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Unformatted text preview: Science, says the speaker, “drag[s] Diana from her car”(9) and “drive[s] the Hamadryad from the wood”(10). Science takes the glory of the goddess Diana and sets her apart from the moon, through the explanation and understanding of the moon merely as a sphere of ice and rock. Taking away the mystery of the forests and the trees removes the glory of the Hamadryad’s, leaving them without physical attachment to myth or spirituality. The acts of Diana being pulled from her car (the moon), and the Hamadryad’s being taken from their trees portray the speaker’s feelings about the effects of science upon common art: that it destroys and removes those magical and spiritual creations that we relate to the things we consider wondrous, for example the moon and the forest. Science is also viewed as in opposition to the human imagination. Science advancement is viewed by the speaker as a “vulture” with wings made of “dull [reality]”(4),...
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course ENG 225 taught by Professor Zacharias during the Spring '07 term at Palomar.
- Spring '07