myHSEBnotes.com

God's Grandeur - Summary | The Heritage of Words

God's Grandeur
English | Summary
Unit Four : God and Man
God's Grandeur
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Heritage of Words

In his sonnet "God's Grandeur" the poet G.M Hopkins praises the magnificence and glory of God. He describes the majestic deeds of God. He claims that God is omnipresent and omnipotent. The good deeds on earth are also the results of these qualities of God. Though human beings continuously destroy nature, it is never spent.

The world is full of the greatness of God. Due to His greatness, the world shines like ‘a shook foil’. It gathers to greatness, as it is full of resources. Despite this fact, human beings act adversely. They don’t follow the commands of God; rather they function to destroy the world. Earlier generations destroyed the earth and so is the case with the present generation. People are more interested in materialist gain and possessions than in celebrating the glory of a loving, merciful, heavenly Father. They act as if they are not rational creatures. As a result of their deed, the earth has become dry; it has the smell of human beings instead of its natural smell. Indeed the earth has reached to the verge of destruction. Nevertheless, the world is not completely destroyed. Because of the freshness that is inside things, nature keeps on regenerating. The sun sets in the evening only to reappear in the morning. These all happenings are the results of the god’s protection. He protects the earth just like a bird broods over the eggs.

Though the world is infused with the glory of God and Christ offered His body to be crucified, mankind does not live in awe of God, but imposes darkness on itself by running endlessly. Even so, despite humanity’s shortcomings, God is most capable of perfect love and embraces the world anyway. The poet is of the opinion that human beings acts are always directed towards destruction: knowingly or unknowingly. But God loves all the creatures of the world, so he works for the benefit of the creatures without any hope of benefit or profit. The poet inspires people to grow faith in God. 

Question for practice :
  1. Give reasons why men are unaware of the greatness of God?
  2. What is the central idea of the poem? 
Read this also :
Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT. Please Join with us on Facebook and Google+ for daily notes and updates.

Don't Miss our Stuff !! Get Notes Daily vai Email
Don't miss our post. Get Notes daily direct to your Email Inbox. Enter your Email Address and submit to Subscribe.
Enter your Email Address:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Don't forget to Comment. If you want any Notes, Guides or Information Write on Comment Box.

Do you have downloaded our Toolbar for your Browser ? If not then download it and get Notes eaisly. Click here to Download And integrate with your Browser.