JoRgE ZeDaN said:
To start off these two poems are very similar to each other because they both share themes in common, the main one in each being freedom. They both talk about this a lot and the story is basically based about the main characters in each both having their freedom taken away from them.
In Carpet weavers Morocco we can see how the weavers basically have to stay there sometimes under the sun all day making the carpets with barely any time to rest, as well as probably being badly fed, abused and harmed, this only makes the situation worse. All of this clearly shows us that their freedoms have been taken away from them, which is the main theme of the story.
In the other hand the poem caged bird shows us a more deep and a more serious case of freedom lack, the main character is trapped literally in a cage, even though he is a bird, still the story is about his feeling and how sorrow he is while living in the cage. He has less than a meter of space to live, limited food which they give him, he cant fly freely to where he wants to go, put yourself in the position of the bird, how would you feel? So as you can see this poetry also talks about freedom rights and the lack of them.
So as you can see both stories have a great part in talking about common social inequalities due to the fact that we can see how both talk about how some people in this world barely have any rights because most of them are taken away by other people who as a matter of fact have no right to do so.
March 31, 2008 10:30 AM | Reply to this Comment
1. Social Inequality
Both “Carpet-Weavers, Morocco” and “Caged Bird” address the theme of social inequality. By using figurative and descriptive language, ideas about social inequality are implied.
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