Author: Jan Scholten
Conflict between cultural rules and family bonds. Mother who becomes an outcast because she leaves the tribe and her child to follow her own interests in art and science. A father who holds on to the traditions of arranging the marriage of his daughter for fear of becoming an outcast. A daughter who is in between the bond with her mother and the demands of the rules of her tribe.
Rigidity, in rules.
Rigid in order to suppress doubt in the cultural rules.
Guilty, < neglecting their child, leaving child alone.
Outcast, from not following the rules and rituals of the culture.
Poor, worn out, in rags, poverty from lack of success in arts.
Fear: becoming an outcast, being rejected, thrown out of the family, the tribe; seen with disgust; being alone in the world with a child.
Fear: poverty, being ugly.
Fear: missing possibilities for cultural development, art, religion, science.
Ailments from cultural unequal status of men and women.
Parents neglecting their children for their own development.
Old men looking back at their life, with content, with discontent.