The Known World Essay - Ian Macato Lovelady AP Literature...

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Ian MacatoLoveladyAP Literature12 September 2014The Known WorldEssayA person holds intrigue with the simplicity and magnificence of nature, yet they are often unaware of the major impacts that the environment has on their internal self. These specific impacts and the process of developing them requires reflection. In Edward P. Jones’ novel, The Known World, Moses is illustrated as a former slave whose deep connection to the fields for many years restricts him from achieving full freedom for himself. Jones reveals the values of workmanship and reverence instilled in Moses by creating a setting with vivid natural imagery toemphasize the reflective and spiritual tone aided by the third person point of view.Perhaps the most important characteristic of Moses is his relationship with the fields, the soil, and the solitude, because of the accumulation of natural imagery to develop this sense. The dirt that Moses ate has “tied him to the only thing in his small world that meant almost as much

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