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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Here Alliteration is used. The sound of first letters "p" is same in both the words. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

    Here Alliteration is used. The sound of first letters “p” is same in both the words.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The responsibility of failed marriage is heavy for Aunt Jennifer. She is unable to live the hellish life which is controlled by her husband. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

    The responsibility of failed marriage is heavy for Aunt Jennifer. She is unable to live the hellish life which is controlled by her husband.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    She has created the tigers quite different from her own character because they is no other way to express her hidden desires and her anger against the patriarchal society. Through art, she is able to express everything freely. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s TigerRead more

    She has created the tigers quite different from her own character because they is no other way to express her hidden desires and her anger against the patriarchal society. Through art, she is able to express everything freely.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Following words depict the dominant and arrogant attitude of the wild animal: "Prance", "do not fear", "pace in sleek chivalric certainty.", "go on prancing, proud and unafraid". Read summary of Aunt Jennifer's Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

    Following words depict the dominant and arrogant attitude of the wild animal:

    “Prance”, “do not fear”, “pace in sleek chivalric certainty.”, “go on prancing, proud and unafraid”.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The adjectives "proud" and "unafraid" are used for the tigers carved by Aunt Jennifer. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

    The adjectives “proud” and “unafraid” are used for the tigers carved by Aunt Jennifer.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Uncle represents male chauvinism and male domination. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

    Uncle represents male chauvinism and male domination.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Denizens mean inhabitants. Chivalric refer to the knights of medieval times. Here, in the poem, these words show that, the tigers live in a separate world where they are courageous, fearless and bold. They do not fear humans (hunters). Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt JennifeRead more

    Denizens mean inhabitants. Chivalric refer to the knights of medieval times. Here, in the poem, these words show that, the tigers live in a separate world where they are courageous, fearless and bold. They do not fear humans (hunters).

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Yes, we certainly sympathise with Aunt Jennifer because she is the victim of patriarchal and male-dominated society. The line "The massive weight of Uncle's wedding band sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand" shows that she is trapped in an unhappy and unsuccessful marriage. She is bearing the loadRead more

    Yes, we certainly sympathise with Aunt Jennifer because she is the victim of patriarchal and male-dominated society. The line “The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer’s hand” shows that she is trapped in an unhappy and unsuccessful marriage. She is bearing the load of her marriage.

    The poet also seems to be sympathetic towards her like us. This is why she/he exposes the ordeals which Aunt Jennifer is going through.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Following are the three symbols used in the poem: Aunt Jennifer's tigers: They represent the art which is free, eternal and voice for the voiceless. Aunt Jennifer escapes from harsh reality by carving her tigers. Uncle's wedding band: The wedding band represents the psychological weight of marriageRead more

    Following are the three symbols used in the poem:

    1. Aunt Jennifer’s tigers: They represent the art which is free, eternal and voice for the voiceless. Aunt Jennifer escapes from harsh reality by carving her tigers.
    2. Uncle’s wedding band: The wedding band represents the psychological weight of marriage which Aunt Jennifer cannot bear. It shows that her life is controlled by her husband.
    3. Terrified hands will lie still ringed with ordeals: It symbolises the oppression of women. The ring remains in her hand even after her death which shows that she is not free from the oppressive even after her death.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poem Aunt Jennifer's Tigers depicts two contrasting things. First fearlessness, boldness and courage in the art (the tigers) and cowardliness, fear and failed life of the artist (Aunt Jennifer). The poet explains how Aunt Jennifer finds peace in her art and escapes from the harsh reality. The haRead more

    The poem Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers depicts two contrasting things. First fearlessness, boldness and courage in the art (the tigers) and cowardliness, fear and failed life of the artist (Aunt Jennifer). The poet explains how Aunt Jennifer finds peace in her art and escapes from the harsh reality.

    The harsh reality refers to her failed marriage in which her husband is dominating over her life. She does not seem to possess any rights or privileges. The “massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band” on her hand shows that she has no control over her life. She is subjected to ordeals and will have to bear them throughout her life.

    When she carves the tigers on canvas, her fingers flutter like the wings of birds which show that she is terrified because of her husband. Thus the poem exposes the evils of patriarchal society.

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