Great Forest Chapter 3

Decent Essays
The meadows were green, and so was the rising wheat which had been sown, but which neither had nor would receive any further care. Such arable fields as had not been sown, but where the last stubble had been ploughed up, were overrun with couch-grass, and where the short stubble had not been ploughed, the weeds hid it.

The title of chapter 1 is “Great Forest.” For chapter 2 it is “Wild Animals.” For chapter 3 it is “Men of the Woods.” The order of this is particularly interesting. Without reading the pages, my initial reaction was: Is it ordered from most important to least important?

Part one of the book mentions the catastrophe that happened and its effects. The quotation above is from the first page of the book, which shows that the author did not state the cause of this apocalypse. The apocalypse just happened and resulted in the decrease of people in England and the formation of a giant lake, and the transformation of nature shows that Jefferies does value nature greatly.
…show more content…
The description is prolonged yet flawless; the detailed image of the setting allows readers to visualize the beautiful scenery. Words used here like “sown” “arable” “ploughed” “stubble” “couch-grass” and “ploughed” were used in just one sentence, which shows how precise his language is when it comes to nature. In addition to his description being comprehensive, he included so much in just one sentence. The lack of a period in the middle of the sentence to shorten it up leaves a unique first impression on the readers -- when readers read this at first, they read it in a fast pace and have to take everything in. This makes readers want to read more and find out the significance of nature. Perhaps Jefferies grew up in a small town in England because this section reveals his love for writing about
Get Access