Critical Appreciation on "THE SNAKE" by D.H.Lawrence

David Herbert Richards Lawrence(D.H.Lawrence) was born in Eastwood,Nottinghamshire,England on 11 September 1885.He was a famous English author,poet,playwright,essayist and literary critic who wrotes under the genre of modernism where his subjects were about emotional health and vitality,human sexuality and instinct.His poem "The Snake" is about his fortuitous encounter with a snake where he was entranced by the sight of the snake,the way the snake move,and so on and so forth.He was honoured that the snake chose to drink from his water-trough,and he adored and regarded the snake like a king.But,in the same time,the poet was also fearful of the snake,and he had a killer instinct to finish off the snake.This part shows the conflict between his genuine feelings and his logical thinking.His genuine feelings told him not to hurt the snake and just worship it,but alas,his logical thinking(his education background) overcomes his genuine feelings where he took a log and throw it at the snake.Although the log did not hurt the snake,the poet feels remorse and despised himself for doing it.

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