Hyperion: Book 1 Line 290-293 - Summary & Analysis

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Fain would be.....not be disturb’d (Book I: Lines 290-293)


      In this passage the scene shifts from Saturn to Hyperion. Hyperion was the only Titan left dethroned, but he was acutely aware of his fast-approaching fall. Men no longer worshipped him. No incense was burnt in his temples on the sacred hills. He was full of despair and fear. He was impatient for action, but unable to change the set order, he had to wait for the right time to begin his day’s work.

Critical Analysis

      Keats wants to suggest that nowhere in the universe can be with sanctity of the natural order be tainted or disturbed, Even those divine powers feel their incapacity in changing the natural order of things. The sanctity of natural order is a recurrent theme of Keats’s poetry.

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