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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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. Irony also contributes by showing how things are not always what we expect them to be, and that death may be closer than we realize. Therefore, the author used a unique setting to describe the theme of the story.

He uses imagery to illustrate the fact that life is too short and must not be wasted. Don’t have an account? Which of your works would you like to tell your friends about? Sign up for one. Sold by Patricia McCormick. Works Cited Nicol, Abioseh.

Life Is Sweet At Kumansenu – Four Levels | Flax Golden Tales

Some had swollen up and with weak, plaintive cries had faded away. It might be trying to give the superstitious cultural tradition of African country. He was presented there not physically rather spiritually. The setting describes the surroundings around the character and the area jumansenu which the character lives or spends a lot of time.

Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. These links will automatically appear in your email. His neck was tied with red handkerchief and Meji had hoarse voice. This story is set in a small African village, Kumansenu.


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. This article has 2 comments. Meji, as a spirit had come iumansenu to scare Bola as their culture interpretation. In a small mud house a widow Bola used to live with her seven years granddaughter Asi.

For the love and care of old mother Meji had also left his seven years lovely daughter, Asi with Bola. Therefore, symbolism is one element which serves to demonstrate the theme of this story. In this story kumnasenu provides foreshadowing and represents the emotions of the characters. Yet another way the author shows os theme through his use of imagery. He had sacrificed his love to Asi and hopen to give children love to Bola. Bola asked Meji about bad smell of kkumansenu body in the room that Meji convinced her telling that it might be dead rat.

On pagethis statement is made: Because of this, irony is clearly one way in which the author presents the theme. Bola gave birth of six children but all of them were died. They all became surprised about his arrival there. He slept whole day to next Saturday morning. The fourth aspect that illuminates the theme is irony.

Life Is Sweet At Kumansenu – Four Levels | Flax Golden Tales

He sees in her a love for life and wishes that he himself could be experiencing that sort of love. 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. He said he was tired much so wanted to take rest. Another element that shows the theme is the symbols of the story and how they represent death and the love a father has for his daughter.


Choose what to email Which of your works would you like to tell your friends about? As Meji died at the age of 30 and his spirit visited her. Secondly, the theme can be seen in the iss of characterization throughout the story.

We have read such liife concept in many texts. Please note that while we value your input, we cannot respond to every message. Asi could unlock it. Even though Bola lost her single son still she was proud of her such ideal son.

Suddenly Bola saw her son inside the house and became so much excited.

Send Us Site Feedback. The clean, round, blinding disk of sun and the blue sky covered and surrounded the small African village, Kumansenu.

The spiritual aspect given in the story is unacceptable in this scientific age.

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The spirit had come to thank for giving birth kumanssnu a chance to live a short and sweet life. Add a personal note. He had come to thank her for giving short still sweet life for him. Form the cultural and spiritual aspects the story is heart melting. I have a lot from the people about their contact with ghosts, spirit etc.