Nature And Nature In Thomas Hardy's Philosophy Of Nature

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philosophy of nature is his irresistible love for nature as seen in Ancient Mariner where he took voyage to the wild seas away from the real world of men.
Romantics gave a luxuriant display of natural objects. They adorned, devoted, loved, followed and accepted nature religiously. They had enjoyed various bonds, ties, and relationships with nature- it being their guide, friend, philosopher, generator, provider and many more.
The Victorian Age was such a period in the history of English literature where all earlier Romantics’ concepts of nature especially of Wordsworth were being imitated on the one hand and new scientific spirit was being adopted on the other. It was the age where individualism was more dominant. Man was stronger enough now to exploit nature with advancement of science. But, nature as usual remained out of man’s control and it assumed an independent identity of its own. The interest of the scientists and philosophers was directed towards changes occurred in nature. It was Origin of Species by Charles Darwin that brought paradigm shift in science during the period. So, almost all the writers of
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As a novelist he wrote on Wessex province and as a poet he turned the remaining spokes of the wheel of nature poetry to bring it to the full circle (which was set in motion with Wordsworth). The other important writer of the age after Thomas Hardy was G. M. Hopkins for him nature was the representative of a higher reality. However, he didn’t see God in nature like Wordsworth. Rather, he regarded the entire scheme of nature as multi-levelled reflections of God’s benevolence and beauty. It can be observed in such poems as Pied Beauty, Spring, God’s Grandeur, etc. Thus, he took nature as a symbol of the beauty of God’s plan and the world of nature to him was created in order to serve God. This is how he differs from the general Victorian attitude towards

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