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Ted Hughes early is said to be an observation of the world of creatures which in turn confronts the behaviour and existence of humankind itself Write about Hawk Roosting and The Jaguar with reference to the above Ted Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd west Yorkshire in 1930 His imagery is vividly cruel and violent and his ability to convey beauty and horror with his determination to understand the hearts of nature and mankind has received immediate recognition Ted Hughes utilises much attention to detail and hard-hitting language Ted Hughes uses the poems Hawk Roosting and The Jaguar to make representation of human behaviour and confronts the existence of humankind as well The Hawk Roosting poem is a very interesting and atmospheric description of the world of a Hawk Ted Hughes displays the Hawk in a violent and quite egotistical manor The Hawk is described in such a honourable and prestigious way but still it has raw aggression and gruesome descriptions of killing and power The Hawk in the poem has been given this idea that he is a god and that everything revolves around him and looks up to him This idea relates well to the confrontation of the behaviour and existence of humankind itself with many people in the world having such a view upon many aspects of importance in the world For example the political world is dominated by money people with money have similar views as the Hawk in that they think they have so much power and respect when really they are just violent hunters with gruesome tactics Just like the image of the Hawk they and the world are just dictators of life The Jaguar also displays such a relation with the behaviour and does confront the existence of humankind itself but here at a much different angle and with different aims Ted Hughes poem is of a zoo scene very
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