1. What does love want from Flora?2. Which flowers had been fighting for the highest place of honor? Who were the supporters of the two competing…

1. What does love want from Flora?2. Which flowers had been fighting for the highest place of honor? Who were the supporters of the two competing…

1. What does love want from Flora?2. Which flowers had been fighting for the highest place of honor? Who were the supporters of the two competing…

1. What does love want from Flora?2. Which flowers had been fighting for the highest place of honor? Who were the supporters of the two competing…
Hello! It appears that you are asking about the poem “The Lotus” by Toru Dutt.1) Flora is the Roman goddess of flowers and nature. The god of Love asks Flora to show him a flower that would reign as the queen of all flowers.2) The lily and the rose “long had been/Rivals for that high honor.” There were flower factions (groups) which supported either the lily or the rose as the undisputed queen of flowers.3) The rose has long been used by poets as a symbol of love and passion, while the lily is tall and stately.4) The rose is red, while the lily is white in color.5) The lily has the face or mien of Juno. Juno is the Roman goddess of the state: her war-like and majestic vitality is the chief attribute of this protector of the state. Yet, as a deity of women, she is also the goddess of marriage and childbirth. So, you can see why Flora creates for Love a new flower called the Lotus. The lotus is the embodiment of both beauty and majesty/stateliness; it combines the chief attributes of the lily and the rose.Here, Toru Dutt, an Indian poetess of English poems, is showing her reverence for the lotus, traditionally used in Hindu religious ceremonies. The lotus is the holiest of flowers for Hindus.Thanks for the question!