Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a travelogue written by a melancholic, ardent and significant tourist. Byron wrote this kind of poem in the travels trough Spain, Portugal, Albania, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, the Alps and Italy.
The leading man of the poem, Childe (an ancient term for a young noble anticipating knighthood) Harold is a young extremely psychological man who have turns away from the regular culture and humankind and wanders through lifestyle caring the heavy sense of guilt of mysterious vices of his earlier.
The poem reflects God Byron's opinions regarding characteristics and world.
In Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage we discover two other forces, among which is highly idolized simply by Byron, while the second one is definitely much less admired. Using one side we could facing the wonderful nature, the liberty, the joys of the wilderness as well as the power of the ocean, even though the opposing area is showed by the culture, man's humbleness, man's weak spot, political and spiritual captivity, illusionary independence and fake love.
Byron worships the nature and frequently attempts to escape the craziness of the contemporary society.
Byron was devoted to nature above all, since it is the only thing able of getting a man nearer to God, perpetuity and understanding of the unfamiliar. " To mingle with the Universe, and feel, the things i can ne'er express, but cannot most conceal", as a result, nature can be man's just way of roughly touching the mystifying past, the inexpressible, that huge feeling of the grandeur of creation, which usually we can not really express, the most mental of us are in least capable of feel.
Character is each of our only link to the glorious power of life and universe. Our only means of understanding the selves, the souls and minds can be through facing the nature.
Lines like: " Art, Fame, Freedom fail, but Characteristics still is fair", reflect Byron's belief that nature is above all, which when anything fails, character is the only thing able of supporting one overcome his mental troubles. As if he would say that...