A White Heron Analysis

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Environment: The foundation of human nature "The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." This quote by Mark Cain rightly describes the transition of the protagonist "Sylvia" to the new environment in the story "The White Heron". Generally, people have more fondness for the surroundings or the environment they first find themselves in and usually find it hard to calibrate themselves physically and mentally to the new environment. On the contrary, people who have more adaptability and who do not limit themselves to a certain place have no trouble when they find themselves in a new environment or a situation. In the short story by Sarah Orne Jewett, A White Heron, Sylvia is a young girl who was born in the city of the New England. However, she moves…show more content…
As her name suggests Sylvia was truly a "woods girl" who found herself deeply connected with all the animals, birds, and natural climatic surroundings. Jewett, further with her vibrant descriptions in her short story, "A White Heron", describes how the protagonist, "Sylvia", transitioned from being in childhood to adolescence through the physical, cultural and socioeconomic factors that impacted her life.
The Physical environment plays a vital role in the growth and development of human being. It not only affects human health but also forms the basis of the way a person lives and behaves. In the story, "A white Heron", the author describes the contrasting physical environment of rural and urban surroundings around the main protagonist “Sylvia” and how she admires village life and finds herself belonging to the rural surroundings. The author vividly illustrates the rural surroundings of Sylvia by glorifying nature

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