International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

Amal's yearning for freedom in Tagore’s The Post Office

Author(s):

Rohit

Abstract:

This research paper will try to examine the ‘Lost Childhood’ in the play “The Post Office”. The story of the play deals with the life of an orphan boy Amal. Amal is suffering from a fatal disease and remains confined to a room in his uncle’s home. The boy is disconnected from the outer world as he is not allowed to go outside. To overcome his loneliness, he interacts with several people through the window of the room in which he is confined. The play reveals his aspiration to explore the outer world. Amal is portrayed as highly imaginative as he gives a compelling picture of Dairyman’s village. The play exposes the miserable and lonely childhood of Amal as he is unable to enjoy by playing with other children. He lives an abnormal life and is restricted to a small room. He tries to reduce his pain by talking to the street goers. He feels some comfort when he sees the other children playing in the street and makes interaction with other people.

Pages: 11-12  |  175 Views  78 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Rohit. Amal's yearning for freedom in Tagore’s The Post Office. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2022;4(1):11-12. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2022.v4.i1a.50
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