Give an account of the crowd’s disapproval and displeasure with the patriot in the poem “The Patriot, an old story” by Robert Browning?
The crowd has now detached themselves from the patriot whose achievement they celebrated just a year ago. As a result of their displeasure with him, the patriot has now been tried, convicted and is being led away to be put to death. This is a brilliant portrayal of the frailty of public adulation and memory and fickleness of praise and glory. A year ago, roses and fame, but today he is left with nothing but shame and death.
Now, no one is on the house-tops to cheer for him, apart from a few palsied faces at the window set. He is walking in the rain, with his hand tied tightly with a rope. Some angry people are throwing stones at him. His forehead is bleeding. Finally he is taken to the scaffold and hanged to death.