The Five Elements Of Eco-Criticism In Literature

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ECO-CRITICISM The word eco-criticism is a derived from the word ecology that is regarded in terms of human and its environment(the surroundings) that consists of nature including air, water, land,fire and sunlight (also known as five elements in Hindu mythology). In Hindu mythology it is said that these five elements exist in a human body that are arranged in a particular order and its imbalance may affect human drastically. On the other hand criticism is the art of observing even the minute details of a given topic, that does not necessarily mean negative but positive also. Moreover, in literature criticism has greater value , by eco-criticism we try to relate the literature with the ecology , as literature is the mirror of the society which…show more content…
was faced by the wider range of people for the first time irrespective of classicism. Writers of the modern age also reflected the society as it was, some of the writers being T.S Eliot, Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller and other who not only displayed their thoughts of the mechanized world but their language also projected the monotony fused with its richness of words unlike the romantic age where emotions were the main concern here robust structure and framing of the literature can be observed. While this also comes under the banner of literary aestheticism that is the most difficult part of English literature because of it gloomy images projected, as the literature of this time not only reflected the society but also helped in transforming the lives of people by providing the necessary solutions for such issues( which were sometimes direct and sometimes indirect that instigated the readers to weave a web of thoughts finally coming to the conclusion.), similarly in the essay “My Wood” Forster carries a hidden message with himself and leaves it to the reader’s to decide that whether they want to indulge themselves in the temporary materials or the nature which needs their help. Forster sculpted the essay in such a way that it leaves reader on a thinking mode without actually pinpointing the humans (by relating everything with himself). He also used so many biblical references that vibrates the human from the land to the either actual self or almighty on the basis of whom he urges the reader’s to shun the path of
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