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Goblin Market Chapter Summary & Analysis - The One Certainty Summary

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The One Certainty Summary

The voice of a preacher narrates his point of view about life in this poem. It is the preacher's belief that we have no control of our life. We cannot influence what we see or hear and our lives are cheerless and empty. He believes that life will continue in the same way every day until the end of time. Nothing will happen to change our lives until we die. Death is the ultimate power.

The One Certainty Analysis

The preacher's voice is negative and cynical. He sees no hope and joy in life and the only certainty is that we will die. In this poem religion is a dreary monotonous experience; it is not about the love of god or the regeneration of life. In this poem we are all suffering and paying for our sins.

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