write the theme of the poem aunt jennifer's tiger 

'Aunt Jennifer's Tigers' is a poem which concerns the loss of a woman's independence and identity due to her marriage and the role that she must constantly play as a wife which stifles her mental freedom. It deals with a woman who is trapped in an oppressive marriage, her situation seems inescapable such that she takes to creating the tigers in the poem which are symbolic of her wish for a free rein to her womanhood, independent of her role as her husband's wife. The bold images of the tigers are contrasted with the timidity of the woman, they are fearless and assertive, unlike their creator who leads an ordered and conventional life under the shadow of her husband.

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Aunt Jennifer is creating animals that are so different from her own character.She is perhaps working on a panel or strip of woollen cloth.With an ivory needle she is making the figure of tigers,moving freely in the forest.They have bright yellow coat with stripes.They are fearless of the men standing under a tree.They are proud of their freedom and physical strength.
  Aunt Jennifer is weak,therefore,her feeble fingers fail to pull even the light needle.She is creating mighty tigers on a panel but her own married life has been an utter failure.Uncle has perhaps been much too severe and insensitive to her feelings.The tiger symbolises what she has missed in her married life.
 Some day Aunt Jennifer will quit this world.She would be lowered into the grave.Her weak and terrified hand will still have the circular marks of her suffering.She will remain a slave in her grave.The tigers,however,created by her will go on playing merrily forever,proud and fearless.
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