gangsas beat through the walls of the dark house like muffled roars falling waters. She gave no sign that she heard Awiyao, but continued to sit unmoving in the darkness. |
B.2 Rising Action | Situation fired up when Awiyao told Lumnay that she well have another man to like her. Lumnay reacted almost violently. | Awiyao said, “Go out- go out and dance. If you really don’t hate me for this separation, go out and dance. ...view middle of the document...
| Awiyao said, “If I fail, I’ll come back to you. Both of us will die together. Both of us will vanish from the life of our tribe.” |
B.5 Denoument | Lumnay left lonely but accepted the situation wholeheartedly. She thought there’s nothing she could do. She turned into something. | The mountain clearing was cold in the freezing moonlight. The wind began to stir the leaves of the bean plants. Lumnay looked for a big rock on which to sit down. The bean plants now surrounded her, and she was lost among them. |
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Biography of Amador T. Daguio:
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.
He was born on January 8, 1912 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, but grew up in Lubuagan, Mountain Province, where his father, an officer in the Philippine Constabulary, was assigned. He was class valedictorian in 1924 at the Lubuagan Elementary School. Then he stayed with his uncle at Fort William McKinley to study at Rizal High School in Pasig. Those four years in high school were, according to Daguio, the most critical in his life. "I spent them literally in poverty, extreme loneliness, and adolescent pains…"
In 1952, he obtained his M.A. in English at Stanford U. as a Fulbright scholar. His thesis was a study and translation of Hudhud hi Aliguyon (Ifugao Harvest Song). In 1954, he obtained his Law degree from Romualdez Law College in Leyte. Daguio was editor and public relations officer in various offices in government and the military. He also taught for twenty-six years at the University of the East, U.P., and Philippine Women’s University. In 1973, six years after his death, Daguio was conferred the Republic Cultural Heritage Award.