“In his side there are two red holes.” Who is the person referred to here? What do the ‘two red holes’ signify? What attitude of the poet to war is re
“In his side there are two red holes.” Who is the person referred to here? What do the ‘two red holes’ signify? What attitude of the poet to war is reflected here?
The person referred to here is a dead soldier who seems to be apparently sleeping in the lap of nature.
The “two red holes” imply that the soldier has been a casualty of the war with two rifle-shots in his side. Suddenly we realize that he will never ever wake up from his deep sleep.
The bullets used in the war caused the two red holes in the side of the young soldier. The “two red holes” reveals the fact that the soldier had suffered two bullet injuries and is a victim of the cruel and meaningless war.
The bullet marks in the ribs were deep and red but they were not easily noticed just as the pity of war is not felt easily until and unless it hurts someone directly. When everything does look placid in the bountiful nature,” two red holes” leaves us shocked at the horrible brutality of war and this antithesis has been judiciously used by Arthur Rimbaud to arise human consciousness against the war.