From the crows to the roads, and even the title itself, the novel shows show many different points of symbolism. As the book goes on, the amount of symbolism appears, making the character and the symbolism more understand and attention grabbing towards the reader making them not want to put the book down. When people think crows they think annoying black birds that try to steal food from gardens, but in Cold Mountain, it is a. Hannah Brown Mrs. This novel takes place in , about three years after the Civil War had began.
Literary Analysis Of ' Cold Mountain '
Cold Mountain Literary Analysis Presentation by Catherine Washington
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. A Confederate soldier named Inman lies in a hospital in the late summer near Petersburg, Virginia receiving treatment for an injury suffered in battle. The observation of a blind vendor outside his window that being born blind is much better than having seen the beauty of the world once and knowing you will never get the chance again reminds Inman of how much he misses the Blue Ridge Mountains he calls home and the woman named Ada still there. As for Ada back home on Cold Mountain , she is experiencing a hard life of daily struggle made almost impossible by the pressure upon her to take care of not only herself, but the house and the surrounding far. The pressure upon him is unbearable: death where he stands or eventual death as a prisoner of war. A mountain woman named Ruby moves into a cabin near Ada and lends her assistance with maintaining the farm.
Analysis Of The Book ' Cold Mountain '
Inman continues his journey along a narrow road at the edge of a cliff. He feels he could not make a stand against Home Guard here so he hurries. Ahead there is a man with a horse standing in the road.
Inman is wandering, lost, unable to glean any sense of direction because the sun, moon and stars have been concealed by storm clouds and fog for days. His thoughts, however are still grave. He is out of food, living on creek water and wild cress. He cannot even bear to look upon his own image reflected in the water.