Iswaran has a good feeling about passing his intermediate examination. His parents sympathized with him when he failed it for the first time, but years later they wanted him to do something useful with his life instead of failing the Intermediate Class examination. He was feeling good about this year and had studied very hard.
He always kept his head held high and bragged with his arms swaying, but he was only wearing a mask. Under that mask he felt like a miserable failure praying for success. He wrote a note that told his dad he was going to kill himself and he felt like a failure.
Meaning of the Story
“I am not fit to live. A fellow who cannot pass an examination”
After failing the test twice his parents did not show sympathy for him and after a few more times people thought he was a failure and would never pass. When everyone around him thought he was a failure it sunk in him and he realized that his culture did not want people who failed in class.