This can occur, for example, when a man has no sons, and a daughter is specified as bu'e duge, a reference to a woman who marries without bridewealth, whose husband resides uxorilocally, and whose sons become heirs and successors to the sonless
WHEN THE BATTLE RECEDES When the defiant songs of battle no longer outvoice the trauma of the guns And the smoke of patriotic fervour clears to see the dead and the dying on the fields of human suffering Who, in this turbulent world has the overpowering right to make fathers sonless
, sons fatherless and wives widows?
Russian Pushkin scholar Nepomniashchii has singled out one scene in the fairy tale as particularly nicely demonstrating the mutual affection the sonless
father Saltan and the fatherless son Gvidon--separated and duped by dull and egotistic women--intuitively have for one another.
Por ejemplo, Santivan nos da a conocer los intereses de D'Halmar en cuanto a la lectura: "El Halvard Sonless
de Ibsen, que a los ojos penetrantes e irrespetuosos de Tolstoy es una de las mayores majaderias dramaticas del pasado siglo, para Augusto significaba un abismo de sugerencias esteticas y simbolicas como jamas se han escrito" (Santivan 1955: 313).
families, women and daughters suffered the burden of not having a male heir among them.