On Killing a Tree- Introduction

By | July 16, 2023


ByGieve Patel

Introduction of the lesson- ON KILLING A TREE


 In this poem, the poet symbolizes a deep-rooted evil. He says that a tree can’t be killed out just by hacking and chopping it. To put it to a permanent end, it should be uprooted entirely and left out to wither in the sun. In the same way, the social evil can’t be put out just by criticising them. The society should root them up to die forever.
(इस कविता में कवि एक वृक्ष की तुलना गहरी जड़ों वाली एक सामाजिक बुराई से करता है । वह कहता है कि मात्र काटने या फाड़ने से एक वृक्ष को हम मार (समाप्त) नहीं सकते हैं । इसको हमेशा के लिए समाप्त करने के लिए पूर्ण रूप से जड़ से उखाड़ कर धूप में सूखने के लिए छोड़ दिया जाना चाहिए । इसी प्रकार से मात्र आलोचना करने से सामाजिक बुराइयों का अंत नहीं किया जा सकता  । समाज को उन्हें हमेशा के लिए मारने के लिए जड़ से उखाड़ देना चाहिए ।)


The poem “On Killing a Tree” by Gieve Patel presents the sturdiness of a fully grown tree, strengthened by nourishment from the earth, the sun and the air. The poem also depicts the survival instinct of a strong tree which refuses to die even when its trunk and branches have been chopped off. The real strength and vitality of a tree lie in its deep roots. It is only when these roots wither that the tree loses its life.

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