This passage is full of discreet personification ofnature around Will and Anna, the trees ‘hovered tall, standing’, the ‘sheaveslike bodies prostrate’. This representation and symbolism of blood-intimacy(Smith,1971) includes the land, seasons and the earth itself. The harvest-fieldscene brings these fundamental symbols, the nights ambiance and the presence ofthe moon initiates the aura of a divine presence, the ‘large gold moon’ itselfis a presence. The moon brings this passage suspension and an essentialatmosphere, it irradiates any senses of mystery, the nature and world aroundall enter the mythic stature.
This presence of the moon is vital, because wesee both Will and Anna being influenced by its energy and light; ‘they did notwant to go back, yet wither they were to go, towards the moon? For they wereseparate, single.’ (113). This line suggests that going towards the moon beingseparate and single wasn’t the usual way, implying that the moon is a romanticand intimate influence, although they are ‘separate, single’ they go togetheranyway.