Symbolism in A Doctor’s Journal Entry for August 6 1945

QuestionsSymbolism in A Doctor’s Journal Entry for August 6 1945
Prakash a asked 1 year ago

Comment on the use of symbolism in the poem ‘A Doctor’s Journal Entry  for  August 6 1945’ by Vikram Seth.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 1 year ago

The poem ‘A Doctor’s Journal Entry for August 6, 1945’ is rich in symbolism. The silence all around indicates at how the stronger dominates over the weaker and makes him keep silence. The nude procession, the tilted house all are symbolic of the decay and destruction of human civilization.

Specific symbols are already explained in the following links:

https://englicist.com/questions/whats-the-significance-of-nudity-in-a-doctors-journal-entry

https://englicist.com/questions/symbol-of-silence-in-a-doctors-journal-entry