Unformatted text preview: assumption here is that like his guest, there are people who will ignore man like the colonel who tries to down grade other’s race, while there are others who will be affected. Everything in the poem is said in terms of the colonel, which might be used to show clear dominance of the man. Numerous times, things are mentioned as, “his…” “His house…” “His wife…” The meal that they had of lamb and wine, might even have a biblical meaning of the lamb representing innocence, which the speaker seem to have but not the colonel. The wine could represent blood, which I am certain the colonel has spilt over the years....
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- Spring '11
- Meaning of life, Greek loanwords, Critique –The Colonel