Seeing Nature and the Cities in Aesthetic Narratives and Literary Forms
Keywords:Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, Gaziantep University
In this research about the comparative studies of the Natural environment and the cities, the author intends to focus on different kinds of literary genres and texts through which the relation between the concept of Nature and different cities would be studied and examined. The author uses various perspectives of seeing different works - especially visual arts and verbal arts – in terms of culture and humanity. By doing so, the author hopes to bring a better understanding towards the true meaning of these selected literary forms and texts. These literary genres and texts were selected and were aimed to observe the relation between Nature and culture, between Nature and the cities, and most importantly, between the animals and the human beings. It is significant to read the relations among the human beings and the natural environment and the animals, because in a way, the human beings would be able to find balance in which the human beings would even be able to find the true meaning of freedom and the true meaning of life through the inspiration of the things around them. In the similar fashion, when the human beings are aware of the conditions in which they are situated in, somehow, they are also able to express humanity through artistic forms and narratives, particularly visually and verbally. Works of painting and works of photography in literary forms – such as in the novels, the poems, the short stories and the dramatic plays – will be appreciated and will be analysed as aesthetic narratives.
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