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1. The poem ‘Childhood’ exposes man and presents him in his true colours. All adjectives displaying negative qualities are not enough for such a man. This poem very innocently goads him to his real self. Explain.
Ans. Childhood symbolises innocence, purity, softness and love. As a child grows, these qualities start receding. Man becomes impure, cunning, shrewd, and a hypocrite. Grown-ups become blatant liars. They talk of love but practise hatred. They preach brotherhood and mankind but perpetuate hatred and killing. Simplicity and honesty evaporate into thin air the moment man crosses the threshold of innocent childhood.
Every effort should be made to revive that innocence of childhood. Every step should be taken to fill the vacuum created by the greed and selfishness of man with the warmth of the innocence and laughter of a child. There would be less hatred and more peace everywhere if a man starts practising what he preaches. It can happen if a man brings forth his true noble qualities to the fore. Layers of hatred have covered the purity and innocence of man. If a man removes this facade, the world would become a better place to live in.
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