Pastoral Theorists

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Puttenham
Pastoral is more than a recording of the countrylife but also as a "guise for political discourse"
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Schiller
Pastoral mode is to do with simplicity and childhood. Through nature, it is hoped that the characters find a reconnection to childhood's innocence
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Empson
Pastoral put the "complex into the simple"- the double plot shows the writers to explore controversial topics without repurcussions
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Williams
Pastoral is when the high urban area removes us from the peaceful life we once had in the countryside. This foundation is "myth functioning as memory". society falsely considers its present as the decline of the past.
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Kermode
It is an urban product and derives as an opposition to the two modes of living; country and city. this recreation of nature is in itself artificial.
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Patterson
the Pastoral mode especially in the late 18th C, was largely interpretable. it should not place emphasis on societal issues but should focus on personal growth and regeneration.
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Gifford
coining of 'Post Pastoral'. this is aware of the problems of the pastoral, such as being a part of nature and tackling issues like ownership and exploitation.
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Hiltner
Renaissance pastoral poetry shows a keen awarenessof the urban sprawl of London and its rural contrast. Very much aware of the issue of urban growth and the attempts to stop it.
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Bate
Eco criticism is to address the question: 'what is the place of creative imagining and writing in the complex set of relationships between humankind and environment?
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