What do you think is meant by the blue winds dancing – what kind of wisdom?
“˜Blues winds dancing’ has been used figuratively in the story (Whitecloud 1). The narrator has used “˜blue winds dancing’ to refer to the life present in his homeland. The narrator uses the expression to indicate the difference that exists between the white society and the Indian society, which is his home. Through the expression, the narrator shows the way he values his own society. The narrator shows that his society lives in peace and shares their happiness together. “˜Blue winds’ has been used to mean the society or the group of people who form the society. Dancing has been used to show that the people enjoy the kind of life they have despite the fact that the white society views them as lacking (Whitecloud, 3).
The wisdom in the expression is that the narrator tries to show the difference between the white society that values civilization and the Indian society that values life as it is (Whitecloud 3). All through the story, the narrator uses the expression “˜blue winds’ to refer to the Indian society where he was born and brought up. He describes his society by likening it to the richness of the environment. He says that his land is beautiful and calm. People, referred to as the blue winds, are free to do as they please. They are not under pressure to keep up with any rush or race. He says the environment is pure where one can smell the rotting leaves from the forests. There are birds that sing as opposed to where he is, Wisconsin. He says that there is wind blowing in his heart, which means that he loves his people, the blue winds back home. Therefore, he uses the blue wind to show how he values his Indian society rather than the white society (Whitecloud 4).