A Doctor’s Journal Entry on August 6, 1945

A Doctor's Journal Entry for August 6

by Vikram Seth

Symbol of silence in A Doctor’s Journal Entry

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Anonymous asked 6 years ago

Is the “silence” symbolic in Vikram Seth’s poem A Doctor’s Journal Entry for August 6, 1945 ?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 6 years ago

Yes, the silence all around, when the doctor was going to the hospital, has a greater implication. People are all shocked by the explosion. This may symbolize that the powerful always dominates over the weak. The stronger suppresses the weaker and makes him keep silence.

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