What is the theme of the poem Vocation by Rabindranath Tagore?

What is the theme of the poem Vocation by Rabindranath Tagore?

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  1. The theme of the poem Vocation is child’s desire for freedom. He has to follow strict rules at home as well as in the school. He is also subjected to punishment by his parents when he makes a mistake.

    Thus, when he sees the hawker roaming in the streets freely, gardener doing work with his spade freely and watchman walking in the night freely, he desires to be like them as he does not know their harsh reality.

    But the poem also throws light on how young children are treated at homes and schools. The poet explains how a child is psychologically affected by harsh treatment. So, the poem is a lesson for parents and teachers who remain strict towards the children.

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