Essay On Circus
Circus is a very good means of entertainment. A few days back the “Great Indian Circus” had been to our city. I went to see this circus with my brother. He booked the tickets in advance. It was a Sunday. We reached there before time.
The main pavilion of the circus was huge. In addition, there were many small and big tents around. There was quite a lot of excitement near the main entrance. Huge posters advertising the circus were posted outside. Various acts of the circus were displayed on them. The main tent was decorated with colorful electric bulbs. Music was played on loudspeakers. As we entered in, we saw that the tent was full of spectators. A very nice seating arrangement was done. We sat in the front row. Soon the circus began.
Two jokers entered first. One was very tall and the other was very short. Their faces were painted and they were wearing funny dresses. They made people laugh with their actions and jokes. The jokers were followed by elephants, bears, horses and they performed various acts. The horses went round in a circle dancing to the tune of the music. The elephants performed pooja. Spectators were clapping loudly after each act.
Young boys and girls on swings were putting their lives at risk while performing amazing acts on the swing. One man threw four balls at once in the air and caught them artistically without dropping even one. Then a group of girls made a very tall pyramid by standing over each other. Then they did various acts on bicycles. The exercises done on one-wheeled cycles were very interesting.
The performance of the tigers was really amazing. The ringmaster performed this act with seven tigers. He made them walk in a line around the circus ring, made them sit on a small wooden stool, and made them walk on a narrow wooden plank. I was scared at that time. He also wrestled with the tiger. Sometimes he would use his hunter to calm down the tigers and they would immediately listen to him. I wondered as to how the ringmaster must have trained these wild animals? What measures he must have taken?
Circus is really a source of income for many. However, television and cinemas have reduced their popularity. Awareness of people towards animal rights has increased. Thus, the number of circuses has reduced these days. It will be so nice if we have a circus with only human beings as performers! I enjoyed the circus very much.