Despite Koro being averse to the idea and sending her away each time, she does not give up.
When she joins school, she becomes the leader of her cultural group and composes a poem in Maori for Koro. During the burying of the birth cord, Rawiri sees something like a small spear falling at the spot where Kahu’s birth cord was buried.
Harmony with nature as a theme has permeated the entire novel.
The mythical story of the relationship between man and whales portrays the oneness.
Therefore, "The whale rider" came and we can say that it is really a precious spiritual dish not only for New Zealanders but also for alls.
"The whale rider", a fiction of Witi Ihimaera, containing full of the power of history and traditions, has attracted lots of attention from onlookers. Let us go through and figure out why people call "The Whale Rider" as the power of history and traditions.
Kahu grieves when he overhears the story of whales being harpooned for their meat and blubber. When Rawiri goes home that night, he finds Kahu at the beach making mewling sounds at the sea.
When the sacred bull beaches itself, Kahu sings to it and urges it to help her.
From an early age, Kahu shows a keen interest in learning the Maori culture.
This is evident when she eavesdrops during the instructional classes.