Comment -90 of , added on September 11th, 2011 at 6:39 PM.
Jenny seems like she is in a struggling and damaging marriage. I think she
uses her art to express the way she wants to feel. She wants to be free and
her own person.
Mitch from United States
Comment -91 of , added on September 11th, 2011 at 2:59 PM.
Aunt Jennifer uses her art to escape from the societal contracts she is
bound to. She creates these beautiful, strong tigers who are free kings and
queens of the forest. They make their own decisions. The tigers do not fear
men in the way that she does and do not cower in the face of pressure;
their world is wild and free where hers is controlled.
This poem refers to an early time. It is not common nowadays to create
screens made of wool and to use an ivory needle to do so. This leads me to
think that her marriage with the uncle was arranged or she was forced into
it for familial or societal reasons.
Her wedding ring weighs her down until death because it represents her lack
of freedom. The phrase "terrified hands" makes me think that her marriage
was abusive or she was incredibly timid or fragile. Even in death, it seems
she has not found freedom, but the tigers will keep representing the
strength she wished she had.
Krista from United States
Comment -92 of , added on September 11th, 2011 at 1:07 PM.
Aunt Jennifer has to restrain her desires being a woman and the only way
she can express her independent nature is by comparing herself with
fearless tigers. Maybe by screen in "tigers prance across the screen" she
is talking about screen of canvas, wool or paper where she can express
anything she wants and that will last longer than her controlled life.
Anu from United States
Comment -93 of , added on September 11th, 2011 at 12:53 PM.
In this poem, Aunt Jennifer is in an unhappy and restricting marriage,
which is why her hand is weighed down by the wedding band. Through her art,
she creates tigers who are free and not afraid of men, as she is. When she
dies, she is still not free from the hardships she endured in her marriage,
but her tigers remain free. I think through art, people can express their
feelings and create worlds in which they wish they lived in, as Aunt
Jennifer does in the poem.
Comment -95 of , added on February 16th, 2010 at 1:32 PM.
Analyse on 'Aunt Jennifer's tigers'
Aunt Jennifer was not mastered by her husband. She was mastered by the old,
obstractive system of the society. And the tigers prancing beneath the
trees symbolize, she can hardly wait to express her briliantness. So keep
in mind that it is not Uncle's false for everything.
Comment -96 of , added on December 15th, 2009 at 6:56 AM.
comment on ant jenifer's tiger
I think its very important for women. Here is strong voice against women
Comment -97 of , added on November 23rd, 2009 at 4:05 PM.
IT IS NOT GOOD POEM HAHAHAHAHAHA
from United Kingdom
Comment -98 of , added on October 7th, 2009 at 9:55 AM.
'Aunt Jennifer's Tigers' is a revolutionary poem.It revolts aginst the
oppression done by the male dominated society to the innocent women
class.The death of the aunt warns the women of the society to awake and
fight for their freedom and right,otherwise,they have to face the same
trouble and torture as the aunt faced.The poetess vividly portraits the
suffering of the aunt through poetic devices.
Comment -99 of , added on June 17th, 2008 at 1:54 PM.
It's an expression to project the way women are suppressed in our so called
male dominated society. many a times the aspirations and talents lie latent
, aunt jenny moves ahead give a silent but bold reply to the dominance
silently and aptly.Weaves her dream on the panel and quietly give vent to
her needs ,though none have understood yet she has kept her hope desire