The third and fourth line “the fisherman moves his paddle thinking of home” makes one thing of numerous series of thoughts. The fisherman moving his paddle reflects the daily struggles in the life of a fisherman, and how he works relentlessly to catch some fish before he goes home. At the same time, the longing to the fisherman for his home is apparent. The fisherman, while moving his paddle, is thinking of his home. Is the fisherman tired of his daily chores, or is he unhappy with the struggles of everyday when he meets with success and failure alike? Such a question raises the interrogation of the fisherman’s life in those days, their duties, their culture, their living style, their communication and their philosophical intercourses. The fisherman thinking of home indicates that someone is waiting for him, may be his wife and children, for whom he needs to bring food.
The picture coincides with the last line where his pole lying in its rack is unable to catch any more fishes. The picture shows a fisherman paddling his boat lonely and trying to catch fish. The fisherman is seen to be sad as his pole will not catch any more fish, indicating the end of the day’s struggle. A question is raised as to whether the picture shown containing only one fisherman is indicative of too few people living besides a sandbank or besides a village? The picture coincides with the fisherman’s internal sorrow for not being able to catch enough fish, evident in the symbol of the fisherman rowing backwards trying to go home on the west. The cap on his head indicates the cultural inclination reflecting in the adherence to its primeval heritage.