- Q1:-Purpose of the essay.
- Q2:-How does W.B. Yeats conquer his fear and point of childhood?
- The essay “My Grandfather” is an extract from Yeats autobiography,
“Reveries over childhood and youth”
In this essay, the writer gives us a character sketch of his grandfather and grandmother along with his feelings about other members of the house. In his childhood, he used to spend his holidays in Saligo with his grandparents
His grandfather was a man of little word. He was a stout, haroh and strict person and never allowed anybody to break the rules. The writer tells us that the purpose behind the essay was to get rid of his pain, fear and miseries as through-out his life, he taught to tree himself of these fears.
Some of the fears and miseries of the writer were because of the loneliness he felt living with the grand-parents and some were because of his fear he felt about his grandfather. His fear was groundless as the grandfather was never unkind to him. His sensitive mind registers fearful impressions which became an indispensable part of his childhood. Having got up and having been able to analyze the happening, he succeeded to conquer his fears and miseries.