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Every time we look out the window or go on a road trip we notice the beautiful scenery that surrounds us the composition of nature And we often wonder how a mountain has taken this shape or how these trees seem to line up to create and seamlessly endless path Nature has its way of telling its own history a story of its past and the past of everything that surrounds it In the postcolonial novel Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys the Caribbean landscape is used as an agent to be interpreted by two different characters Antoinette and Rochester in this prequel Each of them will have a very different opinion of the environment and will provide an implicit analysis of it Their assessment will differ on three different levels which I will be discussing the landscape will evoke a different sense of place a different sense of history and provide them with a different sense of identity In the opening of part two of the novel Rochester describes the scenes that he sees and reports to us what Antoinette says which will show us how each one feels about their belonging in the Caribbean Everything is too much Too much blue too much purple too much green The flowers too red the mountains too high the hills too near And the woman is a stranger59 This quote is by Rochester and it inevitably shows us that he sees it as if it were a dream Even his wife is unrecognizable for him He feels as though he should never belong in such a place It is very different from what he is used to in England Its as if this location in the Windward Islands is completely uncivilized He tires to find similarities between England and this savage land to be able to seek metal refuge somewhere and not to be completely isolated For example he compares the red tropical land
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