Book title
The Aged Mother


Matsuo Basho


Bibliographic information


Links (adaptations, reviews, full texts etc.)


Relationships between generations, respecting and helping older people


Short summary
A ruler of a country orders that old people have to be abandoned and left to die because they are just a burden for the society. A farmer is forced to leave his mother to die but they find a way to show the ruler his decision was bad and make him cancel it.


Why is the story appropriate for the targeted groups of RSP readers?
It reflects social themes, social diversities


What are the distinguished readers interests reflected by this book/story?


Why is this story motivational for the pupils?
The generation clash has been an immersed issue through all ages. Teenagers always have a lot to say about that. Follows the national curriculum - interpersonal relationships.


Is there a historical, political, multi/inter cultural, migrant or similar context recognized in this book/story? 
Good or bad political decisions, creating laws and following or breaking them. Possibility of connection with different historical and national movements.


Is there a principle of inclusion reflected in this book/story and does it promotes understanding of cultural diversities and heritage? 
The story emphasize the importance of family and humane principles.

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