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Copy of Wedding Dance by Amador Daguio
Transcript of Copy of Wedding Dance by Amador Daguio
Awiyao and Lumnay were husband and wife for seven years, but the husband has to marry another woman, Madulimay, because Lumnay was not able to give him a child.
Awiyao went back home to see Lumnay because he didn't find her among the dancers at his wedding. He wanted Lumnay to dance at his wedding for the last time but she cannot. On the night of the wedding, they talk about how Lumnay did her best to have a child.
Lumnay wanted to protest against the written rule that a man can marry another woman, so Lumnay went to the wedding dance. But while seeing her husband married to another woman, she could not take it anymore and just went to the mountain to clear away the beans she had thought about.
Exploring Filipino Tradition
True Love is all about sacrifices and hope
The conflict of the short story Wedding Dance By Amador Daguio is between Awiyao and his wife. Awiyao has to leave Lumnay and marry another woman. Despite being a great wife, Lumnay can’t give him a child. It is said that there is an unwritten law that a man may take another woman, if his wife can’t give him a child. Awiyao needs a child to affirm his virility and to establish his place among his tribesmen so he decided to leave Lumnay and marry Madulimay.
Mountain somewhere in the Philippines
House of Awiyao and Lumnay