Pablo Neruda Analysis

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¨You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming¨ (Horden). There are two perspectives this quote can be observed from. First, repression exerted by fascist dictators won't keep democracy from coming. Second, even if you avoid tentations, love will make its way through. Pablo Neruda was born in Chile but lived most of his life away from his country. Poems in which he talks about being away from home will be constant during his life. Neruda started writing at a very short age and continued to write until his death. He published his first text at the age of 14. Neruda did only dedicate his life to writing but also made politics one of his passions and helped spread communism. During his career he won numerous prizes, from local contests …show more content…
During the 1930's and 1940's Neruda wrote about war, death, child soldiers, communism and fascism. Neruda started to write about this in response to what he saw during the Spanish Civil War. The author was living in Madrid, Spain during the siege of 1939 while the Nazis bombed the city in support of General Franco's military coup. Reading the poems he wrote during those years, we get to discover the true nature of the author and his beliefs. In his book of poems España en el corazón he wrote a poem about a bombing he witnessed and where dozens of children died after a bomb fell on a school. Events like this made him write against nazism and in support of what he believed could bring peace, communism. This event also affected him in a way that affect his personal life. Neruda entered politics as a reaction to the horrors of war and with the objective of achieving peace and improving the life of millions of people. Neruda's poetry on war is of great value in the sense that it transmits the horror it brought and helps to prevent something like that from happening

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