In the novel, The Language of Flowers, written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is about a young girl named Victoria Jones who is constantly being transferred to many foster homes, where she has a difficult time interacting with others, physically, verbally, and mentally. She had many negative experiences throughout her whole life, however, her passion for flowers changed how she communicated with others, and helped her generate her own style of character. Although, she was unable to “connect” with people around her, flowers helped her out. Somehow, the meanings of these flowers, such as marigold, meaning grief, or thistle, meaning misanthropy, was significantly important to her.
The significance behind the title, The Language of Flowers defines
The Language of Flowers in Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Throughout many works written by William Shakespeare including Hamlet, the use of flowers as symbolism can be seen numerous times. His love of flowers began as child and found its way into his works as an adult. (Kerr, 1-2) The use of flowers in Hamlet have a great impact on the entire play when looking at the underlying meanings of the specific flowers mentioned.
Floriography, the coin termed for the language of flowers in the Victorian…
newspaper things can get hairy!
Of course, people are often beautiful, charming and certainly always interesting. For
scientists, there is the challenge of the unknown. If people were well understood they’d also
be boring. Let us not overdo the misanthropy!
Welcome to the frontier! Human ecology is an area of science where the frontier