The iron ring

The iron ring

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  • Chapter 1: Exposition
  • Good morning Rajaswami, I was just woken by those elephants great timing! What are our plans for today?
  • Well, you better get dressed quickly. There is word that someone with the name King Jaya has just arrived.
  • Chapter 2: Exposition
  • Do you want to play a dice game? I promise it will be fun! First I will put out a big shiny jewel. " Does this inconvenience you?"
  • "No,it stands." I have small jewels. If you win then you can take the same amount of jewels to equal the amount of yours.
  • Chapter 2: Rising Action
  • "Tamar stood and looked squarely at Jaya. You have my word as king and Kshatriya."
  • "I lost my wager. I still keep my honor."
  • "Then obey dharma. Jaya rose, taller than he had first appeared. Hear me; understand me well. I leave you now; I have other matters to deal with. But, from this moment, you are at my command. You will go to my palace in Mahapura and there make good on your debt. Vow to do so without fail."
  • In this scene Tamar wakes up by an unexpected elephant. Rajaswami and Tamar have a talk because King Jaya has just arrived at their palace therefore Tamar must get ready quickly.
  • Chapter 3: Rising Action
  • "What king, lad? no one's been here"
  • In this scene Jaya and Tamar are playing a dice game that turns into something that can change Tamars life.
  • Chapter 6: Rising Action
  • Hello young man Mirri said. Here is some clothing I see you need after your shower
  • "Thank you for these elegant garments Tamar grinned and pressed his palms together. I never knew that gopis had this custom of welcoming strangers."
  • In this scene Tamar is pledging his life to King Jaya. Tamar doesn't want to be treated as his dog. In the end Tamar was drowning in his echoes.  Tamar still has the iron ring on his finger which resembles the promise he made to King Jaya.
  • Chapter 11: Rising Action
  • "A wreath of flowers is the token of pledge that's never broken. I give you mine."
  • "No. Go back to your village. This is a pledge that can't be kept. My journey lies between us. Would you have me give up? Bring you to Sundari? A king shamed by breaking his dharma? Or stay with your people, knowing I'd lost all honor? I still question it."
  • In this scene Tamar wakes up on a rug with a circle of his friends around him including Rajaswami, Darshan, counselors and attendants. Everyone is so worried about him. Tamar must explain what he did last night and what he must do on his journey.
  • "Jaya, The King of Mahapura. Where has he gone?"
  • "At the end, I wagered my life against his. I lost. I gave my word of honor; I swore to surrender myself at Mahapura. And so I must."
  • "Are you ill, my boy?"
  • In this scene Tamar is still on his journey to Mahapura. Tamar comes across a gopi in the river named Mirri. Mirri walks over to Tamar and gives him undergarments he must put on. Mirri then asks him to come to the choosing in town but, Tamar refuses.
  • "Perhaps because we see so few of them." I would like for you to come to The Choosing which is a festival in our town. Would you want to go?
  • "No. I'll take no part in it."
  • In this scene Tamar and Mirri are at The Choosing festival. The whole festival was going fine till the near end. In the end Mirri chose Tamar as her true love. Tamar cannot stay with Mirri because he must continue on his journey. Tamar believes it is the right choice.
  • "And so, king of Sundari, you tell me to leave you?"
  • "Yes, live your life happily. Follow your own dharma."
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