What is the significance of the stars in the poem, ‘Brotherhood’?

In the poem, “Brotherhood’, the poetspeaker, standing under the night-sky, looks up and discovers a vast universe. The twinkling stars strike a note of new thought and open up new horizons of realisation. His rational knowledge cannot explain the mystery of the universe. But intuitively, he realises the vastness of the universe and his own position in it. The stars, as he thinks, move, shine and determine his fate. These stars represent the cosmic force that controls everything. Therefore, stars suggest the mysterious working power of the universe and at the same time, determine the place of human beings in the whole organic system. The poet imagines that these stars in the night sky obliquely reveal the mystery of existence of everything around him.

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