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Human Versus Nature in Ted Hughes's Sense of Place: Remains of Elmet and Moortown Diary

Sulaiman, M. Q.

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 23, Issue 3, September 2015

Keywords: Calder Valley, Industry, Methodism, Moortown, farming, Mother Nature, mankind

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This study examines Ted Hughes's portrayal of the relationship between mankind and nature in 'Remains of Elmet' and 'Moortown Diary'. The central theme of 'Remains of Elmet' is the toll that both the textile industry and Methodism had on Calder Valley's natural landscape and man's psyche. Hughes believes that the healing process is attainable by connecting with the elemental energy of the natural world, thereby acquiring nature's capacity for continuous rebirth and rejuvenation. However, Hughes provides the possibility of balance between civilisation and the natural world in 'Moortown Diary'. The sequence concentrates on the facets of death and birth of the farm livestock.

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