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Shvoong Home>Books>Novels & Novellas>Wedding Dance Review

Wedding Dance

Book Review   by:trojanwoman     Original Author: Amador Daguio
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They have been married for seven harvest periods yet Awiyao and Lumnay weren't able to produce children and Awiyao badly need one to affirm his virility and to establish his place among his tribesmen so he decided to leave Lumnay and marry Madulimay.The story is set in one of the mountainous provinces in the northern Philippines on the eve of Awiyao's wedding to Madulimay, while gangsas beat and women dance to celebrate the union. Awiyao slipped away from the celebration to convince Lumnay to join the dancing women. Instead, their conversation turned to a passionate goodbye, each expressing love for the other, their speeches filled with recollection of precious memories, finding it hard to let go of one another.The climax was reached with Awiyao running, blood surging, resolved to stop the dance and complain against the tribe's culture that permits a man to marry another woman if the first wife couldn't bear him children. But suddenly she stopped and turned back, defeated.Daguio, in the story presented a clash against a basic human emotion and culture and thus established two important points: that culture transcends love and the bitter truth about the inequality of the sexes. He did not establish though that Lumnay was sterile. Awiyao could have been the one with fertility problems, who knows? Awiyao's pride forced him to leave Lumnay, no matter how he loved his wife. But if he was the one with fertility problems, would Lumnay's love be enough to take him back?On the second point, their culture permits man to leave his wife and take another woman hoping the second wife would bear him children but no such provision for women exists. And although the first wife may remarry, it would only be after her husband left her. And what if, in Lumnay's second marriage, she would bear children, what of the culture now?
Published: November 17, 2007   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    what is the genre here View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what are the significant elements in the story of Awiyao and Lumnay? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what are the basic human emotions shown in the story? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is the culture of the tribe? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    point of view of the story? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is the plot of the story? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is awiyao? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    a man Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    when and where did the story the wedding dance happen? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    awiyao Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  1. Answer  :    it happen in a dark house of a faraway tribe Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    write true or false f the statement is true.the story says that a man who love unconditionally should give up his or her happiness for the beloved ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    true !! <3 Saturday, December 29, 2012
  1. Answer   Question  :    Kulang Pa Ng Kaunti :/ View All
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  1. 18. mhixx gail_cruz

    english

    incomplete information:i want more education >_< i need more" but it's so kilig i love it.

    1 Rating Monday, January 14, 2013
  2. 17.

    tnkssss.. muchh

    natapos q rin assignment q..

    1 Rating Sunday, November 11, 2012
  3. 16.

    salamat

    it help me to make my assignment......

    1 Rating Sunday, November 11, 2012
  4. 15. amina10

    sad

    it's soo sad but i hate the ending of the story it's say lumnay did have a second husband but who??? and the story is not complete i can't understand the story plssss........ compete the story i want 2 read it complete thank u for reading my comment!!!!!!!

    1 Rating Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  5. 14. jhovanni_21(jhaevyn)

    sad

    The community must accept awiyao and recognize him,because its not yet the end for them to bear a child.. Try and Try.....

    1 Rating Wednesday, November 23, 2011
  6. 13.

    ang panet

    hay nako..!! am pangeet ng ending..!!!

    2 Rating Sunday, October 16, 2011
  7. 12. sweet butterfly

    ...

    i was really saddened by their heart-rending tale... but then, it was indeed a beautiful tale of love... nakakainis lang talaga ang culture na ganyan.. kasi true love na yun eh tapos paghihiwalayin lang sila nang basta-basta dahil lang di magkaanak... :(

    1 Rating Sunday, August 14, 2011
  8. 11. Mary Angelica L. Paguinto

    ahhhh!!

    ang ganda tlaga ni2ng story na i2!! kakakilig ang story nla AWIYAO at LUMNAY!!! kainis lng c MALIDUMAY hmppp!! DA BAST STORY I READ !!!

    0 Rating Thursday, August 11, 2011
  9. 10. reuben

    sad

    it's great .. i really love the story! so sad!! :(

    0 Rating Friday, August 05, 2011
  10. 9. patricia

    tnks

    thank you 4 this story it really help me 4 my assignment

    1 Rating Friday, August 05, 2011
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