MINDANAO - land of promise & conflict - the Moros or Muslim, the Lumad or the non-Muslim indigenous highlander tribes & the Christian settlers
CARAGA Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
Macario Tiu I AM ONE OF THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE - Santa Barbara SETTING - the green area
PLOT EXPOSITION Against his will, the boy is being brought to Santa Barbara by Ita Magdum, his father, to study in a Christian school.
CONFLICT The boy does not want to study in a Christian school; he faces the dilemma of whether he would obey his father or stay in the highland and become like his people. man vs. himself
minor conflict man vs. society The boy, belonging to a Lumad group, suffers discrimination.
RISING ACTIONS As the boy attended Christian school, he experienced being ridiculed by his classmates . After his graduation in grade six, he had a vacation in his hometown as a gift from Ita Magdum .
CLIMAX His desire to go home became intense. When his father, together with Isog, visited him, Isog told him that his people were massacred by the Christians.
FALLING ACTIONS The boy decided to leave the Christian school and go home. He pierced his earlobes with a needle.
DENOUEMENT The boy ran away from Santa Barbara. 1 st person narrator POINT OF VIEW
CHARACTERS 1. the boy - seven years old - a Lumad - an obedient son - proud of and loyal to his roots, being a Lumad
CHARACTERS 2. Ita Magdum - the father of the main character - the datu of the tribe - resolves conflict through peaceful means
CHARACTERS 3. Isog - a Lumad boy who is of the same age as the main character - he is trained to be a warrior - resolves conflict through violent means
THEME Mountain people suffer discrimination MORAL ?
SYMBOLISM THE BOY THE TRIBE symbolizes all the indigenous people (IP) who are marginalized by the majority Symbolizes all the children who are culturally dislocated
SOCIAL VALUES -belief in Virgin Mary - Christians’ saints have open arms CHRISTIAN BELIEFS & PRACTICES -they brush their teeth
SOCIAL VALUES -worship anitos & nature - wear tattoos and pierce big holes into their ears LUMAD’S BELIEFS & PRACTICES - they chew betelnut - they care more for their environment