A. Culture. -Everyone’s culture is different is different, how they perform and live their lives is up to them. B. Family. -Being around friends and. This story based on magic realism shows the power of love and sweetness of life. It captures the gratitude of the children toward their parents. It is summary about Life is Sweet at Kumansenu story from “Flax-Golden Tales”.

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Some had swollen up and with weak, plaintive cries had faded away.

It figures out about life-affirming character of African people. This is a form of characterization in that it shows how much Bola cared about her son and wanted him to enjoy the essence of life. I have a lot from the people about their contact with im, spirit etc. He slept whole day to next Saturday morning. When Bola and Meji met they showed a strong spiritual bond of love between them. On pagethis statement is made: I like this 0.

This article has 2 comments. In a small mud house a widow Bola used to live with her seven years granddaughter Asi.

At night there was heavy rain. This story reminded me my villagers who believe that after death spirit, comes to house and scares the people much like Nepali superstitious people the people of Africa believe on spirit, rebirth and such thing.

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Asi swest many questions to father he cunningly answered them. Writers Workshop Regular Forums. Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen. He sees in her a love for life and wishes that he himself could be experiencing that sort of love. He had come to thank her for giving short still sweet life for him. Irony also contributes by showing how things are not always what we lire them to be, and that death may be closer than we realize.

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More by this author Follow passionforpoetry When Bola went to market Meji took his daughter for a long walk up to hill secretly. The Two Towers by J. It might be trying to give the superstitious cultural tradition of African country. The clean, round, blinding disk of sun and the blue sky covered and surrounded the small African village, Kumansenu.

Form another angle we can easily say that this story has captured the gratitude of children to their parents. The setting describes the surroundings around the character and the area in which the character lives or spends a lot of time. Also, if you have a comment about a particular piece of work on this website, please go to the page where that work is displayed and post a comment on it. Program Links Program Reviews. Yet another way the author shows the theme through his use of imagery.

Wrong email address or password! Therefore, the author used a unique setting to describe the theme of the sseet. There is strong bond of love from son to mother and vice-versa. Despite of him Bola felt very happy getting chance of giving birth of such son and gave him chance to born again. This contributes to kujansenu theme because it shows how love is important and you should appreciate those in your life.

He said he was tired much so wanted to take rest. Meji, as a spirit had come not to scare Bola as their culture interpretation. In this story symbolism provides foreshadowing and represents the emotions of the characters.

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If you have a suggestion about this website or are experiencing a problem with it, or if you need to report abuse on the site, please let us know. It is also made apparent because of the characterization that shows ij sweet life is. Form the cultural and spiritual aspects the story is heart melting. The Contest by Gordan Korman. Post a Comment Click here to cancel reply.

Therefore, symbolism is one element which serves to demonstrate the theme of this story. Even though Bola lost her single son still she was proud of her such kumansebu son. Bola gave birth of six children but all of them were died. Her son Megi was in government job as a clerk.

We try to make TeenInk. He uses imagery to illustrate the fact that life is too short and must not be wasted. As Meji died at the age of 30 and his spirit visited her.

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Email me when someone replies. For the love and swewt of old mother Meji had also left his seven years lovely daughter, Asi with Bola. So it can be concluded that Abioseh, the author of this story, used characterization through speech and through appearance to interpret the theme that life should not be taken for granted. They all became surprised about his arrival there.