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Lord Byron's views regarding nature and society in "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"

Date Submitted: 12/16/2004 03:25:31
Category: / Literature / Poetry
Length: 2 pages (656 words)
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a travelogue written by a melancholic, passionate and expressive tourist. Byron wrote this poem on his travels trough Spain, Portugal, Albania, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, the Alps and Italy. The hero of the poem, Childe (an ancient term for a young noble awaiting knighthood) Harold is a young extremely emotional man who turns away from the regular society and humanity and wanders through life caring the heavy guilt of …
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…of achieving greatness, yet he is mortal and incomparable to the eternal brilliance of nature. Byron never completely rejected society, but his object of adoration and astonishing love is definitely the Nature: "Nature" with a capital "N", as a religious person would spell "God" with a capital "G". Indeed Byron worships nature as one religious fanatic would worship god. Lord Byron believed in Nature above all, as Nature was the only real truth for him.
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