ISC English Plus 2 –John Brown –Explanation

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  1. Hemanth says:

    Can you write an analysis of the poem

  2. Rhea says:

    How is the anti-war emotion expressed in this poem ?
    Sir can u give the answer to this question within a week… would really be helpful

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Will post it tomorrow.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      How is the anti-war emotion expressed in this poem?
      Answer … Wars bring out the beast in men. Going out with all one’s energy to kill and conquer a fellow human being is a primitive and diabolic method of settling our differences through bloodshed and inflicting pain on the adversary. The world has seen the advent of religions, liberals, philosophers, and ardent pacifists, but the propensity to take to arms has remained more or less in tact from the Stone Age. The pleasure of spilling the enemy’s blood is too ingrained in us to be curbed substantially.
      Bob Dylan is a pacifist, a poet and a singer with a soul that is suffused with compassion, empathy, and softness. He abhors the tendency to kill and maim a fello human being just because we can’t bring him around to our view through persuasion.
      John Brown went to war thinking it to be romantic, chivalrous, and patriotic. His mother was equally euphoric. But, John returned crippled and maimed for life. In the heat of the battle, he had lost his sense of purpose. He was bewildered and befuddled.
      The poem John Brown fills the reader’s heart with pathos, and trauma. Why did he go to the battle? What did he achieve? And, finally, why re wars fought? After reading the poem, these troubling questions haunt the reader’s mind relentlessly. There is no answer as to why this animal instinct of man rears its head over and over again. There is one conclusion to be drawn from this moving dirge – Wars are abominable and run counter to the core human values of peace and harmony. John Brown proclaims it loud and clear.

  3. aiza says:

    sir plz upload gift of india i m going to have my exam on 25

  4. Ananya says:

    Sir could you please upload an answer on birches ? It would be of great help ! Thank you.

  5. Vardesh Paliwal says:

    Sir, there are 12 stanzas. You’ve only mentioned 11.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      It appears I have mistakenly joined two stanzas somewhere. It shouldn’t affect the over all explanation. Later, when time permits, I will edit the whole thing. Thank you so much for pointing out.

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