In My Antonia, Willa Cather pens a nostalgic story focused on a two people with a unique connection. Jim Burden narrates the story of Antonia Shimerda, the girl next door who happens to be a Bohemian emigrant. Jim moves to his grandparents’ house after his parents die; Antonia arrives in the United States with her family and little else. The two are vastly different, but bond quickly on the Nebraska prairie. Most people who study the novel acknowledge the obvious impact that Antonia has on Jim and see Antonia as “in one way or another, the center of the novel” (Lucenti).
In the novel “Return To Hawk's Hill” the author Allan W. Eckert tells a story of a 6 year old boy named Ben. This wasn’t an ordinary boy though as thought by his native american friends. The story starts in the vast wilderness of Canada along the Hudson Bay on some of the layering hills . Ben lived with his parents William and Esther who had another son named John and two daughters named Coral and Beth. They lived on Hawks hill which was the tallest of the hills on their farm that looked over the bay.
There is a powerful meaning of nature in “Ethan Frome,” whose author is Edith Wharton describes the changing cycles of nature. The story takes place in a small New England town in the middle of winter adding to the tension of the story. This literature piece is from the realism era; literature in this time describes how this could happen to you. Nature is at its meanest during the winter where it’s very vengeful to everything. Winter is the time for death in nature by taking out those animals who can’t find enough food to stay alive.
August Bank Holiday, the day of the explosion, he visited the graves of those killed in the explosion, apologising on behalf of his family and begging their forgiveness. The rest of the year, he travelled around the country, following a well-worn path of his own making. For food and shelter in barns or outhouses, he would chop wood, do gardening, tell novel tales, or lend a hand at the many farms where he stopped.
As a child, my house sat atop a hill located in northern Ohio neighborhood. The small town I lived in had a diverse population between the people like me and the modern Amish culture. The town was quiet, the busiest time being the weekend, where the local farmers market was filled with people selling their homegrown fruits and vegetables along with homemade quilts, dolls, and jewelry. Uniontown, Ohio was a beautiful place year round, the trees changing to wonderful reds and flaming oranges during autumn, and the humongous Evergreens covered with heavy snow in the winter. I enjoyed that scene for nine years before my parents decided to move our family across the country.
Imprisonment and Freedom in Relation to “The Painted Door” Canadian literature has always been heavily involved with the wild landscape and nature. In Ross’ short story “The Painted Door”, he explores the themes of imprisonment and freedom in relation to the winter landscape of the prairies. This is evident through Frye’s concept of the garrison/colonial mentality and through the environment’s influence over the Ann. Canadian literature has been distinguished by its methods in writing nature and the environment as Frye suggested, “Canadian writing expressed a ‘garrison mentality’” in which their works highlighted a sense of separation and isolation (New 217).
For instance, there were many dangerous beast in nature and the tornado stroke Brian's shelter and broke his everything: fire, shelter and bow. It shows how hard it is to survive in nature.. The setting of this book is important because it has symbols. The setting reveals characteristic or information about main character.
To start things off, The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck has quite a bit of imagery to reinforce his theme of confinement and isolation. In the very beginning of the story he is already using imagery to let the readers get an image of what the valley looks like and the area around it. Steinbeck says “The high-gray flannel fog of winter closed off the Salinas Valley from the sky and from all the rest of the world. On every side it sat like a lid on the mountains and made of the great valley a closed pot. On the broad, level land floor the gang plows bit deep and left the black earth shining like metal where the shares had cut”.
The horrors of the war are reflected throughout the novel, but Ninh uses the landscape of the Central Highlands to reflect on Kien, and how the war affects him. There are sharp and horrific descriptions of the Jungle of Screaming Souls, where effective language conveys images of Kien’s suffering and the overwhelming power that it has on Kien’s mental state. Ninh also uses strong images and juxtaposition to reflect on his image of his hometown, and how that image has changed after the war, where the reader interprets people’s horrible suffering in poverty. The relationship between the violence and the natural landscape also conveys the traumatic environment that soldiers had to cope with, to the reader, using grim language to describe both the landscape and the violence.