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Ecofeminist approach to lord Jim College

Beholding the flowers swaying with the breeze like a ballet dancer swinging her lithe body, watching the rain watering a dry land like a mother suckling her thirsty infant capture one of the interminable reasons for the immortal bond between femininity and nature. Earth is the mother of nature; from its womb, plants and animals come forth. Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet sheds light on the maternity of the earth:

The earth, that’s nature’s mother, is her tomb.

What is her burying, grave that is her womb.

And from her womb children of divers kind

We sucking on her natural bosom find Many for many virtues excellent. (2.3.9-13)

The feminine voices of the earth are created in harmony with their masculine ones ,with neither the roar of the thunder nor the calmness of the lightning can outstrip one another, yet under the sky of capitalist patriarchy, the feminine voices are voiceless, silent, mute either those of women or nature. The white European man has placed himself at the top of the Chain of Being (directly after God), giving himself the right to exploit all other creatures. He is the master of the earth; in his possession lay the earth and all beings thereon. Thus, it is the same mindset that persecutes women corrupts the...

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