Monday, September 30, 2019

2. "Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?"---Explain.

Answer: This line occurs in the sonnet "On His Blindness" by John Milton. Before half of his age, the poet has become blind. Before his blindness, he had not utilised his God-gifted talent properly. Now after losing the light of eyes, the poet sadly laments that his eyesight has gone waste without doing anything worthy. He repents that he has done injustice to his talents gifted by the God and expresses his doubts whether God will demand or charge from him the due work or duties. The poet also fears that like the third servant whom his Lord put to death due to not utilising his money (Matthew 25), God may also charge a huge penalty from the poet that is more fearful, troublesome, painful to him than his blindness.

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