This is what George Bernard Shaw wrote to describe himself to a journalist quite early in life. If it was true of Shaw when he wrote this, it was true of him till the end of his long life except in one respect that he died not as a bachelor but as a married man. As a matter of fact Shaw was essentially the same man all through his almost a century old long life. “Old at sixty or young at eighty, adventurous or responsible, Bernard Shaw has not changed. He is always the same in everything that matters. All his developments are reflections of his one first vision; all his plays form a cycle of mystical faith in which he proclaims that each one of us is a Man of Destiny, a servant of the Life Force, a temple of the Holy Ghost.”
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.”
Ans- Myth making faculty means the poetic articulation on something with utmost devotional zeal. Thus a common phenomena of life treatment of the poetry art. In Keats and Shelly such a quality is abundant. In ‘Nightingale' it is metamorphosed into a bird of spiritual and divide entity and takes a tourney to get ‘permanent’. On ‘skylark’ too, the bird becomes a symbol of divine joy and bless and becomes a myth for she lean creativity.
Ans- Through some concrete categorical hits from the poem we can easily from the ideal of the disembodied from of the bird skylark. It is a ‘spirit’ and ‘bird thou never worth’ It is the spirited entity being the cloud of fire with an ‘unbodied joy’.
Ans- Hardy’s Darkling Thrush being a swansong- utters some prophetic truth along with joy and merriment of some hope and prosperity which the poet is ignorant of amid the tasteless, insipid, frozen wintry landscape. It is a voice for future regeneration, birth and vitality.
2. Write a note on the imagery of the poem “The Tyger”.
3. How has Coleridge treated the supernatural element in ‘Christabel’?
4. ‘In tasks so bold can little men engage, And in soft bossoms dwell such might rage.’ – What attitude of pope is reflected in these lines?
5. What’s the function of Banaquo in ‘Macbeth’?
6. “The wine of life is drawn, and the mere less Is left this vault to brag of.” – Explain the image.
7. In the play “She stoops of Conquer.” Whom do you think stoop to conquer and why?
8. When and why does Serguis tell Petkoff that the world is not such an innocent place as they used to think?
9. What type of society is depicted by Jane Austen in ‘Pride and Prejudice’?
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