What would be your first thought if your dad choose his own work instead of your love? It would not be nice if the only reason to your presence was to carry out your father’s work, would it? This is exactly what happens for Pangma-La in the short story “The Shining Mountain” written by Alison Fell, from 1992.
The father and
The father is a famous mountaineer who is always on television (page 50 line16) and it is the father that has given Pangma-la the strange name; Pangma-la after The Shining Mountain, so she will stand tall and proud. The father said to her that one day they would climb the mountain ”Pangma-La” together. page 50 line15. The father had many expectations of ...view middle of the document...
She is a Scottish girl with a strange name page (50 line 1) therefore she is teased a lot in school.
She is getting bullied in school, and her name gives her a hard time.
She is afraid to dissapoint her father, and she is trying to live up with him.
She don't want to be a mountaineer like her dad.
The message in the story is that you have to follow your own heart. It is your own life you are living and you have to do things you want to do and not what someone else want you to do. Otherwise you will regret it in the end. Don't be afraid to be yourself, because in the end, people like/love you for the way you really are.
When you are writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen.
The main character in the text is a young girl with a strange name which is Pangma-la. The meaning of the name is ‘The shining mountain’. And because of strange name for a Scottish girl she gets teased by the other kids in school. Which naturally hurts her feelings and makes her cry but her father scolds at her if she does. So she stops crying despite the truth that she is sad. Pangma-la always turns very happy when her father gives her credit for something that she has done or compliments her.
“Let her be, she’s tough and hard as nails,” and Pangma-la was proud.” (p. 19 l.9-10”
Getting this recognition from the father means the world to her. She can’t even answer a
question without considering what the father would feel and think about it.
“”let me carry your heavy sack, daughter,” said the woman, but Pangma-la shook her head, for she was afraid that her father would be disappointed in her.” (p. 20 l.3-5)
Basically all her actions are based on how she believes it would affect her father’s thoughts of her. Even if it means she has to put herself through pain to be ‘good enough’ in his eyes as seen in the quotation above. The father who is a famous mountaineer is very strict and has a lot of expectations to his daughter way back to her birth where he chose to name her after The Shining Mountain.
“I called you after a shining mountain so that you would stand tall and be proud”
Not only did he name her after a mountain but he has also decided for her that she would climb the mountain together one day. He...