Thing of Beauty-Question and answers
This poem is a
revolt against the commonplace reality.According to
Keats the object of beauty differs from an ordinary object.The
ordinary object appeals us only temporarily. Its effect is short lived and its
loveliness decreases with the passage of time.But the
object of beauty appeals to our senses permanently.It
cannot be destroyed by time and space. It is a temporal and its loveliness does
not fade. It is a ray of light and hope that consoles man in his miseries and
misfortunes. Then Keats mentions the objects of beauty one by one. The sun, the
moon, the old trees, the daffodils, the clear streams and the forest which is
rich with beautiful flowers-all these objects of beauty are a source of
consolation in a world Keats found that a beauty(beautiful
thing) is a source of perennial joy and happiness. it
leaves an indelible mark on our mind and provides us with etetnal
happiness whenever we think about it. our joy
increases as we keep on remembering the beauty . it is
just like endymion looking for cythisa
as his everlasting love .(according to greek myth)
Q.1. How is a thing of beauty a joy
Ans. A thing of beauty is a joy forever as its loveliness increases
through recollection and contemplation. It is a perennial source of pleasure
that ensures good health and quiet breathing; that brings relief in our painful
Q2.What makes human beings love life in spite of
troubles and sufferings?
Ans. In spite of troubles and sufferings human beings love life because
there are some beautiful things that move away the gloom from the depressed
minds. The beautiful things in nature like the moon, the sun, the trees, the
ferns and the daffodils bring happiness and reduce human’s sufferings.
Q3.What is lovelier than the lovely tales heard by us?
Ans. Our earth which is the source of all beauty; the fountain of
immortal drink from heaven is lovelier than all lovely tales heard by us.
Q4.. Why is grandeur
associated with mighty dead?
Ans. The sad things become a source of beauty and pleasure when they
assume the status of art. The poet says that the contemplation of the
reminiscences of the mighty person who are dead gives us same pleasure as we
experience in contemplating beautiful things of nature.
Q.5.What becomes of all lovely tales we have heard or
Ans. All lovely tales that we have heard or read become a source of
pleasure. They become an endless fountain of nectar and give us heavenly