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    The enemies had bribed the warder with gold coins, who let them inside the famous citadel through the wicket gate. The greedy wardor did the wicked thing by allowing the enemies into the castle. Summary of After Blenheim Poem

    The enemies had bribed the warder with gold coins, who let them inside the famous citadel through the wicket gate. The greedy wardor did the wicked thing by allowing the enemies into the castle.

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    On hearing the tales, Wilhelmine exclaims in horror how “wicked” it all is. But the grandfather shushes her saying that it actually wasn’t as it was for a “famous victory.” Kaspar glorifies war instead of accepting it as a mean of physical and psychological trauma. Unlike his little granddaughter, hRead more

    On hearing the tales, Wilhelmine exclaims in horror how “wicked” it all is. But the grandfather shushes her saying that it actually wasn’t as it was for a “famous victory.” Kaspar glorifies war instead of accepting it as a mean of physical and psychological trauma. Unlike his little granddaughter, he is oblivious to the truth and lives under the illusions created by the rulers of the time. Due to this mindset, all the matters to Old Kaspar was victory only.

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    The poem “After Bleinheim” is relevant to the contemporary world as it presents the sufferings of the people who had to face the world, directly or indirectly. Robert Southey’s poem is an antiwar poem and is a critique to the people who glorify war and the war heroes, all the while being oblivious tRead more

    The poem “After Bleinheim” is relevant to the contemporary world as it presents the sufferings of the people who had to face the world, directly or indirectly. Robert Southey’s poem is an antiwar poem and is a critique to the people who glorify war and the war heroes, all the while being oblivious to the real reason for the war. In the present times, this poem recounts the sufferings of the people during the war and those who continue to suffer after the war. The moral of the poem lies in the fact that war can never be the solution for peace. War is not to be glorified as the common people are not actively linked to it.

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    Old Kaspar takes the object from Peterkin’s hand and tells to him “with a natural sigh”, as if he is trying to dig up his memories of the past, that what Peterkin has found is a skull. That too not an ordinary skull but a “poor fellow’s skull” who “fell in the great victory.” This is what Peterkin’sRead more

    Old Kaspar takes the object from Peterkin’s hand and tells to him “with a natural sigh”, as if he is trying to dig up his memories of the past, that what Peterkin has found is a skull. That too not an ordinary skull but a “poor fellow’s skull” who “fell in the great victory.” This is what Peterkin’s grandfather tell him in the poem.

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    The poet has portrayed two viewpoints in the poem through Old Kaspar and through his grandchildren. When Old Kaspar was narrating the horrors of the battle, he sugarcoats it and made it seem as if the that war was beneficial for the nation. On hearing these tales, Wilhelmine exclaim in horror how “wRead more

    The poet has portrayed two viewpoints in the poem through Old Kaspar and through his grandchildren. When Old Kaspar was narrating the horrors of the battle, he sugarcoats it and made it seem as if the that war was beneficial for the nation. On hearing these tales, Wilhelmine exclaim in horror how “wicked” it all is. But the grandfather shushes her saying that it actually wasn’t as it was for a “famous victory.” Kaspar glorifies war instead of accepting it as a mean of physical and psychological trauma. Unlike his little granddaughter, he is oblivious to the truth and lives under the illusions created by the rulers of the time. Due to this mindset, all the matters to Old Kaspar was victory only. This is how the poet presents the two viewpoints, one of the generation who glorifies war and the other who outwardly condemns war.

    used to sugarcoat it and make the common people believe that war is beneficial for the nation. On hearing these tales, Wilhelmine exclaim in horror how wicked it all is. But the grandfather shushes her saying that it actually wasn’t as it was for a famous victory. Kaspar glorifies war instead of accepting it as a mean of physical and psychological trauma. Unlike his little granddaughter, he is oblivious to the truth and lives under the illusions created by the rulers of the time. Due to this mindset, all the matters to Old Kaspar was victory only.

    used to sugarcoat it and make the common people believe that war is beneficial for the nation. On hearing these tales, Wilhelmine exclaim in horror how wicked it all is. But the grandfather shushes her saying that it actually wasn’t as it was for a famous victory. Kaspar glorifies war instead of accepting it as a mean of physical and psychological trauma. Unlike his little granddaughter, he is oblivious to the truth and lives under the illusions created by the rulers of the time. Due to this mindset, all the matters to Old Kaspar was victory only.

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    Through this poem, the poet shows how vicious the wars can be and how ignorant the common people are to its destructiveness. War is not the solution to peace and those who glorify war and think only of victory in regard to it are nothing but foolish and imbecile (stupid). Soldiers go through extremeRead more

    Through this poem, the poet shows how vicious the wars can be and how ignorant the common people are to its destructiveness. War is not the solution to peace and those who glorify war and think only of victory in regard to it are nothing but foolish and imbecile (stupid). Soldiers go through extreme mental and physical exhaustion while being out there on the battlefield and Old Kaspar, on the other hand, doesn’t stop caring about the great victory at the end of the bloody war.

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  1. The most tragic thing about the war in the poem After Blenheim was that it led to the mass killing of children. There were burnt homes. People lost their nears and dears. However the poet calls it a victory. Summary of the Poem After Blenheim Stanza Wise

    The most tragic thing about the war in the poem After Blenheim was that it led to the mass killing of children. There were burnt homes. People lost their nears and dears. However the poet calls it a victory.

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    The country was highly affected after the war. The soldiers burnt the villages near Blenheim and no one was spared, not even a childing mother nor a new-born baby. It was a massacre. The aftermath of the massacre is described by saying that it was a shocking sight. Dead bodies were not even proper bRead more

    The country was highly affected after the war. The soldiers burnt the villages near Blenheim and no one was spared, not even a childing mother nor a new-born baby. It was a massacre. The aftermath of the massacre is described by saying that it was a shocking sight. Dead bodies were not even proper burial but were left out in the poem, rotting in the sun. The common people during that time suffered immensely, without having anything to do with the war, directly or indirectly.

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    Robert Southey’s poem, “After Blenheim”, is an anti-war poem, showing the absurd intricacies surrounding the war which a common people are unaware of. For the common people, war is glorified as they consider it to be bold and an act of bravery and are only bothered by the victory. Old Kaspar says thRead more

    Robert Southey’s poem, “After Blenheim”, is an anti-war poem, showing the absurd intricacies surrounding the war which a common people are unaware of. For the common people, war is glorified as they consider it to be bold and an act of bravery and are only bothered by the victory. Old Kaspar says that the skull, found by his grandson, belonged to that of a brave soldier who died fighting in a way. To him the death of the soldier is not remorseful but the fact that he died for a great victory is more commendable. The poet critics the voice of Old Kaspar by making him oblivious to the real horrors of the war. He is unaware of how gruesome battles are and “many thousand men’s lives” are trivial considered to the victory that they have attained. He is ignorant to the actual consequences of the war and celebrates hollow nationalism by celebrating the “great victory.” Old Kaspar goes on to say that the reason of the war is not known to him but he knows one thing for sure that it was a “famous victory.” This shows how hollow nationalism is for common folk like Old Kaspar. He knows who won the war but doesn’t know the hardship and the bloodshed behind the war. He values war as the result of glory. The poet criticizes this form of glorification by making ironical statement like “great victory” and so on.

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    The war, in the poem, has caused enough destruction for all the people, who are not even linked to the war, directly and indirectly. The soldiers burnt the villages near Blenheim and no one was spare, not even a “childing mother” nor a “new-born baby.” It was a massacre. Old Kaspar goes on describinRead more

    The war, in the poem, has caused enough destruction for all the people, who are not even linked to the war, directly and indirectly. The soldiers burnt the villages near Blenheim and no one was spare, not even a “childing mother” nor a “new-born baby.” It was a massacre. Old Kaspar goes on describing the aftermath of the massacre by saying that it was a “shocking sight.” Dead bodies were not even proper burial but were left out in the poem, “rotting in the sun.” Old Kaspar says that his father used to live near the “little stream” but when the war broke out, “they burnt his dwelling to the ground.” Kaspar’s father was forced to flee with his wife and his child, having no idea where to go from there. This highlights the direct impact caused on the people in the name of war. The common people during that time suffered immensely, without having anything to do with the war, directly or indirectly.

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