Critical Analysis Of Quo Vadis

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time, he commits several “scams, murders, atrocities / Blood-curdling rapes”. See the irony of fate for the fair sex, and satire on the rich, inherent in the following lines: “Surely Shakti from Her numerous peethas / Must have been venting Her disgust, anguish and wrath / Leaving children to the mercy of glib-tongued multi-crore patis.” This line concatenates it with the fourth line: “Glib tongued politicos”, who “buy men”, in the poem, ‘Quo Vadis . . .’, thus, making his poems well-knit, coherent and cogent. ‘Coming of Age’ teaches that years do not make one wise and mature, but mind also grows “slowly” and “Acquisition of Jnana”, which is “the goal”, comes with constant contemplation at a stage when “mundane things fade”— man stops worrying about worldly cares and concerns. Enlightenment follows “Slowly, slowly, steadily”. Here, the poet advocates the development of a dispassionate and disinterested attitude in one’s life. The last line is worth notice that Jnana (knowledge) is achieved very slowly but steadily. The emphasis on words “slowly” and “steadily” reveals that the acquisition of true knowledge about life, like Buddha’s enlightenment under Bodhi Tree, is slow and continuous process. It can neither be acquired fast, nor by gaps in one’s efforts. This Jnana or knowledge is about the divinity, which “is all power and glory”. However, at the same time, the poet is doubtful, if it can be achieved in “this world clumsy / With things, wishes, passions around”. Though
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