Document Type : Primary Research paper
M.A.,M.Phil, MED, & Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of English Vaddeswaram, Green Fields K.L.UNIVERSITY, Guntur Dt.
Assistant ProfessorAnuragUnivesity, GhatkesarTelangana,India
Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Mathew Arnold, Gerald Manley Hopkinswere some of the well-known poets of the Victorian Era.
Browning’s poems were especially meant for people. He was a very firm believer of God. He believed that there is life after one’s death. Browning has his own way of conveying some principles of lifein almost all his poems. He is an optimist and hopes that the world at large will provideuseful answers to all the problems that man is faced with. Man is bound to live in peace discarding his sorrows and troubles. He believes in what we refer to in India as ‘God’s grace-‘Devudidaya’. The concept of hell and heaven are the sub themes in most of his poems. When we read the poems of Browning, the feeling of immortality occupies our mind. Man is suggested not to wallow in human misery, disturbances and the sorry state of affairs. There is every chance of men realizing things in their next life, and those which men could not achieve in their present birth. There is a significant emphasis and focus on the human effort as evidenced through Browning’s optimism, in order to reach the impossible. The idea of Victory and struggle is one of the hall marks of his poems. He expects men to slog as much as they can irrespective of what is achieved. There is a gulf of difference between the desire to achieve and achievement itself, which is the crux of humanity. The never-ending process of humans’ expectation of immediate returns is in their very nature. Life becomes worthy only through one’s attempts and not through their accomplishments. Our thinking reigns supreme over our mission of fulfilling the task of our achievement.