Predicament refers to an unpleasantly difficult, perplexing, or dangerous situation. Here, in this story, Satyajit was sandwiched in between his tragic loss of wealth and his uncle's expectations to fund him for the latter's daughter's marriage. He could not reveal his present status because of his ego and pride, especially after he was considered to be the benedict to his uncle. He was selfish and didn't want to let go of his status as a God among all the devotees at his uncle's place. However, revelation usually lightens the mood and unburdens one's heart. Thus, it might have been easier for Satyajit to be true and honest about his actual situation and let go of his pride.