“To keep you is no gain, to kill you is no loss.” In the novel In the Shadow of the Banyan, written by Vaddey Ratner, 7-year-old Raami’s world begins to collapse when the Khmer Rouge take order in her home of Cambodia. Over the course of the story Raami’s maturity grows, she becomes selfless given the events and circumstances she encounters, and learns to comprehend the consequences of her actions. First of all, the main character, Raami, changes from a mischievous, jealous 7-year-old to a mature
For my case analysis, I will be focusing on some of the mythical aspects of the Buddha’s life as I believe mythology can be very useful to gaining psychological insight. In the mythical realm, Siddhartha Gautama was named Buddha by Buddha Dipankara, who was also once a Buddha on Earth. This is parallel to the Brahmin who told Siddhartha Gautama’s father that he was to one day become a great ruler or a great sage. I believe this is symbolic of the universal truth, as above so below. What is happening
Critical Analysis The story ‘The Lost Child’ is very emotional. The author Mulk Raj Anand has brought before us the bustling and fervent movements during the festive season in a village. The setting is a village street where the seasonal fair was going on during spring with groves and flowering mustard field near the street. The story dates back sometime before the contemporary period. There were people riding on horses on roads and others sitting and carried in the bamboo and bullock carts.