Space for Love: Nature's Domain Essay

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English 102-08 22 October 2012 Space for Love: Nature’s Domain While reading the assigned texts I’ve noticed that love needs special settings and spaces. Throughout time these spaces have adapted and changed to help suit generations. Literature has played a key role in the changing of these places. Although each writer’s interpretation of love-like settings may differ from one another, there are very basic similarities between them. Tradition has made it so that nature is almost always involved in these, “Spaces for Love.” Also, traditionally we would expect love between opposite sexes but there is tremendous amounts of literature written now that involve love between the same sexes. My goal in this essay is to show that through the…show more content…
Back in those times there wasn’t any technology like we have now so nature and the surroundings were really the only things you could compare things to. Even I myself have felt the comfort of sitting under a tree and eating an apple. Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits. I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved. (Song of Sol.4:16-5:1) This quote shows how the garden is a special place for them. Again nature plays a part in how the two feel about one another. The garden is a good place for love because it represents growth and nourishment. He responds to her in the quote saying how he’s eaten all that he’s supposed to and that it is her turn. In other quotes like, “Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves,” (Song of Sol. 7:12) there is more reference to going where plants and fruits flourish and grow. These quotes are filled with sexual innuendos so these places represent both emotional and physical love. The ideas from Song of Songs of giving and making love in nature

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