Role of Nature in Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s The Almond Tree


  • R. Ahalya MPhil Scholar, Holy Cross College, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Arudesam village, Kanya Kumari district, Tamil Nadu, India.



: This paper entitled “Role of Nature in Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s The Almond Tree” represents the relationship man has with nature and vice versa. It also explains that though The Almond Tree is a war novel, Corosanti brings in the tint of nature here and there in the novel. It also talks about certain ways through which nature can be retained and the double destruction on nature due to the man-made causes. The obliteration caused to man and to nature by war has been portrayed in this paper. It is the duty of every human being to look after the well being of nature. When one put in the effort to protect the nature, it naturally attracts others to protect the nature. Unless protecting the nature, it is the future generation which suffers the most than the present generation. In short, this paper stresses on the necessity of protecting the nature.

God, the creator of the whole world, creates nature as well as man. He then delivers the nature in the hands of man with a hope that man gives priority to protect his creation. Nature is a mother, nurturer, doctor, teacher and entertainer. It is filled with adventures, amusements, beauty and sometimes even danger. There is a balance within the ecosystem to enjoy the benefits of mutual co-existence. When this balance is maintained, there blooms peace and happiness. But if any one of it tries to dominate, there would be great tragedy. Nature is a best healer in every situations of human life. Though selfishness leads the man to destroy the nature, there are few people who are able to understand the importance of nature. There is a deep relationship between the man and nature. So, it is necessary to look at the relationship between the nature and the man in Corasanti’s The Almond Tree.


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Ahalya, R. (2019). Role of Nature in Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s The Almond Tree. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(1), 8.