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

    The phrase "Blowing in the Wind" in this poem means that the answer to the problems mentioned by the poet like problems of wars, ego, discrimination (against the Blacks), sorrows of commoners, death of people because of war, is all around us. There is a solution to each and every of our problems butRead more

    The phrase “Blowing in the Wind” in this poem means that the answer to the problems mentioned by the poet like problems of wars, ego, discrimination (against the Blacks), sorrows of commoners, death of people because of war, is all around us.

    There is a solution to each and every of our problems but nobody goes out of his comfort zone to grab it. It remains there and anybody who cares for the world can get it.

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    Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poem The Frog and the Nightingale by Vikram Seth gives an important lesson that every person must understand his/her own abilities and talents and not be fooled by a critic who may not have the best intentions. One must develop self-confidence and belief in one’s own potential. The Nightingale,Read more

    The poem The Frog and the Nightingale by Vikram Seth gives an important lesson that every person must understand his/her own abilities and talents and not be fooled by a critic who may not have the best intentions. One must develop self-confidence and belief in one’s own potential.

    The Nightingale, in spite of being a very good singer, lacks confidence in itself and falls prey to the greedy and jealous frog who first exploits its skills by charging it for training and then ultimately becomes the reason for its death. Had the nightingale believed in itself, the situation would have been different.

    People nowadays fail to recognise their talents and also lack confidence in themselves. Hence, they fail in their lives though they have talent.

    Read the summary of The Frog and the Nightingale here.

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