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The narrator is the man in the title, an Ancient Greek hero talking about his loathing of his regal position and his wish to travel again before his impending death. In this poem, Tennyson presents him as an old sailor, a warrior and a king who is in retrospection on his experiences of a lifetime of travel.
As a result, he attempts to go on to face a new but familiar journey, not knowing if it would be his last. At home, Ulysses is unable to adjust to old age.
Regardless of his physical body, he feels his spirit is still longing for travel. He thinks his wife is too old, and he governs the people with contempt: He also condescends his own son by describing his timidity to rule the people and how his son is more capable of the common duties.
Ulysses boasts with a sense of superiority while trying to reassure himself. This is my son, mine own Telemachus, To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle- Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfill This labor, by slow prudence to make mild A rugged people, and through soft degrees Subdue them to the useful and the good.
Most blameless is he, centered in the sphere Of common duties, decent not to fail In offices of tenderness, and pay Meet adoration to my household gods, When I am gone.
He works his work, I mine He chooses a life of adventure over his family because that is what he knows best. Being a life long traveler prevented Ulysses from learning any of the responsibilities of being a father and a husband.
The only thing he gained from his journeys was the unending quest for more. Retiring home is an unsatisfying dull life, which is impossible for him to bear.Maud and other poems was Alfred Tennyson's first collection after becoming poet laureate in , published in Among the "other poems" was "The Charge of the Light Brigade", which had already been published in the Examiner a few months metin2sell.com was considered a disgrace to society in the early days of its release and was banned for eight and a half years, until popular demand made it.
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