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King Canute

Jun

3

2012

I need some notes on the Poem King Canute .

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sujata
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King Canute
King Canute is a narrative poem with a moral . It is a biography of a king who was obsessed with his Powers , he realizes his own weakness as moral human being .
Theme – A Man’s Greatness does not lie in position he occupies but in what he achieves through the grace of God .
This moral theme is developed dramatically in the poem . King Canute ponders over the victories in the dventurous wars. He goes for a walk along the sea shore . Hi collougues accompny him and flatter him he becomes quite weary. He wishes to be dead rathier than to live in frustration . His courtiers cheer him up wishing him a long life . Encourageed by their flattery , the king commands the waves to go back . To the shore . The king and his courtiers move away from the shore to protect themselves .It is only then does Canute realize that human beings have to praise and worship God who is the master of the universe . Against this conviction he forbids his courtiers to kneel before any man . From that day King Canute never wears his golden crown.

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