The Leitmotif of Expedition in Auden’s Plays
S. Mohan

S. Mohan, Associate Professor, Department of English, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 20 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 29 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 235-237 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10241284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1024.1284S419
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Abstract: Besides political and social themes, one finds the theme of Quest in the plays of W.H. Auden. It is a quest for several things: a quest for a new society as seen in The Dog Beneath the Skin, a quest for new human values as brought out in Paid on Both sides, a quest for new ideology as shown in the Dance of Death and a quest for a spiritual rebirth as exemplified in The Ascent of F6 ultimately leading to a quest for the realisation of self where it can ‘fly alone To the alone (The Dance of Death, P.27). Above all he seems to believe strongly that the quest of modern man to establish a new world and a new life would be successful.
Keywords: Realisation, Spiritual Rebirth, Quest, Quest of Modern Man.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences