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Analyse how the poet deals the theme ofisolation in ‘A Hunchback in the Park,’ by Dylan Thomas.

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Analyse how the poet deals the theme of isolation in 'A Hunchback in the Park,' by Dylan Thomas 'The Hunchback in the park,' was a poem written by Thomas based on reality. When he was a boy, he used to go to the park, and always would see this lonely old man, whom he then wrote this poem about. The poet has looked at the theme of isolation in a intriguing way, solely looking at one specific persons isolated from the community, looking at the way he lived, and was 'mocked' by strangers. In the first couple of lines of the poem described as a 'solitary mister,' we can already imagine that the man is isolated from the community and therefore spends many of his days with his own company, banished to the park. ...read more.


When in the third stanza, we can see how he does not interact with people or society; he in fact runs away or turns his back in them. We, the reader depict an image of someone who no longer is a normal person, but someone who differs, and is known locally as a feature to the park where is presence is always there. 'Dodging the park keeper,' showing how the man does not want to talk or be disturbed or moved by the park keeper, he is at home in the park, despite the mockery, and does not want to be pushed out onto the streets, as he knows he will not be welcome. ...read more.


Throughout the poem the reader has extracts which help convey the loneliness and isolation felt by the hunchback I the park. Thomas has conveyed this mans isolation from the normality of a community very well. He has shown and described how the man is like a feature to the park, who is mocked and marred daily by those who expect to see him. Someone who can no longer interact with others, rather than when it is him being scorned. Thomas excels in making the reader pity the hunchback, and showing the true extent of his unhappiness and differences, using a variety of splendid phrases to create the surreal and sad atmosphere surrounding this very isolated man. ...read more.

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