In the novel Candide written by Voltaire, one of the main motifs is the garden. It has been mentioned multiple times throughout the book. The first garden was the Castle of baron Thunder-Ten- Tronckh, there is the garden of Eldorado, and Candide's final garden. As a main motif, the garden symbolizes people's lives and how they must nurture them to have a good outcome. The garden is used cleverly throughout the novel to convey an optimistic moral about the importance of gardens' cultivation that determines the life and fate of the characters.
Once these characters are in the woods working on accomplishing their goals, they each face challenges that set them back. For example, Red is stopped by the wolf and later eaten, Jack is attacked by the giant, Cinderella is internally struggling with how to tell the prince who she truly is, and the Baker and his wife lose the cow. These challenges they face throughout their journey through the “woods”, all symbolize the obstacles we face everyday when we are working towards our ambitions. To go along with the setbacks, we also watch Red, Cinderella, and the Baker and his wife get lost in the “woods”. This issue of getting lost correlates with the idea that we get distracted or lost along the way while trying to achieve what we wish for.
For most people nature is viewed as a place of serenity and peace. The restorative power of nature comforts us. As Queen Elizabeth took the throne and Christianity spread, most Elizabethan’s saw nature as God’s creation that was beautiful and peaceful, a place for rest, relaxation, and renewal. In The Spanish Tragedy, Hieronimo cultivates a beautiful garden as a safe haven; in Hamlet, Old Hamlet retreats to his orchard to take peaceful naps; and in Titus Andronicus, the royal court goes on a hunt in nature for relaxation and sport. To the Elizabethan’s, nature would be seen as a positive force for entertainment, rest, and renewal.
This highlights the centrality of “the garden” in children’s literature and the positive experiences that the children have when they enter into the garden. However, Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1871), highlights the unpredictable nature of Alice’s fantasy garden. In this story, Alice comes in contact with nature that aim to criticise her, corrupt her and
In our culture, people get wrapped up in the major events in our life, the events that are planned, that are believed to hold our true happiness. Through Mary Oliver’s sobering words and structure in The Place I Want To Get Back To she suggests that true fulfilment is in small spontaneous moments that cannot be repeated, planned, or expected. She believes those are the moments that hold the most gratitude. By the use of descriptive language to describe the setting, Mary Oliver begins by implying that the poem is taking place in a forest without directly saying so. Oliver uses specific words like “pinewoods” (2) and “darkness” (4) to create the image of a dark forest.
The Flowering Orchard, on the other hand, inspires energy and movement through the powerful forms of the trees. Each painter makes use of different techniques to accomplish these emotional goals. Overall, Monet’s Spring uses mixed textures and unrestrained composition to create a gentle and dreamy hilltop view. In contrast,
Introduction The Biblical term peace and its cognates are foundational in the scriptures. It appears 550 times in the Bible. Peace and diversity are woven together as the threads of a tapestry; together giving us a picture of shalom, the way God designed the universe to be. Hence peace is a theme that constantly takes us back to the place of Eden, a place where the Creator and His creation were in shalom. This implies that whenever we have an issue caused by the fall, we need to go back and find out the source, where the cloth tore and sew it again with the right thread and appropriate needle.
Robert Frost is greatly known for his realistic imageries and his illustration of the rural life. Explaining in his writing to help examine the complex philosophical topics like nature
A poem is often distinguished from other forms of writing as an “art of rhythmical composition ... for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts,” (Dictionary.com). Poets use a variety of literary devices to express their emotions and portray what they are perceiving. In the poem, “Crossing the Swamp”, Mary Oliver uses alliteration, tone, and imagery to manifest in the reader's mind the emotions she felt as she crossed the swamp. Alliteration within this poem is used to offer emphasis on perspectives that the swamp is being viewed through. Mary Oliver alliterated the words branching, burred, belching, bogs, peerless, pale, fooothold, fingerhold, hipholes, hummocks as wells as sink and silently within the first half of the poem.
Its glorious colors and designs are certain to bring joy upon first glance. Flowers are everywhere; their fragile green buds sprout from the Earth’s floor, their pungent aromas pierce the air of every celebration, and their pastel petals land gracefully upon the monotone graves of the dead in a desperate outpouring of love.