Rabindranath Tagore Gitanjali Analysis

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Rabindranath Tagore: Gitanjali 35 Throughout history, the concept of freedom has been sought after by many nations and peoples on many accounts. From Socrates speaking out against the beliefs of his fellow men to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN, freedom has been one of the driving forces for ideas and thoughts. The concept of freedom was also prominent during and after the Age of Exploration in the 15th – 17th century, with India being discovered in 1498 and colonized, under British rule, in 1757. Since then, the Indian peoples had been controlled by a small population of Britons with no say in their country’s politics or economics until the people began to revolt against Britain in 1857. Hence, leading people like Rabindranath Tagore to speak up against the British rule and British monopoly through his literary work, the Gitanjali. As a result, through the many literary works of Tagore, including the Gitanjali, Tagore’s biography, his relationships, India’s movement towards freedom and the analysis of his famous work, Gitanjali were taken as separate meanings through the analysis of the historical, psychoanalytic and biographical lenses. Rabindranath Tagore, through the analysis of the biographical lens, was born into a Brahmin family in the city of modern-day Calcutta. Educated, originally at home, but at the age of 17, went sent off to England to receive a more formal method of education, though he did not finish his studies in England. In his adult
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