Nature in Alastor, Childe Harold and Endymion

Arsenio Sánchez Calvo

Abstract

This article looks at the way nature appears in Alastor, Childe Harold and Endymion. We have tried to look for both the similarities and the differences that exist in these poems in relation to nature. First, we have dealt with Shelley's poem, in which we have noticed the poet's love for nature and its contemplation. Then we analyse Byron's feelings about nature in Childe Harold, and we have a close look at the development in the way nature is treated through the different cantos. We also pay special attention to some of the characteristics Alastor and Childe Harold have in common, such as a kind of pantheistic feeling for nature that goes back to Spinoza and Plato. Finally, we study how nature is seen through Keat's imagination in Endymion.

Keywords

Literatura inglesa; Poesía; Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Alastor; Byron, George Gordon Byron Baron; Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; Keats, John; Endymion; Naturaleza



DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.1989.2.13