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Analysis and comments on Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich

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Comment 26 of 136, 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.

Arafath Raihan from Bangladesh
Comment 25 of 136, 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
oppression.

kawsar from Bangladesh
Comment 24 of 136, added on November 23rd, 2009 at 4:05 PM.
POEM

IT IS NOT GOOD POEM HAHAHAHAHAHA

HELLO from United Kingdom
Comment 23 of 136, 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.

a.k.sutradhar from India
Comment 22 of 136, 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
alive.



sumita dhar from India
Comment 21 of 136, added on May 15th, 2008 at 11:36 AM.

aunt jenny has been subjected to exploitation by her husband representing
patriarchal society.she is docile and has endured this pain without a word
of protest .she did not open her feelings to any one .her emotions ,her
feelings her frustration find expression in the form of tiger she has
created .these tigers represent her mute reply to her husband and the
society she lives in . she understands that she should have been free
should have faced her husband boldly but only god knows why she preferred
to tolerate the attrocities silently

dayal from India
Comment 20 of 136, added on March 9th, 2008 at 5:09 PM.

This is pat of my curriculum and i love this poem and at first i thought it
was about abuse in a marital relationship but now i think it is more about
general patriarchy.

akshay from India
Comment 19 of 136, added on October 29th, 2007 at 11:31 AM.

I imagine that the tigers are actually masters by thier own right, while
the creator of them is infact enslaved. Here the irony exists.

D from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 18 of 136, added on September 4th, 2007 at 10:19 PM.

as adrienne focuses on the tiger she includes colors, which I believe are
choosen colors to help focus on happiness and to hope that Aunt Jennifer's
marriage will become better. And if any body knows the answer to this
question: does Aunt Jennifer die?

Hampton Graham from United States
Comment 17 of 136, added on August 15th, 2007 at 3:56 AM.

IT IS HARD TO UNDERSTAND THE INTENTION OF THE WRITER IN WRITING THE POEM
BUT IF YOU WILL EVALUATE IT YOU WLL BE CRAZY. I ASSURE YOU, YOU WILL BE
LIKE ME

ANN MARIE MAGNO from Philippines

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Poet: Adrienne Rich
Poem: Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Year: 1951
Added: Feb 20 2003
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