Into the Forest Themes & Motifs

Jean Hegland
This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Into the Forest.
This section contains 1,839 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Into the Forest Study Guide

Beauty makes like worth living

Beauty makes like worth living, argues Jean Hegland in her novel Into the Forest. In everyday life for Nell and Eva, whether it is before or after the collapse, beauty plays a central role in their existence. The recognition of, and treasuring of beauty, makes life richer, and offers consolation and comfort to the soul.

Prior to the collapse, Nell and Eva have clear futures. Nell wishes to attend Harvard, while Eva wishes to become a professional ballerina. Both girls find beauty in their efforts. Nell finds beauty in knowledge and in the written word, while Eva finds beauty in music and movement. These are very cultural, refined recognitions of beauty, and these are the things around which Nell and Eva want to live their lives.

Indeed, so strong is the pull of beauty that Nell and Eva continue to read and...

(read more)

This section contains 1,839 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Into the Forest Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Into the Forest from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook