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Survival and Love in Charles Frazier's "Cold Mountain" I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. (ll. 19-24) Wordsworth's famous and simple poem, "I wandered lonely as a cloud," expresses the Romantic Age's appreciation for the beauty and truth which could be found at a setting as ordinary as a field of daffodils. With this last stanza, Wordsworth writes about the mind's ability to carry those memories of nature's beauty into any setting, whether city or country. His belief in the ability of the creativity and the impact it could have on character, and vice a versa, is obvious in the majority of his work. This small part of his writing helps to illuminate a major theme of the Romantic artists, and may even be observed in writings of now. One such task is Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. This story follows two figures, Inman and Ada, who barely know one another and are forced apart by the Civil War. Since Ada waits at North Carolina Appalachia for Inman to go home from three years of struggle, Inman decides to depart the war effort and also travel across the Southern states to attain his beloved. Although this may look like a very simple love story, the changes every lover goes through during their own journey of survival and love indicates the romantic ideals of the beauty of nature and appreciation for the present time and reality. Frazier uses many themes leading in the Romantic Age, also significantly by the natives Wordsworth, Keats, and Coleridge, to be able to demonstrate the power of the individual creativity in extraordinary circumstances and everyday living also. Inman and Ada every know by using their diffe...