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'The undiscovered country from whose bourn' No traveler returns, puzzles the will’.

i) Who is a traveler here?

ii) Why is it called an 'undiscovered country'?

Answer :

(i) The word ‘traveler’ refers to man. A man is being compared to a traveler: just as a traveler keeps travelling all his life, every person keeps on his journey of life until he is met by death and death is an event after which no man returns back to life; what happen in the afterlife is thus unknown.


(ii) The ‘undiscovered country’ here refers to the afterlife. The life after death could be bitter or sweet but no living being knows what happens after death and no dead comes back to explain the afterlife. Thus, the life after death is a mystery which no one knows about and thus it is referred to as the ‘undiscovered country’.


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