This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Lord Byron's Views Regarding Nature And Society In "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"

659 words - 3 pages

Childe Harold's PilgrimageChilde Harold's Pilgrimage is a travelogue written by a melancholic, passionate and expressive tourist. Byron wrote this poem on his travels trough Spain, Portugal, Albania, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, the Alps and Italy.The hero of the poem, Childe (an ancient term for a young noble awaiting knighthood) Harold is a young extremely emotional man who turns away from the regular society and humanity and wanders through life caring the heavy guilt of mysterious vices of his past.The poem reflects Lord Byron's views regarding nature and society.In Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage we find two opposing forces, one of which is highly idolized by Byron, while the second one is definitely less admired. On one side we are facing the glorious nature, the freedom, the joys of the wilderness and the power of the ocean, while the opposing side is represented by the society, man's humility, man's weakness, political and spiritual slavery, illusionary freedom and false love.Byron worships the nature and constantly attempts to escape the madness of the society.Byron was devoted to nature above all, as it is the only thing capable of bringing a man closer to God, eternity and understanding of the unknown. "To mingle with the Universe, and feel, what I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal", thus, nature is man's only way of roughly touching the mystifying beyond, the inexpressible, that colossal feeling of the grandeur of creation, which we can not express, yet the most emotional of us are at least able to feel.Nature is our only link to the glorious power of life and universe. Our only way of understanding our selves, our souls and minds is through facing the nature.Lines like: "Art, Glory, Freedom fail, but Nature still is fair", reflect Byron's belief that nature is above all, and that when everything fails, nature is the only thing capable of helping one overcome his emotional troubles. As if he would say that despite...

Find Another Essay On Lord Byron's views regarding nature and society in "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"

In "The Lord of the Flies" William Golding has attempted to position readers to see that society is destined to failure because of the defects of human nature

818 words - 3 pages In "The Lord of the Flies" William Golding has attempted to position readers to see that society is destined to failure because of the defects of human nature. He has done this through the characters in the story and their response to certain events.The 2 boys Ralph and Jack represent the two sides of order, rules and civilization. Through his development of these two characters and through events in the story Golding highlights the negative

Comparing the Themes of Love in Lord Byron's “She Walks in Beauty” and Keats' Poem, “La Belle Dame sans Merci”

947 words - 4 pages ways. While Lord Byron's poem enhances the beauty of love, Keats' does the opposite by showing the detriments of love. In “She Walks in Beauty,” the speaker asides about a beautiful angel with “a heart whose love is innocent” (3, 6). The first two lines in the first stanza portray a defining image: “She walks in Beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies;” These lines may seem confusing if not read properly. At first

Byron in Italy A biographical review of Lord Byron's period spent in Italy, discusses his relationships and works of the time

3419 words - 14 pages On the 25th of April, 1816, a small packet boat drifted silently away from Dover's cliffs - dusky in the dim light - carrying England's most celebrated and notorious Romantic poet, Lord George Gordon Byron. His mood was sullen: having suffered under much derision and scandalous rumours, having failed in his marriage to Annabella Millbanke, having risen suddenly to fame only to become ostracised from gentile society, he was placing himself in

Use of Irony to Portray Morality in Lord Byron's Don Juan

2512 words - 10 pages Use of Irony to Portray Morality in Lord Byron's Don Juan In Don Juan, George Gordon, Lord Byron, diverges from his name-sake characterization with an un-Byronic hero, Don Juan. The poem has been viewed as nihilistic and immoral. Actually there is plenty present in the first canto to show morality and hope for humanity. The poem should be viewed as the author intended: "a satire on abuses of the present state of Society, an not an eulogy

Human Nature and its views on religion

478 words - 2 pages It is human nature to question all that pertains to life and our surroundings. We speculate and attempt to answer anything that extends beyond our grasp. This is most common in ancient Greek times where the belief of gods and goddess ruled the minds of all. In today's modern era, religion is looked upon more as guidance rather than a way of life. In the first paragraph, the type of religious faith that is present is one where faith is present

Analyzing "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman regarding mental illness in society past and today

2674 words - 11 pages being seem for an appointment. Her symptoms may have been cured by just popping a pill every day.With all the information at my disposal I still have to question. Was Doctor Mitchell right in his advice to Charlotte regarding rest and elimination of any undue stress in her life or was his conclusion only correct in the era of the past and he would be considered a 'quack' in our times of modern medicine?Given the circumstances surrounding the

The Role of Nature and Society in The Scarlet Letter

967 words - 4 pages Whispers Hester, “Hold thy peace, dear little Pearl!...We must not always talk in the marketplace of what happens to us in the forest” (359). This conversation takes place a few days after Hester and Dimmesdale’s tryst in the forest; indeed, whatever happens in the forest must remain hidden from the public. In the Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne expressly forms a strict distinction between nature and society, essentially glorifying nature

The nature of a business and its role in Society

864 words - 3 pages Outline the nature of business and its role in societyThe nature of a business is to produce and sell products, which can be either goods and/or services that fulfil consumers needs and wants in an attempt to earn a profit. Business plays a vital role in society through it providing both economic and social benefits. These benefits include profit, employment, income, choice, innovation, entrepreneurship, wealth creation, and also the quality of

Human Nature in Lord of the Flies

598 words - 2 pages Human Nature in Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is a captivating narrative in which the reader lives through the trials and tribulations of a society set up and run by a group of marooned British teens. Golding believes that the basic nature of the individual is evil. The group ultimately proves this thesis by their actions. The evils of the individual are shown through the actions of the group’s hunter Jack

Human Nature in Lord of the Flies

659 words - 3 pages Lord of the FliesHuman nature is an interesting thing to have an opinion on because no one seems to have the answer of what it is, and everyone seems to understand it differently. William Golding believed that in all humans there is evil, and his book shows a situation in which the evil in young boys are seen. This is, many don't realize a very strong statement due to the belief that youth is innocent and cannot be evil. But also, some things in

Human Nature In Lord of the Flies

676 words - 3 pages potentially perform any warrant character among them. Across the course of the ticker on the clock of a few weeks, these boys demonstrate elements of human nature and a set of morality beyond civilized human beings, as they are put in a society and an environment where there is no ruling or civility emplaced; battling every breath with a hostile, cold, sexual murder on pigs, and crooked actions that lead to permanent and sore residuums. Withal, Jack

Similar Essays

Byron's Poem, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" Essay

966 words - 4 pages In Byron's poem, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" the main character is portrayed as a dark brooding man, who doesn't like society and wants to escape from the world because of his discontent with it. Through the poem we see the strong resemblance the Byronic hero has to many of todays popular characters, such as Batman.In the third stanza of the poem we learn that Childe Harold is the product of a long line of nobility. "Childe Harold, was he hight

Henry D. Thoreau's Views On Nature, Society, And Man

1520 words - 6 pages Thoreau Views on Nature, Society, and ManHenry David Thoreau's life began on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. At a young age he began to show an interest in writing. In 1833, at the age of sixteen, Thoreau was accepted to Harvard University. Although his parents could not afford the cost of tuition, his family offered to help with the funds, and in August he entered Harvard. In 1837 he graduated and applied for a teaching position at a

The Fates Of Visionaries And The Nature Of Society Interpretation On Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

947 words - 4 pages concept of conventional slavery, the Pharaoh didn’twant to acknowledge a being higher than himself. If the idea of a person does not conform withthe rest of society or superiors, they are subject to be outcast.William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, uses Simon a “Skinny, Vivid little boy” (24) torepresent Visionaries in our Society. Simon from the start of the novel was different, which did notsit well with the boys

Similarities And Differences In Lord Byron's Poems

730 words - 3 pages The power of love and emotion is evident in Lord Byron's poems, "She Walks in Beauty" and "So We'll Go No More A-Roving." Because of their consecutive placement in the book, "She Walks in Beauty" and "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" tell a story of a relationship. In the first poem, "She Walks in Beauty," the speaker glimpses a beautiful woman who reminds him of "the night" and "starry skies." Throughout the piece, the speaker is fascinated by