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Re: Aba Brother

Very well you have stated that you wish it were a metaphor and not a reflection of Tennyson's views. Most scholars understand the poem as  the conflict between art and life. And Tennyson captures the conflict by her desire for social involvement and her doubts whether such a commitment is viable for a dedicated artist. There appears also to be a commentary on Tennyson's dilemma who felt an obligation to talk on subjects that are out of the world, and outside of his immediate experiences, fearing at the same time that expanding into broader horizons might destroy his poetry's magic. Thank you, big sis and I am glad I could live up to your expectations. 

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2017 at 10:13 PM | link to this | reply

Re: SIR C C T

That is a very good analysis, indeed. Thank you so v. much.

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2017 at 9:30 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Kabu

The happy ever after leaves a kind of satisfaction behind, whereas Tragedy, evoking pity and fear, leaves us thinking had it not been this, or had that not been that, the tragedy could have been avoided. It touches os deep, that's why, probably. 

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2017 at 9:28 PM | link to this | reply

Re: FSI

Tennyson was exactly that.

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2017 at 9:25 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Lanetay

Perhaps that's how one could describe the tragedy. Thank you. 

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2017 at 9:24 PM | link to this | reply

Aba Brother

Ah, I love this poem and never tire of reading it. Thank you for sharing it with us and taking us on Tennyson's journey with the Lady. There is a part of me that wishes it was a metaphor and not a reflection of Tennyson's views, as some have stated. It would be nice if on some level he thought that once any of us view the outside world and leave the shelter of our homes, that we all experience 'the mirror cracked,' for that is how the world can appear, and the death of innocence follows, in one way or another. Perhaps, I like to think, that is why Lancelot mused about her lovely face; thinking it would be slightly less painful for one such as The Lady. Or not. Love it! 5s. Beautiful.  

 

posted by RPresta on August 31, 2017 at 8:39 PM | link to this | reply

You really dig beneath the Author's examples of melodrama. In reality I think most women would have been a much stronger character. Sure some have died from a broken heart, but most would endure the circumstances that were encountered. Men have felt pretty sick at times over lost love. I suppose it is like the death of an emotion.

posted by C_C_T on August 31, 2017 at 11:07 AM | link to this | reply

thank you. a great piece on this one of the \world's best known poems. Why is it that tragedy is almost always more lasting that happy ever after.

posted by Kabu on August 31, 2017 at 10:34 AM | link to this | reply

Tennyson did a great job touching upon human emotions.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on August 31, 2017 at 9:43 AM | link to this | reply

death of love and romance

posted by Lanetay on August 31, 2017 at 8:35 AM | link to this | reply

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