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A RUPEE EARNED
Transcript of A RUPEE EARNED
By: I.F Bulatkin
Narrative Point of View
THIRD PERSON LIMITED NARRATION
Person Vs. Person
Themes of the Story,
"A Rupee Earned" are......
- A hard working blacksmith who lived in the land to the north.
-The son was so lazy, the world did not compare to him.
-The blacksmith questions why his son is so lazy
-offers him a deal so the son can prove he can work.
-Father does not accept the rupee twice since he knows the son decieves him
- the mother is helping the son and giving him the rupee
- The mother finally realizes that they are losing their hard-earned money in tricking her husband
-The youth listens to what the mother tells him to do - helping others to earn anna
-The son proudly shows the sack of coins to his father- who is still in disbelief
-Throws his money in the fire
-Son gets it out of the fire itself
-The father now believes he worked for the rupee and gives him the property
-The father goes to the land where no one ever returns
-We have plenty of knowledge of who the son is and what he is thinking and feeling.
- Limited information on the mother and father
-There are examples of irony, foreshadowing, and suspense in the story.
- The author comments on youth's thoughts and actions
- Works diligently
- Commitment and Energy
“A blacksmith who had worked hard all his life to provide for the needs of his family. So diligently he had laboured and so carefully he had saved that his wife and his children never knew want.” (275).
-Strong desire to succeed for his family
“I have been on friendly terms with work my whole life long. Little by little I acquired my household goods by toil and honest sweat.” (276)
-trying to modivate his son to accomplish something great
“You must prove that you can earn something by the labour of your hands; otherwise when I am gone you will not receive a rusty horseshoe nail. That is my will.” (276).
“The doting mother of this good-for-nothing youth could not bear to see him suffer.” (276).
feelings of pity and sorrow for her son's misfortune.
“Listen little son, here is a rupee for you. When you come home in the earning, pretend you are returning from work and tell your father that you have earned the money.” (276).
-encouraged her son to lie to her husband.
-secretive about giving her son money and ideas that will help him deceive her husband
-the son sat idly by depending on his father his whole life
“In all twenty years of his life, he had not earned a single anna, and he never gave a thought to fact that he was living on his father’s bread” (275).
-He is physically able
"Although he was healthy and strong, he didn't know to do anything but eat, drink and sleep in the shade."
-Symbolizes a test
-Symbolizes hard work and commitment
-Symbolizes a reward
-throws away the object that allows him to provide for his family
-the readers know that the mother is giving the son the money but the father does not
-the son works really hard to avoid work
-made a firm decision to work in order to earn the inheritance. He was determined to show his father that he is capable of accomplishing great things.
Son vs Father
Son is being rebellious
Wife vs Husband
Mother is not encouraging
her son to do work.
Person vs Society
Not earning the money
the way he should.
Person Vs Self
The youth has to decide
if he should work to earn the rupee or not
Person vs God
By deceiving his father twice
it causes him to sin.
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“Hard work is the key to achieving success in life”
We must acknowledge that one must pay the effort to get a good result.
“My son, show me that you can earn one rupee and all that I own will be yours when I die”.
“Although money cannot buy you happiness, it can give you the ability experience life at its fullest.”
“You must have the will to earn your own money because another person’s money will not help you”
So it is my son. Remember my words: As long as you work, you will have money and contentment, and all things will be yours. But if you will not work, another person’s money cannot help you, for someone else’s rupee is not worth one anna.”
“Someone else’s money you do not care about – that is cheap. But the money you earn by your own labour – ah, that you make a big fuss over!"
"Money plays a huge role in our lives and in today’s society whether we like it or not.
It is the key to the things that keep us living and without whom we would not able to take pleasure and experience life as a whole.
How is the father going to react?
“But unlike his father, the son of this industrious man was such a lazybones that in the whole wide world there was none to equal him.”
“show me that you can earn one rupee and all that I own will be yours when I die…prove to me now that you can earn something by the labour of your hands.”