Posted: 14 March 2011 at 7:54am | IP Logged
I was recently looking at the Arthurian legends and the concept of what makes a Knight. In the Medieval Era as we know, a Knight's code of practice was to protect the weak and defenseless. ; he was the a practitioner of the ideal virtues of nobility, and a follower of the Chivalric code at all times the fields of military,social and religion [ as in Crusades/ Jihad / Yudh].
Looking at the LTL story as yet , I could'ent help, but further draw analogies, between a Medieval Knight and Dutta .
Without a doubt, the sound of battle is in the air and the atmosphere spells a waiting for the beginning of conflict.
So, we look at the ensuing battles,for surely there are more than one in Dutta's life; with named foes; we see also his motives for battle some predicted others obvious; we see if Dutta receives help from outside agencies and who they could be; we also look into the kind of weaponary he is likely to use?; and finally we may wish to peruse the probable out comes of these battles ,along with their consequential setbacks...
Without delay , we look at the first battle, between Dutta and Ranga; Dutta's motive here clearly is to retrieve Kanna and his companion; he may wish to repay the villagers for thier kindness in offering him and his wife refuge; the out come, the return of the captives, rise in the eyes of the villagers as the courageous bastion fithing for what is right ; boost his own self esteem in his clout in view of his current partial blindness.
Next follows, his battle with Chaskar, here the motive may be self preservation as Dutta may be ambushed; to settle the score with Chaskar for the fail attempt at taking his life. Dutta maybe alone here or backed by villagers. The predicted outcome remains in Chaskar's death. The possible set back in this battle may be, Dutta's in ability to stop Chaskar from telling Kala about his where abouts.
Dutta's battle with Sudarshan comes next, the motive here for Dutta would be to punish Sudarshan for aiding and abetting Kala in the failed attempt to kill him. Dutta might be helped by Mahadev and his men ; the outcome is unpredictable as yet, as it is burderened by the set back that Sudarshan stands as Dutta's sister's husband.
Dutta's clash with Kala would be next; the motive here for Dutta would be firstly, to free the family from the hostage situation, regain control over his home and domain from Kala, and lastly to ask justifications from Kala regarding her part in sabotaging his life. In this battle, Dutta may be helped by Baji, and may well be armed with conventional weaponary. The out come here will again be weighed down by the glaring fact for Dutta ,that of Kala being the daughter of his foster mother. Hence forth unpredictable.
The last battle Dutta has, could be with Seema. His motive would be that of being once betrayed by this woman, here however I am sure, he will allow Seema to give her side of the story as he is indebted to her for saving his life. Dutta is likely to face her alone, armed with his rage especially so, when he had chosen to forgive her for the past. The out come would be obvious as Dutta keeps his wife and rejects her out of his life ,as he already done so recently. The setback here could be Aye's request to Dutta as a pay back for Seema saving his life, she may suggest to him to let her go and help her to establish her life in a respectable trade. In this case Seema may possibly return to his life in some form or another.
Finally for Dutta himself , the battles with profound meaning are those where he is to wrestle with himself.
The existing one would be to break loose from Nakku to answer the call of duty ,that of a saviour to the helpless villagers.
His battle between the natural instinct to take vengenance in his own hands, rather than in the hands of Bappa.
His battle between Darkness and Light ; darkness being the negative in him; and light the goodness in him which Nakku is bringing out in him..... Hence Progression versus Regression!
Thus continue Dutta's battles.....