Money, property, and possessions play an enormous role in the play The Little Clay Cart. How does the material wealth (or lack thereof) affect the relationship between the two main characters caught in the strict Indian "Caste" system? Do you agree that even in the twenty-first century, the virtue of character and integrity supersede monetary wealth?
Cārudatta's self-created impoverishment makes him ill-equipped to court the wealthy Vasantasenā, while the evil Samsthānaka's elevated social status makes him a much better suitor in The Little Clay Cart. However, the line between wealth and virtue are often blurred in the Hindu caste system, as wealth was believed to be a reward for earned virtue in a past life. As such, the union of Cārudatta and Vasantasenā at the end can only be validated by the restoration of Cārudatta's wealth.
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The Little Clay Cart
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