Nature versus Modernity in Orne’s “A White Heron”

In short story “A White Heron”, Sarah Orne Jewett represents the conflicts in different levels. At the surficial level there is the conflict between Sylvia and the hunter. Besides, there is the story presents Sylvia’s internal dilemma whether to reveal the location of the white heron. Next, there is the conflict between rural and urban setting, nature and modernity and money and humanity.

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