- BruceLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
1. The scene of whales rescuing and the whale riding represents another meaning. Paikea eventually was recognized by her grandfather after risking her own life to rescue the whales out to sea, and becoming a genuine whale rider and leader. The power of the film is not emphasizing the heroic images, but the hearts of the characters and eternal souls. Women’s rights issues are also paid attention to within the film while describing the conflicts between emotions and traditions. The story was not doing any preaching; it simply shows audiences, through the camera, the beauties of courage and confidence from a 12 years old girl with a never-surrendering attitude.
2. Paikea’s flash and blood are represented by rubbed ropes originated from the whale. Each rope stands for an ancestor. It symbolizes the motto, “united we stand, divided we fall”.