A Thing of Beauty
– John KeatsPoints to Remember
A beautiful thing is eternal, never loses its charm and has a lasting impression on our minds. The poet equates beauty to happiness.
By 'Beauty' keats means the sun, moon, old and young trees that give shade, clear rills, musk rose all have the power to uplift man's spiriti by providing sense of peace and serenity.
Life is full of trials and tribulations, lays of faith, sadness, disappointments, death of noble values among people. Man's life becomes worth living because of beautiful things which flash upon mind's screen to lift the veil of gloom.
Grand legacies of the mighty dead and the lovely tales have sublimating effect on man.
Question.1. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.
(c) The various objects of beauty around us remove the pall from our dark spirits. Beautiful things have the power to make us happy.
(d) The poet here means that the world lacks in men of noble nature or qualities. There are few people who are noble in character; most of the people are self-centred and pursue evil ways.
(a) The memory of beautiful things remains in our minds and strengthens our bond with the Earth. Every day, these bonds get strengthened by the flowery bands that we prepare.
(b) Humans suffer from hopelessness and sadness. Our poor style of living make us grim.
(C) Hopelessness, sadness and lack of noble ways are a part of human life. We harm ourselves by following unhealthy and wicked paths. These circumstances contribute towards making humans unhappy and disillusioned with life.
(d) Anything beautiful in our surroundings or even the memories of our beautiful experiences removes the pall from our dark spirits.