The boy says that he hunchback slept in the fountain basin where he sailed his ship. To him she was perfect. Being free like the water where he sailed his ship. A chained cup is available attached to the fountain sink with which he drinks water from the fountain sink. And then the image of the woman. This craving of company and assurance of beauty within that company is what symbolises the hunchback as a frustrated artist; an artist who cannot be comprehended by life and this constraint in imagination fostered by life and society can also be seen in the kennel which is a virtual symbolisation of constriction.
He is often in slumber and he is also referred as old log sleeper. One was on his mobile phone, another called his little girl to come to him while a family over-hastily gathered their belongings and children and scuttled away towards the roadway. This poem is a vision of three worlds and two times. The hunch back also uses the kennel which is meant for the dog. From morning to evening he follows animals, birds, willows but in nights they follow him to his sleeping place. His is a stagnant , sterile existence. The other idea is how we free ourselves.
The people who come to the park do not like to see him. The man is not comfortable in life due to his consciousness of the reality and pain of life, especially in contrast to the perfect world he creates in his art. Whatever the case, he has created a beautiful piece of artwork that does not have to leave the park when it closes. Again like the birds and again, that can have a double meaning, not only just saying like he physically comes to the park but also in the fact that he has the freedom of the birds with his imagination. The speaker in this poem helps the readers to value human life because of the human mind and creativity rather than physical form. During the fire, My face was horribly burned.
This lack of pauses in the poem enhances the long, meandering poetic statements reflecting the hunchback's imaginative wandering. I just wish I could gather up the courage to finally talk to her. And the old dog sleeper Alone between nurses and swans While the boys among willows Made the tigers jump out of their eyes To roar on the rockery stones And the groves were blue with sailors Made all day until bell time A woman figure without fault Straight as a young elm Straight and tall from his crooked bones That she might stand in the night After the locks and chains All night in the unmade park After the railings and shrubberies The birds the grass the trees the lake And the wild boys innocent as strawberries Had followed the hunchback To his kennel in the dark. A Second Interpretation In this poem, Dylan Thomas combines themes of childhood, adulthood, humanity, and nature. In the park, the hunchback mixes up with the water, trees, of the town boys in the park. He is seen in the company of swans.
The speaker then says that the hunchback spent his night in the dog kennel, even though no one chained him up. This also helps Thomas to present the creative mind of the hunchback who, in his loneliness, imagines a woman for his companion — someone who is beautiful and does not possess any deformity of any kind; someone who stays with him even when the park is locked and there are no more people except for him. This reveals that the man is an artist, and though he has a deformed figure and lives in solitude, he has a mind able to create a beautiful piece of artwork that stands in direct opposition to his own body. The Hunchback In The Park Analysis Stanza 1 The poem, which you can read in full , opens up with a description of the main object of this poem, the hunchback. This suggests that the hunchback is always left in isolation and that no one is bothered to care about him. She is taken out of the ribs of Hunchback.
Thomas shows how the hunchback is a mockery to everyone, a sad man who everyone is scared to talk to, however not too scared to tease. The poem has 5 stanzas each in parentheses theme of confined space, isolation , and have a pattern of stanzas. They jeered at him when he picks up thrown out newspapers in the search of pieces of bread. A young couple lounging on the fresh grass having a picnic, the juicy aroma of sausages floated through the park. The child Dylan Thomas hurls the stone at the adult Dylan Thomas.
Thomas excels in making the reader pity the hunchback, and showing the true extent of his unhappiness and differences, using a variety of splendid phrases to create the surreal and sad atmosphere surrounding this very isolated man. Giving these children the opportunity now will keep this particular industry alive and booming. As I get off the bench, I spot the local children! Anatomy The hunchback is with the deformity in his body. Someone who can no longer interact with others, rather than when it is him being scorned. The old, decrepit van had been in the family for years, paint peeling, bodywork rusting, the ice-cream van was fit for the dump. He is always in slumber between trees and compared with old sleeper log. Sometimes it is filled with gravel.
However, everyone in the local park was swarming around the van, tired parents, bored teenagers, everyone needed a refreshment. So what does it make us think about? The course is obviously worn. It provides solace to him and tries to evaporate the feeling of loneliness. He is completely ignored by the society. In the absence of the people, nature stays with him. Also I would like to mention that London is deeply rooted in traditions.