Ms. Rushika Gill
Assistant Professor in English
BBK DAV College For Women, Amritsar, India
My research paper focuses upon the treatment of the theme of death in Dylan Thomas’ poetry in a positive way. Dylan Thomas has not adopted a pessimistic attitude in dealing with the theme of death. Unlike other poets, Dylan has accepted death as a part of life cycle and has not portrayed it as a monster gobbling up human lives. His poems have encouraged the readers to come to terms with death and confront it directly. My paper also throws light upon the bad effects of World wars which had made people of that age fearful of death. In such a scenario, Dylan Thomas’ poetry brought a wave of hope among the humans who were gripped by the fear of death and loss. Dylan himself was a part of that decaying world and therefore he could well understand the psychology of the people of his time. His poetry records a movement from darkness to light. His poetry, thus, emerges from his own perception of the outside world and therefore, his poetry is much closer to the reality of that time.