In the novel the forest is representative of natural law and authority and this allows each character to act as they wish while in it. In the case of Chillingworth it represents his darkness and his friendship with evil. He is often seen walking through the woods collecting weeds, plants and other herbs to make remedies and medicine. This shows that his medicine to help Dimmesdale was always filled with bad intentions and that he only kept him alive in order to continually torture him. There is a correlation between Chillingworth and the Black Man because both are said to dwell in the woods.
Brian was not dying in the woods but he did not appreciate it and loved the woods enough to be happy with how he had to live when he was stranded. Brian was happy when they rescued him. Muir in the other hand loved the wild. He even went to Alaska on an expedition. Gifford Pinchot, a conservationist and first Chief of the Forest Service has a different idea of the wild and nature.
When you read Emerson’s Nature you can feel how perfect he sees things. “He writes things like In the woods we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life”. Then in The Ministers Black Veil it’s like he sees all nature as a scary thing. He states that when he runs outside everything is covered so it’s like he doesn’t see nature for its true beauty.
He then became completely and utterly unhappy. He was satisfied living in Alaska until he discovered that he was no longer living there by choice. His relationship with the wilderness then began deteriorating with his options. Throughout his life, Chris dreamed of being one with the wild. When he finally arrived to where he deemed to be “wilderness” he described himself as “lost in the wild,” “living amongst the wild” and “walking into the wild,” signifying that he was glad to be there.
Steinbeck also shows how important it is for every human being to have a companion. Companionship is necessary in order for someone to live an enjoyable life. Although loneliness affects each one of the characters in Of Mice and Men differently, they all experience negative feelings from their lack of companionship. Lennie’s brief interaction with Crooks reveals the complexity of racial prejudice in the northern California ranch life. Unlike most blacks Crooks was born in California but he is still always made to feel like an outsider, even in his home state.
Dimmesdale’s mental balance suffered in a big way. The atmosphere was overwhelming and both Dimmendale and Hester went through different emotions . Roger Chillingworth who was a calm and an upright man and also Dimmesdale’s physician, tried to determine what Dimmesdale had but at the end he realized it was not a common sickness it was just a “sickness of the soul”. Dimmesdale walked in the wilderness as he usually does. He met Hester and Pearl in the woods and was surprised by her being there.
The way it feels inside. It feels good when you just sit there, like you're in a forest and everything's real quiet, except there's still this sound you can't hear” (O'Brien 116). Because O'Brien creates a character who radiates coldness but who opens his heart when he tells a story, there is a huge contrast. In this way, the narrator succeeds in creating a channel with which he shows just how much war can make people open up to themselves, thus making the confusion of battle inevitable. Towards the end of The Things They Carried, O'Brien explains that, in Norman Bowker's case, “if things had gone right, if it hadn't been for that smell, [he] could've won the Silver Star” (O'Brien 143).
He realizes that what he has done was very wrong. He imagines the insults he will have to put up with when he returns to camp and tries to get as far away from them and the monster as possible. He walks into a forest. The noises of the war gradually become muted. He feels more at peace with his self.
Collins has a strong sense of reality about death in how it is not always fair. In the poem entitled “On The Death Of A Next-Door Neighbor,” Collins explains death through the use of personification, “If only death had consulted his cracked leather map, / then bent to wipe the fog / from the windshield with an empty sleeve” (71). Collins personifies death by giving it human actions and need of assistance, but having no body, to show that it is only with us in spirit. This poem portrays death by showing that it is not to be feared, but rather accepted, because it is in everyone’s future. Making death into a person is a creative technique because it makes it so real.
For the towns people the forest was consider where the “Black Man” lived but to Hester and Dimmesdale is a place to have freedom from their strict society. The forest represents a natural world, governed by natural laws, as opposed to the artificial, Puritan community with its man-made laws. The forest also represents evil and darkness. Townspeople believed that the devil lives among the dark forest and that a men such as Dimmesdale can “yield himself with deliberate choice . .