Saturday, January 1, 2011
An Analysis of ‘Night of the Scorpion’
NIGHT OF THE SCORPION
I remember the night my mother
was stung by a scorpion. Ten hours
of steady rain had driven him
to crawl beneath a sack of rice.
Parting with his poison - flash
of diabolic tail
NIGHT OF THE SCORPION
The father of post Independence Indian English verse, Nissim Ezekiel, was a Mumbai born, Indian – Jewish poet, playwright, editor and art-critic. His works are an important part of Indian literary history. His major themes are love, loneliness,...
Commentary on “Night of the Scorpion”
by Nissim Ezequiel
The poem “Night of the Scorpion” by Nissim Ezekiel is an account of how the poet remembers his mother being stung by a scorpion when he was young. However, he does not write about his own feelings or reactions; we realize he is
Night of the Scorpion is set in a poor, tight-knit community in Egypt. We can tell this because the villagers believe in the fight against good and evil, they use curses and chants to take away pain and the medicines used are herbal. They even resort to trying to burn out the sting of the scorpion;
Nissim Ezekiel (December 24 1924 - January 9, 2004 )
was a poet, playwright and art critic. He was considered the foremost Indian writer in English English-language> of his time.
Contents 1 Early life > 2 Career > 3 Books by Nissim Ezekiel > 4 Some of his well-known poems >
Indian poetry has flourished over the last 4000 years. Today, it is composed and written in more than twenty Indian languages, including English. It has always echoed the voice of the times and revealed the pains and passions of the people. Its growth has also reflected our rich cultur
NIGHT OF THE SCORPION
‘Night of the Scorpion', in which Ezekiel recalls the behaviour of 'the
peasants', his father, his mother and a holy man when his mother was poisoned
by a scorpion's sting. Here the aim is to find poetry in ordinary reality as
observed, known, felt, experienced rather tha
1.5 POET, LOVER, BIRD WATCHER
The best poem of this volume 'Poet, Lover, Bird-watcher' displays
Ezekiel's views on poet's problems. He thinks the best poets wait for words,
like ornithologists sitting in silence to see birds.
Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher is one of the better known poems of Ezekiel
The Night of the Scorpion
By Nissim Ezekiel
We are going to stage a play "The Night of the Scorpion" which is a poem written by Nissim Ezekiel. He was a Jew by birth and born in Mumbai in 1924.He stayed in Engla
Perpetual Quest for Identity and Commitment in Nissim Ezekiel Poetry
About the writer:
(Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee is at present the Chairperson of the Post Graduate Dept. of English and is also associated with teaching in the PG Dept of English of Rabindra Bharati Univesit
Night of the Scorpion-Nissim Ezekiel
Two Scavengers in a Truck, Nothing’s Changed-Two Cultures
Vultures, Limbo-Contrasting Views
Nissim Ezekiel (White male poet):
1. Nissim Ezekiel was born in Bombay, now Mumbai, India in 1924.
2. His parents were Israeli and he was brought...
First person narrative portrays the story through the eyes of Nissim and shows that we are seeking exactly what he did. Ezekiel uses alliteration to describe the moment of the sting: 'Parting with his poison'. He alludes to evil in the phrase 'diabolic tail', comparing the scorpion to the devil. Th
Nissim Ezekiel's 'Night of the Scorpion' is the poet's personal account of his memory of his mother being stung by a scorpion when he was a child. He begins by explaining that the scorpion had come in because of heavy rain and had hidden under a sack of rice. Ezekiel uses alliteration to describe th
Night of the Sorpion' is a poignant poem that evokes the strong hold of superstition within our social psyche. Ezekiel recalls the night when his mother was stung by a scorpion. With the onset of the monsoons, the ten hours of warm and steady rains had compelled the mysterious scorpion to crawl into
About the poem – The poem was anthologized in Collected Poems (1952 – 1988). It is one of the first poems of Ezekiel and presents a scary picture of the superstition ridden India where an insect is given monstrous dimensions. It carries Ezekiel’s stringiest of satires against the many...
NIGHT OF SCORPION -
THE CRITICAL APPRECIATION
Night of the scorpion written by Nissim Ezkiel is an interesting poem and the poet brings about a very appealing contrast between good and evil in it; altogether giving the poem an essence of equality.
Ironic Mode in Ezekiel’s Poetry
by Prof. Dr. Ram Sharma The article is jointly written with Dr. Anshus Bhardwaj
In an earlier time the writers had great crave for using satire and considered it as the greatest literary tool but as they came under the influence of western culture,...