An Ecospiritual Approach to Clements’s Play Burning Vision: Exploring the Intersection of Nature, Culture, and Identity

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L. Nestricia Mary, Dr. A. Roselin Mary


Burning Vision, written by Marie Clements, is a classic example of the increasing popularity of eco-spirituality in modern literature and theatre. From an ecospiritual point of view, this study will look at how nature, culture, and identity connect in Clements’s Burning Vision. Through an eco-spiritual reading of the play, this article examines how nature and culture intersect to shape one’s identity. The study will focus on the idea of ecospirituality and give an overview of its most important features. The ecospiritual aspects of the play, such as mankind’s position in the natural world and the repercussions of their activities on the ecosystem, will be discussed in the following section of this analysis. In addition to this, it will study the ways in which Clements explores ecospirituality through the characters and settings. This article sheds light on the significance of eco-spirituality in modern theatre as well as the contributions made by Burning Vision. Finally, the article emphasises the importance of an eco-spiritual viewpoint in contemporary literature and how it can be used to better understand the complex relationships between nature, culture, and identity. This article asserts that Burning Vision deserves to be considered a significant theatrical work attributable to the eco-spirituality it explores and its distinct perspectives on Indigenous issues, environmental injustice, and the human relationship to the natural world. It proves that the play enables readers to recognize their own perceptions of identity and consider how their actions influence their communities' environment and posterity.

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