Analysis Of Blood On The Forge

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mystery not only for the Migration account, as well as for all of early twentieth-century Afro-American literature. The story investigates the strange incoherence of Smothers and the especially environmental theme in Blood on the Forge. The Moss brothers glorify nature, looking back on their Kentucky homeland with "pastoral" fondness. In spite of the fact that the nature of the South is idealized, in both the North and the South nature is dying. In the South, Attaway highlights the exhausted land, Big Mat 's barren wife Hattie, the family 's excessive hunger, and the chore of plowing all day with no incentive. Additionally, the urban landscape of the North is also painted as dull and dying. In the North, Attaway demonstrates the destruction of natural landscape, evident " in the pollution of the ‘dirty-as-a-catfish-hole river with a beautiful name: the ‘Monongahela,’” as well as the “mountains of red ore, yellow limestone, and black coke, that line the river banks” (43). Blood on the Forge follows the three Moss brother- Big Mat, Chinatown, and Melody. They move to the industrial wasteland of western Pennsylvania from the Jim Crow South. Blood on the Forge involves the inquiries identified with the short-term and long-term effects of human activity on local and global ecosystems; therefore, focuses on the interaction between environmental and social history. A prominent botanist, Arthur Tansley depicted the "ecosystem" concept, which implied ecology 's turn away from an
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