Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Role/ importance of the character Watchman. / “But surely your time will come the moment you strike the gong!”—Explain.

Answer: In Rabindranath Tagore's play The Post office, all the characters are symbolically represented. Though all the characters are seen very simple, they convey deeper meaning. The character Watchman is not exceptional. Watchmen is introduced when Amal calls him during his patrolling. His duty is to ring his bell when time comes. Here symbolically Watchman represents the 'Time'. That time will spare nothing and it is the most powerful thing in this universe. According to Watchman, time waits for none but goes on forever. And everyone has to follow that destination where time goes. Thus, behind the apparent simplicity, dialogues, there are deeper and profound meaning continues to flicker.

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