ISC English —– The Dolphin by Carol Ann Duffy

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  1. Sanskar dugar says:

    Bring out the theme that the poem the dolphin potray?How does the poem sound as a vehement protest against the use of wildlife and protection of animal(400-450 words) ISC

  2. Manu Shri says:

    Can I have the themes and the poetic devices in this poem,Please sir

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Manu Shri, please don’t mistake me to be a qualified English teacher. So, my competence in answering such questions is limited. My answers may not fetch you the marks that you cherish.
      With thee limitations, I will try, nonetheless.

  3. Tara Agarwal says:

    What picture of unnatural world does the speaker dolphin indicate in the poem ?
    b) How does the speaker dolphin bring out the lack of mutual understanding between the animal world and human beings. ?
    c) How does the theme of stifling of natural impulse and behavior torment the animal world ?What picture of unnatural world does the speaker dolphin indicate in the poem ?
    b) How does the speaker dolphin bring out the lack of mutual understanding between the animal world and human beings. ?
    c) How does the theme of stifling of natural impulse and behavior torment the animal world ?

    Sir if you to please frame these out. For aroumd 100to 120 words

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Monday

    • Satya Prakash says:

      a. What picture of unnatural world does the speaker dolphin indicate in the poem?
      Answer .. The vast deep blue sea is the dolphin’s habitat. The aquarium is a miniscule of the sprawling waters where it was born and grew up. The aquarium is a lonely cramped place where a terse human being stands with an iron hoop to subdue the dolphin to submission. On his orders, it has to do various acrobatics to entertain visitors. The claustrophobia gnaws at it all the while, but, alas, there is no escape. The dolphin is doomed for life.

      b. How does the speaker dolphin bring out the lack of mutual understanding between the animal world and human beings?
      Answer .. No animal in the wild is genetically programmed to obey humans, and worse, entertain them. The dolphin hates the orchestrated acrobats it has to perform to entertain humans. Instead of miles and miles of free unhindered, deep sea water, it has to stay content in a tiny aquarium’s space where the water is neither shallow, nor refreshing. Humans love a wild animal forced to dance on command, but the dolphin simply loathes it. The world of animals is vast, natural, and savage. The humans love small, organized spaces with artificially created amenities, and food processed and cooked. Animals love their food raw, and live.

      c) How does the theme of stifling of natural impulse and behavior torment the animal world? What picture of unnatural world does the speaker dolphin indicate in the poem?
      Answer. No animal, big or small can reconcile to captivity. Animals are, by instinct, agile, aggressive, and daring. The dolphin has been trapped for life and has to live out its life span obeying the instructor. It revolts within, but can’t exhibit its disgust and anger. An aquarium is a very small fraction of saline water that keeps the dolphin alive – just alive. It is a cramped cruel space where a human being lords over it curbing its natural instincts. It wants to defy the instructor, break free, and escape to the wild again, but the idea is a vain one: it can never succeed.
      d. How does the speaker dolphin bring out the lack of mutual understanding between the animal world and human beings?
      Answer .. Humans do understand how awful an animal from the wild feels in captivity, but they are too insensitive to bother. They use the animals for food, entertainment, and various products for their day-to-day use. Human beings, as co habitants in the earth, have no empathy for any animal. The latter are poached, killed with extreme brutality. In zoos, the jungle lion is tortured till it submits itself to the trainer’s commands. In a nutshell, humans maltreat animals with not even an iota of remorse or regret. Through its heart-rending laments, the dolphin moans its fate and those of its mates in the aquarium.
      c) How does the theme of stifling of natural impulse and behavior torment the animal world?
      Answer .. A dolphin is programmed by Nature to swim, haunt, gambol, and do whatever else it can in the vast sea waters. Aquarium just keeps it alive, inflicting a thousand cuts on its freewheeling spirit, its prowess, and its love for liberty. The pain is unbearable, and the resentment is unmistakable. But, the dolphin surrendered everything the day it was captured. The sad saga of suffering started from that moment, and would continue till the dolphin breathes its last. Very pathetic indeed.
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  4. Rajni agarwal says:

    What picture of unnatural world does the speaker dolphin indicate in the poem ?
    b) How does the speaker dolphin bring out the lack of mutual understanding between the animal world and human beings. ?
    c) How does the theme of stifling of natural impulse and behavior torment the animal world ?What picture of unnatural world does the speaker dolphin indicate in the poem ?
    b) How does the speaker dolphin bring out the lack of mutual understanding between the animal world and human beings. ?
    c) How does the theme of stifling of natural impulse and behavior torment the animal world ?

    Sir if you to please frame these out. For aroumd 100to 120 words

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Monday.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      a. What picture of unnatural world does the speaker dolphin indicate in the poem?
      Answer .. The vast deep blue sea is the dolphin’s habitat. The aquarium is a miniscule of the sprawling waters where it was born and grew up. The aquarium is a lonely cramped place where a terse human being stands with an iron hoop to subdue the dolphin to submission. On his orders, it has to do various acrobatics to entertain visitors. The claustrophobia gnaws at it all the while, but, alas, there is no escape. The dolphin is doomed for life.

      b. How does the speaker dolphin bring out the lack of mutual understanding between the animal world and human beings?
      Answer .. No animal in the wild is genetically programmed to obey humans, and worse, entertain them. The dolphin hates the orchestrated acrobats it has to perform to entertain humans. Instead of miles and miles of free unhindered, deep sea water, it has to stay content in a tiny aquarium’s space where the water is neither shallow, nor refreshing. Humans love a wild animal forced to dance on command, but the dolphin simply loathes it. The world of animals is vast, natural, and savage. The humans love small, organized spaces with artificially created amenities, and food processed and cooked. Animals love their food raw, and live.

      c) How does the theme of stifling of natural impulse and behavior torment the animal world? What picture of unnatural world does the speaker dolphin indicate in the poem?
      Answer. No animal, big or small can reconcile to captivity. Animals are, by instinct, agile, aggressive, and daring. The dolphin has been trapped for life and has to live out its life span obeying the instructor. It revolts within, but can’t exhibit its disgust and anger. An aquarium is a very small fraction of saline water that keeps the dolphin alive – just alive. It is a cramped cruel space where a human being lords over it curbing its natural instincts. It wants to defy the instructor, break free, and escape to the wild again, but the idea is a vain one: it can never succeed.
      d. How does the speaker dolphin bring out the lack of mutual understanding between the animal world and human beings?
      Answer .. Humans do understand how awful an animal from the wild feels in captivity, but they are too insensitive to bother. They use the animals for food, entertainment, and various products for their day-to-day use. Human beings, as co habitants in the earth, have no empathy for any animal. The latter are poached, killed with extreme brutality. In zoos, the jungle lion is tortured till it submits itself to the trainer’s commands. In a nutshell, humans maltreat animals with not even an iota of remorse or regret. Through its heart-rending laments, the dolphin moans its fate and those of its mates in the aquarium.
      c) How does the theme of stifling of natural impulse and behavior torment the animal world?
      Answer .. A dolphin is programmed by Nature to swim, haunt, gambol, and do whatever else it can in the vast sea waters. Aquarium just keeps it alive, inflicting a thousand cuts on its freewheeling spirit, its prowess, and its love for liberty. The pain is unbearable, and the resentment is unmistakable. But, the dolphin surrendered everything the day it was captured. The sad saga of suffering started from that moment, and would continue till the dolphin breathes its last. Very pathetic indeed.
      ——————————–END—————————–

  5. Rajni Agarwal says:

    Bring out the theme that the poem the dolphin potray?How does the poem sound as a vehement protest against the use of wildlife and protection of animal(400-450 words) ISC. Sor if you could please help me out with this

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