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azel29 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 19, 2009 at 1:10 PM via web

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what do these statements of maurya imply when bartley makes an exit?

"We'll not see him again."

"When the black night is falling I'll have no son left in the world."

What do these remarks tell you about Maurya's state of mind?

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dnguha | College Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted December 19, 2009 at 4:27 PM (Answer #1)

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Being foil to stop Bartley from venturing to the sea, the ill-fated mother Maurya gives way to resignation to fate. The remarks imply a prognostication of Bartley's death. "The black night" will be followed by a white dawn to discover her without any son left. A sense of the doom pervades the world of the speaker.

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