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1. How does Byron bring out the utter helplessness of man against the mighty power of the ocean?.
The ocean rolls on continuously, ceaselessly, in its own course. Man, proud of his pomp and power, is quite helpless on it. Numerous man-made ships pass over the deep, dark, blue waves of the ocean, but they fail to mark any impression on its vast, fathomless surface. Man, with all his selfishness and savagery, indulges in mad acts of destruction on this very earth. But the ocean all is not the least of his power of authority that ends with its shore. Man’s reckless wrecks are not committed on the waves of the ocean. Not the slightest shadow of his violent and cruel deeds can be perceived thereon. In fact, man is absolutely reduced to nothing, when confronted with the ocean. He is submerged to the invincible fury of the waves and perish helplessly. Those high waves throw him high and his body drops on the surface of the ocean and vanishes into its depth, leaving nothing butthe bubbles, coming out his pathetic groans. He dies without any grave, without any ceremonial observation to mark his sad exist.
2. How does Byron expose the utter futility of the human exhibition of power and strength before the vast and mighty ocean?
The poet dwells on man’s exhibition of his power and strength. His threatening arms and armanents are capable of striking down the very strong built walls of the great cities, invaded and plundered. Such mighty aggressive designs make even the monarchs and their generals terribly shaken and unseated under the apprehension of a political humiliation and extinction. Again, man is prone to boast of is mammoth battle-ships, comparable to the vast sea creature, Leviathans, mentioned in the Holy Bible. Such gigantic battle ships lead him to boast of his pomp of power and declare himself as the judge of war. But all such human boast and shows are absolutely vain, useless to the ocean that least cares for or bothers about the same. As a matter of fact, man’s arms and armaments, big battle- ships and dreadful weapons, all his shows of power and pomp are nothing to the ocean. These are as little and insignificant as the children’s toys to the mighty waves which scatter them as the ‘flakes of snow’ and they melt totally into the fungas formed under fathomless bottom of the ocean. This power of the ocean, indeed, proves too mighty and disastrous for the great Spanish fleet, sent by Philip the Second, in the Elizabethan Age to invade and subdue the English power under that august Queen Elizabeth. Similarly the battle ships of France, sent against the English navies, were torn asunder by the high waves of the ocean in the battle of Trafalgar, fought between the French naval power, under Napolean Bonaparte, and the English, led by Nelson. What Byron emphasizes here is the utter insignificance of man’s physical force against the invincible power of the ocean.
3. How does Byron expose the nothingness of human power and conquests against the power of ocean?
The tales of man’s powers and conquests and empires are all unsubstantial, andmange and melt in no time. The mighty empires of the part, such as the Babylonion * Assyria, the Athenian in Greece, the Roman in Rome and the Carthagean in corelange once stood and flourished on the shores of the ocean. They wielded merase powers and authorities and even were the arbiters of all political issues of per cames. All such mighty empires have long ceased to exist, hardly leaving behind any trace to mark. But the ocean has remained. It once served those powers that made the profitable use of its water. Many conquerors and victors, strangers and Savages subsequently made terrible inroads on them and turned their territories to unter desolation. The changes that have came over those powerful and populous Apures are too pathetic and bring out the nothingness of human powers and glories. Sunt the ocean remains unalterable, unshakable and wild as in the past. This has defied the power of time to bring about any change or decay in it. It has remained as vest, as bluish as ever. In fact, the ocean seems to roll as ceaselessly as it, perhaps, did on the very first day of creation.
4. Bring out Byron’s admission of his unfailing love for the ocean.
byron is quite frank in his admission that he has ever been an unfailing lover of the ocean. He traces how he could have his best enjoyment from it at all times of his life—in his childhood, boyhood and youth. The ocean proved to be an object of his youthful sports. It bore him just like its own bubbles and he seemed to roll forward with its rolling waves. As a boy he played with the waves as they broke upon the shore and retreated and he had immense pleasure from the same. In his childhood he, no doubt, got a bit fearful as the mighty waves came rolling and rushing forward, but that fear did not threaten but rather delighted his child mind. Indeed, that was a quite pleasing fear to him because he ever felt his oness with the sea.
5. Write a note on the Byron’s address to his readers in the concluding stanza of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.
Byron addresses his readers who have followed him all through his poetic presentation of the romantic venture of his hero Childe Harold. They have been the witneses to his pilgrimage through different lands and peoples and his experiences of and reactions to them. Now the time has come for the poet to bid them a sincere farewell . He is grateful to them for their kind forbearance and entreats them to bear in mind even a little of his thoughts and ideas, expressed in his work. He frankly admits that he should have immense gratitude to them, if they are kind enough to remember or recollect a single of his thoughts and ideas, expressed herein. He should consider then the poetic labour, he has undertaken has not gone in vain. He does not mind his own poetic pain in the composition and completion of this ambitious poetical project. He is ready to bear this pain all by himself and wishes nothing else but his readers delightful gain from the lesson of his poetic strain.
The concluding address is marked with Byron’s gift of self-revelation. The poet expresses here very candidly and politely his sincere obligation to his readers for their kind perusal of and patronage to his poetical work.
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