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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Fill in the blank

It’s now that I get to understand the usefulness of “Fill in the blanks” questions, which each one of us got to solve in our elementary classes. They tell us that one and only one option can fill the blank and appear correct…

Sometime I got them right, sometime I messed up with the answers. But the ratio was fairly better and at the end I was an average scorer…

But I could never get it right while filling the blank in my life. Sometimes, the choice was too big and sometimes puny. Somehow I could never get it right…

Now I know that choices are given to confuse us. There can be no option to the blank. There is only one answer which has to fit in and the sentence is completed. And then nothing is to be removed or added in it. The perfect sentence.

The life too has same equation. There is only one choice to fill the blank and nothing else. A perfect life.

I am still looking for that one choice…now without trying other options.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Poetic Justice

Those who have studied literature as a subject or those who have an inclination towards it or those who have anything to do with literature may definitely have an idea about what Poetic Justice means. For the less initiated, here are some definitions from a web search. Just read on…

“The idea that good is rewarded and evil punished.”

“An outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice.”

“An outcome in a literary work, not necessarily a poem, in which the good are rewarded and the evil are punished, especially in ways that particularly fit their virtues or crimes. For example, a murderer may himself be murdered, or a thief will find himself penniless.”

“Moral doctrine that requires that the good be rewarded for their benevolent deeds and that the wicked be punished for their transgressions; the doctrine is particularly influential on the resolution of melodramas and sentimental comedies.”

“Poetic justice refers to a person receiving punishment intimately related to their crime or misdeed.”

What do these definitions tell us, that the good always get rewarded and the bad are punished; that the evil is meant to damned and nobility wins the fruit of heavens…

Now consider this. This definition too is a part of the search generated.

“The justice meted out by poets (in an ideal world) - where virtue is rewarded and vice punished.”

Take a look at this, especially at the brackets. It clearly states that virtue is rewarded and vice punished in an ideal world…and we don’t live in ideal world. We live in real world.

Personally, I have met people who remained a pure soul all their lives, keeping themselves sacrosanct, always helping others like good Samaritans, and keeping Lucifer away from taking over their souls, waiting for a poetic justice. But Godot never arrived…they never had poetic justice. The good always suffered and bad prospered…

The world is no place to imply what books have been telling us for so long. World has its own way to treat people. And that tells me that poetic justice is only met, either in books or films…

Welcome to the real world.