Summary Of Native Women And Nature In 'King Solomon's Mines'
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Despite the way descriptive grammar has changed the use of the word “awesome”, it is defined by Dictionary.com as “Causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear”. So no, your pumpkin spice latte is not, in fact, awesome because it does not inspire fear. Thinking about the word makes one reconsider about what really makes something awesome. Looking out onto the vast, never ending ocean, or straight down once you get to the top of the mountain; that is the material that sparks both delight and dread. To Allan Quatermain and the other white men on the voyage, this sense of curiosity came from observing the native women and nature, which are much more connected than one may think at first glance. Throughout the novel, both women and nature are described as stunning, bearing life, timeless, and meant to please or amuse men. In H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines, Quartermain’s narration of the giraffe scene describes the native women as beautiful and strange. It is clear, especially towards the beginning of the novel, that the African wilderness is nothing like the men have ever seen before. At the beginning of the giraffe scene, the landscape is described in an extraordinary but way. Quartermain begins by saying, “One evening, after a long day’s march, we came to a spot of peculiar loveliness” (Haggard, 72). Portraying the nature as lovely shows his appreciation for the land, but also describing it as peculiar shows that