The world of literature embodies rich experience of Love and Divinity. It is an ever-changing perspective, highlighting different contours of writers’ engagement across the world who has dealt with the stated themes with great candour.
This paper attempts to draw insights from John Keats, Eliot, Yeats and a regional writer Kanheilal Das to project a balanced view of love and divinity.
John Keats is an English Romantic poet whose verse is known for its vivid imagery and great sensuous appeal. His beloved Fanny Brown remained engaged in love until Keats’ untimely death. Keats’ letters embody commonest of human passion. He wrote, “You have absorbed me. I could be martyred for my religion i.e, Love. Similar echo is found in Charlotte Bronte, Vladimir Nabokov, Franz Kafka, Leo Tolstoy and others. Like John Donne, Andrew Marvel is not in the least romantically concerned with his beloved. Later B Teats and Maud Gonne liked each other but they were not in love. When W B Yeats says, ‘Love is false or true, it reflects the uncertainty of love-making’.
Kanheilal too lives in his stories, filled with intense quest and longing. His love real or elusive is still illuminative. The stories are like window shutter through which they see the pathetic poignancy of their emotions of love. The paper examines the primordial emotion of love, divinity and its aberrations/manifestations in the proposed texts.
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Suchona Patnaik, Ashok Kumar Mohanty. Literary Communication: Rethinking Love and Divinity in Some Select Texts. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2022;13(1):17-0. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2022.00003
Suchona Patnaik, Ashok Kumar Mohanty. Literary Communication: Rethinking Love and Divinity in Some Select Texts. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2022;13(1):17-0. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2022.00003 Available on: https://www.rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-13-1-3
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