Whistling of Birds

Whistling of Birds

 

Q:1     Describe the destruction that the winter caused in the essay   whistling of birds?

 Or      Description of winter season

Whistling of Birds is a description by D.H. Lawrence’s keen observation of winter season. The writer gives us terrible details of destruction caused by winter. We are just stunned to read these details. The writer has pointed out how winter proves like death not only for human beings but also for the birds. Winter is the name of death and destruction. It seems to be a very long and troublesome period. This season affects every creature. The heavy and terrible cold destroys and freezes everything. Every thing is colourless. Water in lakes, ponds, pools and streams gets freezed. The trees shed their leaves.

They are deprived of their all colours and charms. When cold becomes unbearable, small birds start dying. There bloody and torn bodies lie everywhere. Those who survive are frozen and dumb. The birds, animals and beasts suspend their activities. A dull and sad silence prevails. The whole world seems to be dead. A whistling of birds comes to an end. But the writer says that this cruel winter season with its forces of death and destruction is to be beaten by the spring season which is the season of life.

The detail of death and destruction of winter and afterwards the sudden arrival of the spring season that he gives in the essay are real like and much appealing to us. 224

 

Q:2     How did the sudden change take place when the winter was                  gone and spring arrived? Or Describe the spring season.

 

Whistling of Birds is a description by D.H. Lawrence’s keen observation of winter and spring season. The writer says after terrible destructions caused by winter, suddenly the weather is changed and spring the season of life comes with its all blessings.

Warm wind starts blowing. Long and black winters come to an end. The hard snow melts and lakes, ponds, pools and streams get filled with water. Birds begin to whistle in their silvery voices as if they were welcoming the approaching season of life. The wood pigeons begin to sing with happiness and in excitement. There is life happiness, activity and gladness every where. The black bird is forced to sing. The dove begins to coo. The voice of turtle is heard. Their songs are broken and uncertain. They are still in the cruel grip of fatal cold.

Every thing welcomes the new season which is full of joy, hope and life. Nature turns over new leaf of life. There is freshness and greenery every where. New shoots appear upon the trees. Flowers give off sweet smell. The lambs begin to dance. The time of pain and misery is over now. It seems to have gone far away. It seems to be only an illusion now there is no need to remember the suffering of the past. The new reality of spring is here. 225

 

Q:3     Describe the writer’s love for nature? 1996(s)

Or       There is a depiction of nature in whistling of birds. 2001, 02,                 03

 

No doubt, when we go through the lesson, “Whistling of Birds” we come to know that the writer is much close to the nature and has great love for nature. He explains two aspects of nature. To him one (winter) is ugly and destructive and the other (spring) is beautiful and revival.

The writer’s keen observation of winter and spring season shows his love for nature. He says, in winter season, the heavy and terrible cold destroys and freezes everything. The trees and their leaves are deprived of their all colours and charms. When cold becomes unbearable, small birds start dying and their bloody and torn bodies lie everywhere. Those who survive are frozen and dumb. A dull and sad silence prevails. The whole world seems to be dead. A whistling of birds comes to an end.

His description about spring also shows his love for nature.  He says, in spring, the hard snow melts and lakes, ponds, pools and streams get filled with water. Birds begin to whistle in their silvery voices to welcome the season of life. The wood pigeons, the black bird, the dove and other birds begin to sing with happiness and in excitement. The voice of turtle is heard. Being an ardent lover of nature he also recognizes that their songs are broken and uncertain. They are still in the cruel grip of fatal cold.

The writer’s description about the sudden change from winter to spring, destruction of winter, the voices of birds with their names and movements show his love for nature.

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