Goblin Market - A Bruised Reed Shall He Not Break Summary & Analysis

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A Bruised Reed Shall He Not Break Summary

This poem is written from Jesus' point of view. Jesus is talking to a human whose responses we do not hear. Jesus tries to convince his audience to follow him and lead a religious life. Jesus persuades the listener to convert by reminding them of the sacrifices he made for mankind and the torture he endured on the cross. Jesus is determined to continue until he is successful in converting the listener.

A Bruised Reed Shall He Not Break Analysis

The title of this poem expresses the unseen character's feelings towards Jesus and religion. Through reading between the lines we understand that the character Jesus addresses is ambivalent towards Jesus and is pessimistic about religion. The title suggests that the character has suffered a crisis of faith and is the symbolic bruised reed. The negative...

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