Sub Topics: TENNYSON’S “ULYSSES” EMBODIES “THE MODERN PASSION FOR KNOWLEDGE, FOR THE EXPLORATION OF ITS LIMITLESS FIELD, FOR THE ANNEXATION OF NEW KINGDOM OF SCIENCE AND THOUGHT”
Key Words: Tennyson, the representative poet, Victorian Age, industrial, moral life, religious doubts, social problems, corrupt society, Victorian period, England
Tennyson, (1809-1892) a great literary titan, is the representative poet of Victorian Age and mirrors the most vital problem of industrial and moral life – “religious doubts, social problems, the revolt of the cultured mind against a corrupt society, pride in a far-flung Empire, the spirit of compromise so characteristic of the Victorian period”. He was, thus, a truly national poet and from a nationalistic view-point declares;
“There is no land like England
Where’re light of day be:
There is no hearts like English hearts,
Such hearts of oak as they be”.