Home Burial Summary and Analysis
This dramatic poem ‘Home Burial’ was written and published in 1914. during this dramatic narrative frost has depicted a critical situation arising between husband and wife over the death of their son. there’s the drama of social adjustment in relationship. The son dies. This breaks the wife completely. She is standing at the highest of the staircase and peeps through the window and sees that her husband is digging the grave of the kid. On returning home, he talks of daily concerns.
This further strengthens the wife’s conviction that her husband isn’t touched by the tragedy in the least. The husband tries to elucidate his position to her, but she is unable to follow him. This creates tension between them. The wife becomes almost hysterical and desperate thanks to the tragedy and tries to go away from the house. The husband requests her to remain and ask him about her grief; he doesn’t realize why she is irritated with him for expressing his grief in a different way. Grief-stricken, the wife lashes out at him, convinced of his apathy toward their dead child. The husband accepts her rage, but the gap between them remains. She leaves the house as he angrily threatens to tug her back by force. it’s a highly suggestive poem, and therefore the title is that the most vital, since it doesn’t only tell us something about the burial of the dead child, but also about the burial of domestic peace.
The poem is about two tragedies: first, the death of a young child or the burial of a son, and second, the death of a wedding or the burial of a relationship. Though the death of the kid is taken into account because of the prime explanation for the couple’s conflict, the larger conflict that devastated the wedding is that the couple’s incapability to speak with each other. They both don’t attempt to begin their zone of grief and do not become the supporter of every other at the crucial time of need. Both are grief-stricken at the loss of the kid, but none of them is in a position to understand the way that their partner chooses to precise their distress.
Home Burial is probably the foremost intense of Frost’s dramatic dialogues dramatic as Chekhov and Anderson were, with the gesture, movement, tone of voice, and “sentencing” the instruments of the tragedy. Grief at the loss of a primary child spins the plot, and neither the wife nor the husband is at fault; but the conflict between the daddy, a countryman, and therefore the mother, a city-bred, is nonetheless pitiful and terrible. She is hysterical and sees her husband as a stranger, yet she speaks one quite truth – how the living turns quickly faraway from the dead – and she or he “won’t have grief so” if she will change it. To the person, it seems only right that he should have dug his child’s grave himself, in his family graveyard, visible from their bedroom window. he’s insensitive enough to repeat a rustic saying about rotting birch fences to his wife without realizing how the horror of decay has augmented her grief. Yet his own grief is as real because it is controlled.
He has begun to simply accept the death of his boy as she is yet unable to. And he speaks another quite truth in alternating gusts of humility and frustration, love and anger, as he argues their reconciliation. the difficulty between them is usually unresolved. The wife gives out the threat: ‘You – oh, you think that the talk is all. I need to go – somewhere out of this house. How am I able to cause you to – But time, presumably, will resolve their differences. In-Home Burial the strange and therefore the familiar are strikingly blended. The talk is that they talk about every day, the accents of a person and wife facing a kind of crisis. But things are strange -common in words, uncommon within the experience.
Frost brings larger issues into the forefront issues like a husband-wife relationship or that between man and woman, or life and death. The title of the poem is very significant; it suggests not only the burial of the dead infant but also of the domestic harmony. Home Burial, in beauty and grandeur, ranks with The Death of the hired hand. Frost’s these two dramatic narratives can favorably be compared with Robert Browning’s peculiarly intense and character-analyzing dramatic monologues like Andrea Del Sarto, Fra Lippo Lippi, My Last Duchess and therefore the Pauper Witch of Graf-ton (in Two Witches).
In-Home Burial, the poem has been employed very effectively. It gives expression to different reminder feelings and thought and is very helpful in revealing the characters involved. the most interesting of the poem is that the revelation of characters in ‘conflict’. The husband and therefore the wife are distinct personalities within the poem. the lady is, no doubt, hysterical and not prepared to listen to the logic of unfeeling man; the person is considerate and manly. to precise the intensities and interruptions, such masterly use of monosyllables is notable.