“And the rest is silence…”


Many times, art in its appeal holds its forte by deliverance of something like silence. The artist/author thus makes a serious use of silence in her /his work. Many times, silence speaks louder than words. There are effects of the unspeakableness. There are moments in our life when trying to conceptualizing the ‘nature of things’, we pause before we could express (for the apparent indescribability of the matter). Again, at times, ironically, we have to rely upon language/signs to express our unspeakableness!

Silence has its all-pervading existence in and around us. It may also be ingrained into the idiosyncrasies of a character in a novel, short story or drama. The use of it may help making a work of art intense and cerebral. The use of it may also make a work subtly subversive.

There is also worth of making cultural valuation of silence. Silence also functions as a means of sign, index, symbol.

Its significance increases in our mind when we consider that noise is the opposite of silence.  Someone said: silence can exist without speech, but speech cannot exist without silence. Silence may sometimes lead to ambiguities, but sometimes ambiguities can be solved by silence! Silence is also linked with our health for it lends upon our soul the much needed harmony within. It is associated with and is born out of our ideas, moods, and situations. Though Silence is an abstraction, it has its singular strength of action too. Steiner, Heidegger, Octavio Paz and many other thinkers have highlighted upon the importance of silence in our life. Thus, by contextualization of silence we may justify its worth in our life.

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About Drishti: the Sight

Drishti:the Sight is a National refereed Bi-annual Research Journal in the disciplines of Arts and Humanities founded in the year 2012 publishing articles in the subjects of English Literature, Assamese Literature, Folklore, Culture.The journal has been enlisted in the UGC-CARE list (Sr.No. 42) in Arts and Humanities section.The journal is dedicated to the cause of young upcoming scholars of the nation.The journal publishes only authentic research articles. It tries to follow the research ethics to the core.