Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 My Mother at Sixty Six Notes, summary, Explanation

12 class Flamingo English Notes Chapter 1 My Mother at Sixty Six notes, Summary, Explanation, Difficult Words

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Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 My Mother at Sixty Six Notes , Syllabus, Summary. Explanation, Difficult Words .

📚 Chapter 1 📚
💠 My Mother at Sixty Six 💠

❇️ Main Characters In This Story …..

  • Kamala Das – POETESS
  • Mother Of Kamala Das- Sixty –Six Years Old

❇️ Introduction of The Chapter …..

🔹 In This Poem, The Poetess Is Commenting On The Relationship Between A Mother And A Daughter When They Cannot Afford To Be Together For Long.

🔹 She Is Driving Towards Cochin Airport With Her Mother.

🔹 Her Mother, Pale And Sick Is Also Accompanying Her To The Airport. The Mother Looks Colorless Like A Dead Body.

🔹 Poetess Doubts If She Will Be Able To Meet Her Again. She Looks Out Of The Car, The World Outside The Car Is Full Of Joy And Activity.

❇️ Explanation And Main summary …..

The poem “My Mother at Sixty Six” beautifully shows an ever unfailing relationship between a daughter and her mother. Nostalgia smeared in separation appears to be the default setting of the poem.

The poet is driving from her parents’ home to Cochin by car, her mother by her side- sleeping -open mouthed very pale, colorless and frail-like a dead body indicating that her end was near. The poet looks at her and feels intense pain and agony to realize that soon death will cast her mother from her. She tries to divert her mind, looks outside at the young trees and happy children bursting out of their homes in a playful mood (a contrasting image) and then looks towards her mother who is sleeping weak like a dead body.

After the security check at the airport, she looks again at her mother’s face-pale and cold and smiles to hide her guilt and anxiety and with a hope to see her again.

“Familiar ache-My childhood fear” -the poet has always had a very intimate and close relationship with her mother and she has always felt the fear of being separated from her mother hence it is familiar. The poet reassures her mother that they will meet again .

❇️ Short notes …..

🔹 The poet is driving from her parents home to Cochin by car, her mother by her side- sleeping -open mouthed very pale, colorless and frail-like a dead body indicating that her end was near.

🔹 The poet looks at her and feels intense pain and agony to realize that soon death will cast her mother from her.

🔹 Tries to divert her mind, looks outside at the young trees and happy children bursting out of their homes in a playful mood (a contrasting image)

🔹 After the security check at the airport looked again at her mother’s face-pale and cold.

🔹 “Familiar ache-My childhood fear” -the poet has always had a very intimate and close relationship with her mother and she has always felt the fear of being separated from her mother hence it is familiar.

🔹 The poet reassures her mother that they will meet again.

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