Ulysses” by A. Tennyson


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This is my son, mine own Telemachus,

To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle –

Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfil

This labour, by slow prudence to make mild

A rugged people. and through soft degrees

Subdue them to the useful and the good.

Most blameless is he, centred in the sphere

Of common duties, decent not to fail

In offices of tenderness, and pay

Meet adoration to my household gods,

When I am gone. He works his own, I mine.”

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1. Tennysons Ulysses reflects the values of the Victorian Period. Analyse the above lines, find out evidence of that and give your comment. (use about 60 words)

 

2. Think of different Ulysses in literature, especially Homers and Dantes, and compare them with Tennysons (Use about 60 words)

I cannot rest from travel: I will drink life to the lees.

To follow knowledge like a sinking star,

beyond the utmost bound of human thought. “

 

3. What does travel represent for Tennysons Ulysses (use about 60 words)

  

4. Think of different Ulysses in literature, especially Dantes, Pascolis and D Annunzios and compare them with Tennysons (Use about 60 words)