Such elders rule the tribe and they make sure that the prescribed laws and traditions of the group are implemented and performed religiously. Women are forced to behave in the way the society considers appropriate.
In addition, the dance, which Lumnay refused to take part in, represents their tradition, for somehow Lumnay felt like denouncing it. For example, in the West, a marriage ceremony includes engagement, wedding ceremony and reception including cutting the cake and the first dance of a man and a woman as husband and wife which is very different from the Afghan marriages.
That is, their unexamined assumption was that antipatriarchal activity would necessarily encompass feminism. However, when she came to the ceremony, Lumnay was not able to have the courage to speak up her thoughts and end up in living on mountains away from the ceremony and heard the sound of gongs that seemed to thank her for her sacrifice.
What was it in life, in the work in the field, in the planting and harvest, in the silence of the night, in the communing with husband and wife, in the whole life of the tribe itself that made man wish for the laughter and speech of a child?
A great deal can be understood when a person watches a person dances. Philippine culture is rich in traditions. Instead of having their own hierarchical governments, each of these communities has its own council of elders who customarily settle clan or tribal wars to restore peace and unity.What about in your culture? The plot technique that Daguio used in his story is quite impressive. It is because traditions themselves are constructed by the society, and as most people are aware of, the society is created and ruled by men. As for Awiyao to affirm virility and to establish his place among his tribesmen, he had to look for another wife named Malidumay despite of his love for Lumnay. Wealthier families are inclined to spend vast amounts of money into the wedding ceremony to make it extremely extravagant Philippine vs. Even before the Spaniards came, its people already had their own laws and beliefs, most of which are still in practice up to now. Such portrayal showed how culture would always find its way to triumph, and how it maintained beliefs and traditions that evolved in the society. He has spent the last eight months in a mental institution, and has recently been released to his parents. You know that life is not worth living without a child. Daguio made sure to point out the prevailing power of culture, that its superiority dominated nature. In the s, Spain colonized the islands, spreading Christianity and the Spanish language.