A CELEBRATION OF HUMAN IDENTITY: AN ANALYSIS OF THE THEME OF ‘INDIVIDUALITY AND DEMOCRACY’ IN WALT WHITMAN’S “ONE’S SELF I SING”
Keywords:Individuality, Democratic Spirit, Interconnectedness, Social Commentary
The purpose of the current study is to investigate Walt Whitman’s poem “One’s Self I Sing” and the significance associated with its concept of “Individuality and Democracy” in the setting of the appreciation of human uniqueness. The objective of the research is to advance principles of democracy by bringing light on its importance of accepting and acknowledging individual uniqueness through the examination ofthe poem’s language acquisition, conversations and representations. The investigation aims to broaden and improve the understanding of the complicated nature of human personality through inquiry into the relation between distinctiveness and principles of democracy. This investigation was prompted by a desire to learn about the work of literature “One’s Self I Sing” by Walt Whitman, which is where Whitman establishes an intriguing connection between individual autonomy and democratic government. The investigation of Walt Whitman’s poem “One’s Self I Sing” uncovers its overarching concepts of uniqueness, political spirit, analysis, and interconnection. All of these concepts are honoured and investigated through Whitman’s powerful language and poetic approaches. Whitman’s poem underlines the significance for an atmosphere which promotes individuality and cultural diversity while maintaining an individual’s right to free communication. It highlights the relationship between individuals, the surroundings, and the larger sense of humanity. In its whole form, “One’s Self I Sing” is an argument for a free society, separateness, intellectual curiosity, and communication, as well as an appreciation of the distinctiveness of every human being. It provides an appropriate remembrance of how important it is to respect the disparities within people while appreciating humanity as a species. Through investigating the aforementioned concepts, one could develop a world that welcomes and upholds individuals while recognizing the distinctive characteristics of each individual within a framework of interconnection.