This poem is about the actual incident that happened in during the Battle of the Nile where Casablanca, a year old boy, the son of Luce Julien Joseph was the commander of a warship. Felicia D. Hemans The speaker in the poem narrates that Casabianca was standing alone on the board of the ship which was already caught by fire. The flames of the fire were rising all around him, but he was so brave that he did not move an inch and did not have a single sign of fear in his face. He was so loyal and obedient to his father and responsible to his duty that he first wanted to take permission to save himself from the fire though he did not know the fact that his father was dead already down in the ship. He asked for the permission many times and also asked if he had fulfilled his duty properly.
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He is Forgotten Young Casabianca The beginning of the poem sets the tone of heroism and courage that is exemplified by young Casabianca. Some have died while others are selfishly busy trying to find an escape while this young boy stands undeterred. He realizes the raging nature of the fire and seeks the command of his father, the commander of the ship. His father does not reply and he continues to stand his ground. His Brave Death The situation worsens and the enemy shelling becomes even more unrelenting.
Casabianca asks his father again for allowance to alight the ship. He does not realize that by now his father had died and he was left stranded to fend for himself. Soon the fire seizes the boy. It first engulfs his head and then seizes him from all angles. The torment does not end there and his body his shred to small pieces as a shell collides with the burning body. He is Forgotten When the smokes settle and embers fade, there is no sign of the brave young man who weathered such ordeal.
There was no celebration of his heroic attempt as there was no relic of his feat and no sign of his existence. Even though no sign of his life was retrieved, his obedience to the cause of his family and nation immortalized his legacy into an undying legend. Some people may also wander if he did run for cover he might have saved his life and possibly serve his country more admirably. However, in the face of death his sense of sacrifice and devotion cannot be questioned or belittled.
In real, it was the merciless act of war that stole a young and vibrant life and ruined a bright future. The costs of violence and war are immeasurably huge to justify even though the political interests always attempt to do so. No related posts.
Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans: Summary and Analysis
He is Forgotten Young Casabianca The beginning of the poem sets the tone of heroism and courage that is exemplified by young Casabianca. Some have died while others are selfishly busy trying to find an escape while this young boy stands undeterred. He realizes the raging nature of the fire and seeks the command of his father, the commander of the ship. His father does not reply and he continues to stand his ground. His Brave Death The situation worsens and the enemy shelling becomes even more unrelenting. Casabianca asks his father again for allowance to alight the ship. He does not realize that by now his father had died and he was left stranded to fend for himself.
Casabianca Summary by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
She was born at Liverpool, but the family moved to Wales where she was brought up. She was quick in mind and had a fine memory. As a poet, she has been compared to long fellow. Like Couper, she loved the pathetic, and there is great enthusiasm for chivalry and heroism in her work. She also stressed moral values. Theme "A man of courage is full of faith. Deep-rooted faithfulness is majestic and unmatched which makes a man rise above all personal affiliation.
Casabianca (Explanation with Reference to Context)
And shouted but once more aloud. November 16, at 4: We would give vehicles supporting the extent of the gathering. In these lines poetess says that the boy once again cried out in loud voice. He looked around him from place of death with bold heart though he was disappointed. Burned, he nonetheless survives the war. These flames were shining over dead bodies of the soldiers killed in the battle. The poem represents honesty, innocence and responsibility building up inside a young mind.
A voiceover explains the significance of the city of Casablanca, in French-ruled Morocco. Getting to Lisbon was not easy. A tortuous refugee path brought people to Casablanca, where they would search for an exit visa for Portugal. Over the radio, the French police announce that two German officers were murdered on a train and that the murderer is headed for Casablanca. Shortly thereafter, an important German officer, Major Strasser, arrives at the Casablanca airport and is greeted by the local French commander, Captain Louis Renault. Rick observes dryly that the murdered German couriers were carrying letters of transit, but accepts the letters and hides them in the piano played by his house musician, Sam. Louis also mentions Victor Laszlo, a famous Czech nationalist, will be arriving in Casablanca and warns Rick against trying to assist Laszlo, whose political activities are a threat to Nazi Germany.