When the two female cousins began paddling, each clutching one of my mother's hands, I was surprised. An old image of the poet's mother, placed on cardboard, prompts the poet to relive childhood memories of her mother. The cousin who is portrayed as a young woman is holding a rattle; the other has put her hand on her breast. I wondered what this gesture meant.
In some parts of China, especially in rural areas, women do not learn how to write or read and are therefore excluded from most cultural activities. However, they enjoy an equal status in family decisions such as marriage negotiations and contracts. They can hold jobs and open their own businesses, but usually work in private homes or in small shops.
In the past, if a woman wanted to make herself visible outside the home, she would wear jewelry and dress up nicely. But now that Chinese men like modern clothes and accessories, this isn't necessary. Even so, some women choose to wear makeup and elaborate hairstyles to work or go out with friends. This behavior is becoming more common among younger people.
In conclusion, women have been given equal rights within China's legal system, but there are still many limitations placed upon them. For example, they cannot vote in national elections, nor can they serve as president.
What does the young lady in the poem have to say about her mother and brother? The girl is late returning home from the Jamuna River. Her mother, she claims, will be concerned about her safety. She would cry and beg to God for her safe return home. Then she would laugh and tell her mother that there was no need to worry about her, because she was with friends and not doing anything dangerous.
Her mother would reply that it was well for her to be with friends, since she was young and had nothing to protect herself with. But the girl knew that this was not true, and told her so. Then she would ask her mother why she didn't try to find her friend's names and give them to her mother to help if she were in trouble.
The mother would say that she could not do this, because they were girls of good family who went to many parties and dances. If their names were known by everyone, then they would be bullied by other people who wanted them down for themselves or their families. So she could not tell anyone her daughter's name, much less go looking for them.
But the girl insisted on knowing what her mother thought about those who threw stones at cars. Her mother would say that such actions were wrong, and that someone might report them to the police and they could be arrested. Or, if not reported, then they might use guns instead.
The boat symbolizes a voyage, a passage, an adventure, and discovery. It also represents femininity and the "sheltering element of the Great Mother" (Cooper, 1978). The mother's womb is referred to in literature as the rediscovered cradle. The boat itself is seen as a rebirth, a new beginning.
Boat symbols are often found in funerary monuments, particularly those of sailors. They represent the soul on its journey to heaven or hell. This idea comes from ancient Greek mythology when Poseidon punished those who died at sea by throwing them into the ocean where they would have to wander aimlessly until the tide took them back to shore. For this reason, boats have always been associated with death, but they can also be a means of escape. Humans have used boats since prehistoric times to explore and trade with other countries, so it isn't surprising that the boat has been adopted as a symbol for freedom.
Other animals, such as lions and elephants, also use boats as symbols because they too want to escape their own continent and explore others. Animals can learn about human culture through symbolism. For example, tigers in India use boats as ceremonial weapons in festivals where they try to outdo one another by hitting the boats with their tails. This practice began when hunters used to tie ropes to the tails of their prey and drag them around town to show off their power and success.
Tagore's poem "Paper Boats" demonstrates that children's methods are incredibly inventive. The kid speaker in this poem enjoys playing with his paper boats. He imagines placing pieces of paper with his name and village printed on them in these delicate vessels and setting the boats off on a long journey.
Thus, the poem tells us that children are creative and have fun learning new things. They like to play with objects around them and imagine what kinds of stories they could be used in. Paper boats are very fragile, but the child believes they will survive because he has faith in them.
Children can be silly at times, but they are also serious. They enjoy playing games and having fun, but they also know how important it is to learn and grow up to be responsible adults. Tagore's poem shows that even though kids may seem childish sometimes, they are not really any different than we are as adults. We all need to have fun and enjoy ourselves while we are young, because soon enough there will be no one left to do so.
Cousin sister (noun): a female first cousin. First cousins once removed are called aunt or uncle to their relative.
A cousin is someone who shares one of the same genes as you and therefore can be related to you through your parents. Cousins can include siblings, children, spouses, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A sibling is another member of the same family who is born at about the same time as you or later. A brother or sister.
First cousins once removed are called cousin or auntie to their relative. They can only be relatives of the original person mentioned. For example, if Susan is my cousin and Julie is her daughter, then Susan and I are first cousins once removed because we both share a common ancestor, but Susan and Julie would not be second cousins because they're not members of the same family as each other.
Second cousins may also be referred to as third cousins due to the fact that they are three generations away from a shared ancestor. For example, Susan's mother Evelyn is my third-grade teacher, while Julie is Evelyn's granddaughter.