At the lowest quarter, the foreground, several rooms lie amidst a wintry grove of trees and two men sit apart silently and peacefully. One looks upward, appreciating the trees covered with snow while the other leans down, enjoying the sound of the water. On the other side of the veranda-bridge, another villa hides behind trees. As the zigzag path hidden in the trees extends further into a snow-covered mountain, the landscape illustrates a cold and peaceful mountain valley in serenity, leading our sight into an upper quarter. Tough pines and junipers root into the crag and rocks, full of vitality.
The woods—an area of land that is covered with growing trees—are often seen as a place where people can enjoy a peaceful setting. The main reason for this universal attraction to the wilderness is due to the will to escape society—an organized group of persons associated together as members of a community . In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Robert Frost uses the rhythm, the pattern of the poem and the lexical field to illustrate the division between staying in the woods, an ideal place, and their daily obligations dictated by the society, showing that the narrator is subject to the time passing by. The lexical field shows a division between two worlds: firstly, the familiar pictured by the society, and secondly the unknown represented by the woods. These two worlds are on the edge of each other.
He finished this painting after an excursion to a mountain valley after snow in the year (1533) when he secluded from the court. The painting depicts a graceful snow landscape of Suzhou (蘇州) with many imageries, indicating the virtues that a scholar should have. The painting presents brightness, quietness, and remarkable calmness of nature after the snow instead of monotonous coldness. Two scholars are sitting by the open windows of their cottage, enjoying the snow view of the mountain and the sound of the water. Wen probably dreamed Hua Xia and himself can be the scholars that he painted in the painting, as a way of realizing the traditional Chinese literati’s dream of reclusion.
The perfect hunting day is a cold one with fresh powder on the ground to track the deer after they shot one. Food is a must when going out in the woods for a long time. As are blankets being that the cold weather will get to you. Throughout this story, the author, Tobias Wolff, describes the realistic struggles every hunter goes through throughout the day, and other challenges they face on their adventure. The weather was cold being he was outside for an hour, feet nearly frozen.
The weight of the snow bends the trees and covers the town in white -- compared the darkness that lies below. Snow falls for the long, imprisoning months of winter. In Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton utilizes snow as a facade to not only cover darkness but also reveal the reality underneath. Zeena and Ethan’s loveless marriage hides within their home, just as white, soft snow piles and weighs down on the ground. Continually, Wharton describes Zeena as displeasing to the
Everyone can feel loneliness or isolation in their life. In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men two men, Lennie and George, travel to a farm, full of isolation for work, in hopes of raising enough money to pursue their dreams. Lennie is a big man with mental disabilities who does not know his own strength and George is his friend who helps take care of him. On the farm Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife which ends up also killing their dream. Steinbeck’s use of dialogue, word choice, and characterization develops his belief that isolation and loneliness is caused by both personal choice and social barriers depending on the character.
It is a cold winter day, the day after the feast of Saint Nicholas, and their destination is the home of the owner of a forest. Vasili shows little patience as he is in a hurry to get to the town to conduct his business. This business is trying to purchase that forest to procure wood at a low price before any other interested parties are able to get there before him. Nikita is kind and pleasant. Although he is valued by his master, he is also exploited by him.
In Horses Edwin Muir reflects on his childhood. At the beginning of the poem he sees horses running throughout the field, then he remembers his childhood fear of them by saying that he shows that fear is the main theme in the poem he talks about his perspective changing as he got older.In addition to fear, freedom is a major theme in the poem as he talks about how free the horses are when they are let free in the field, he describes them as wild and strange as they are running in the field.He talks about their beauty being constrained. Muir tried to portray a powerful image of the horses. He goes back to his childhood, and start to think about horses. He always wanted to give the impression of the horses.
Jack London’s background and personal beliefs are reflected in his short story To Build a Fire. In this short story, the narrator is traveling through the harsh environment of the Yukon but due to his lack of imagination and experience he finds himself in a life threatening situation. As the man navigates a frozen river, he is in high alert of streams flowing beneath the snow that could cause the ice to give way beneath him. After avoiding patches of the streams, he sits down to eat his lunch but forgets to build a fire. When they start back down the trail, the dog has to be forcefully called to the man’s heals because the instincts in the animal are telling it to burrow down in the snow.
For the subject snow, Claude Monet’s – Train in the Snow (figure 3), in a snow day, the driving train in the discharge of gas pollution, the white snow and gray gas formed a obvious contrast, this is a quiet common scene in our life. Monet recorded this moment by using the color, the light, and now the painting shown in front of me gives me a feeling that the train just drove by in front of my eyes at the moment. However, Edvard Munch’s snow presents a different feeling for me. Snow Falling on the Lane (figure 4), two figures in the snow walking from afar, the background is the dark purple trees and dark blue sky, he painted with curved lines, the distant trees and the sky almost merge together, the color whole picture is under the dark tone, the twisted lines convey to the audience a depressed, sad, powerless and lonely emotions, at the same time, it matches this exhibition theme quite well because it painted the impossible. Although it is totally different mood between these two artists, the paintings they created still show the same point: they wanted audience to feel the moment they had been