Analysis of the Wedding Dance

1087 WordsOct 16, 20105 Pages
Culture Dominating Nature in The Wedding Dance by Amador Daguio The Wedding Dance by Amador Daguio is almost always interpreted as a love story between two married couple – Awiyao and Lumnay. Most readers thought the story focuses on how a man can be so selfish to hurt a woman like Lumnay, on how Lumnay sacrificed her happiness for the one she loved, on how painful the story of Awiyao and Lumnay ended, on how true love does not always have a happy ending. However, the story can also be interpreted more deeply as one reads between the lines – not just analyzing the text literally. The story suggests the conflict between nature and culture. Simply defining those terms - nature describes how a human normally acts, while culture deals with…show more content…
People were dancing gracefully as part of the ritual. They were glad and delighted though they knew that the whole event was not really a joyful one. They were sugar coating the whole thing. This is a metaphor of culture. Society always reasons out that laws and culture were made for human, for their happiness. This is a mere coating of what was really happening. Society and culture have selfish desires. Amador Daguio was able to successfully portray how our society works. Using the story Wedding Dance, he was able to draw the distinction line between nature and culture. He was able to expose the problems that are now occurring in our country. He was able to show the irony of things and how people are involved in these. Wedding Dance can be, therefore, labelled as a work against
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