Howl, and Other Poems - Footnote to Howl Summary & Analysis

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Footnote to Howl Summary

Ginsberg says here that everyone is holy and that everything is holy. He says poems are holy, the individual is holy, the middle-class is holy. He even says the rebellious ones are holy. He also says the kindness of the soul is holy. He shows the reader here that he sees holiness in every aspect of life and society around him. He sees this even though he also sees the defects in society.

Footnote to Howl Analysis

HOWL, in the end , is a cry for help, and a cry for the kindness of the human soul to restore sanity, beauty, and promise to humankind. Ginsberg sees the holiness in life. He sees that humankind must look at the way it treats each other as human beings, as being the way out of the abyss of materialism, war and empty...

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