Rawiri reckons you're pretty brainy, eh? Gotta watch that koro sometimes. This was a long time ago. Anyway, that old paka's not the only one who knows some tricks. Uncle, is this where paka lost his reiputa? A legend is a semi-true story, which has been passed on from person-to-person and has important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates. You got the blood of muriwai in your veins, girl. Those young men you turn your back on. When Nanny asks where she is now, they respond she is right here, pointing to another bed in the same room.
You want these boys to fail? Koro quietly responds that she is all right, and then he tells her what had happened with Kahu. Kahu has to be strong against an awful lot of doubt and discouragement. As for Kahu, it is revealed in this section that she indeed is the spear cast through time so many centuries ago. There wasn't a reason to live anymore. Her father, Porourangi, and Koro convinced Nanny Flowers that this was a good idea.
Why don't you bring her? Nanny Flowers has often threatened to divorce Koro over his treatment of Kahu. Then she remembers what happened with Kahu and she asks with fear about her. Both are brave and aware. And soon, everyone will be strong. She said she had a surprise. But he knew the ancient ones were there for him. Kahu becomes ecstatic and they all express their great love for each other.
Kahu's Birth Ever since the time of the whale rider, Kahu's tribe has been ruled by a male chief. She could have come on the bus. She still got those things on her teeth? Koro's gonna be pissed off when he sees you smoking. I'm not gonna let you treat another child of mine like that. Did all right in there, eh? It is difficult to categorize folktales precisely because they fit into many categories.
For the boy who would be chief. The taiaha is an instrument of war. Paka, at school we gotta do a speech on where we come from and that. When my dad gets out, i'm gonna go with him. Anyway, it's just for a little while. He must make a responsible decision in how to treat this new rider. Yeah, well, this guy's playing golf.
He didn't want to talk anymore. With this happy news from Kahu, the narrative briefly shifts back to the whales where the bull whale and the old mother whale take counsel with each other, noting that Kahu will live and will grow up and find the place for her people in this changing world. Furthermore, one can extract from this quote an insight into Nanny's own belief system: she trusts that, whatever happens, Kahu will eventually return here because of the supernatural power of the birth cord's burial. Such a belief assumes that the Whangara people are currently out of place, and need someone to act on their behalf. You can't wait to get away.
She thinks of the reasons for this depression: his nostalgia for his time with Paikea. As she reflects on this, she stops in sudden realization: something is off here. Yeah, you've got the privileges. I let him think he is, though. The film was a coproduction between New Zealand and Germany.
Right from the beginning, you knew this wasn't for you. So he is an authority figure in the realm of their local culture and thus his decisions and opinions should hold great weight. However, Kahu demonstrates a host of leadership characteristics, all of which Koro is searching for. Nanny agrees, saying that that man would know how to treat women properly. You think about it, okay? I don't know what it was. The Origins of Kahu's Tribe The Whale Rider starts a thousand years ago, with a pod of whales. What do you mean, which one? This gives him his redemption.
The other female whales edge away, cautious of the sudden burst of anger that potentially will come from the bull whale, but the old mother continues slyly and warily. This means that her story has been in the making for many centuries. Both of the whales are struggling under the pressure of leading their people in troubled times. Waiting for someone to love it. We'll wait for the tide. Koro tells Kahu that he loves her regardless of whether she is a girl or a boy, and he names her the new leader, called Paikea, just like the founder of their tribe.
She asks him what is on his back and he replies that it is his lord Paikea. It's just it's anna's first child, you know? She climbs on the back of the ancient bull whale as it dives deep into the sea. As mentioned before, this relationship has clear evidence from past sections of the book and even receives explicit mention from Rawiri. As the bull whale realizes this, he puts away his nostalgia for the past and begins thinking of the present and future. What is the difference between legends, myths and folktales? The imagery of the quote emphasizes her little, innocent, vulnerable position. It's where we lived before we came here, where the ancestors are.