"Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, and hope without an object cannot live." Can you give me specific events where Rukmani shows that it is impossible to succeed without having hope?

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One event that demonstrates the truth about the quote above is the birth of Rukmani's first son. Before this event, Rukmani had lamented her inability to bear sons for her husband, Nathan. After Rukmani puts her fate in Kenny's hands, or rather, in the hands of western medicine, she bears five sons for Nathan (Arjun, Thambi, Murugan, Raja, and Selvam). Rukmani's experience with western fertility treatments gives her hope; she also learns that there are sincere westerners who will work tirelessly to improve the lives of her people. This knowledge increases her confidence in her ability to transcend the difficult hand life has dealt her. Rukmani is able to succeed in her goal of having more sons because she chooses to place her hope in western medicine: without hope, it is impossible to succeed.

Another event that demonstrates the truth of the quote is the monsoon storm that devastates much of Rukmani's village. After the storm, Rukmani and her fellow villagers discover that the paddy...

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