What a great post, thanks for sharing, always fun to learn things like this 🙂, Thanks, Harilqueen. The Romeo and Juliet quotes below all refer to the symbol of Light/Dark and Day/Night. And I had no idea you lived in a forest. When I was growing up, we had a sugar maple on the side yard. Romeo was standing under a sycamore tree when Benvolio found him. 😀. It is the dawn, and Juliet is the sun’ (II.ii.1-2). Interesting how sycamores are regarded in the UK. ), And I am so honored that you took the time to be persistent, LOL. Another interesting post. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare uses sybolism as a way of expressing more than what is being said by the characters, causing readers to stop and think about his words. Full of history and folklore. I think given the chance, Juliet and Paris would have lived in relative happiness. I’ll watch for the evil sycamores next time I run by the park. People cultivate sycamore in ornamental purposes and as a source of high-quality wood. My father always planted three. Thank you! Friar Lawrence’swords prove true over the course of the play. King Solomon's Crown The Hebrew Bible mentions the pomegranate fruit many times. The two lovers discuss the depth and purity of their love, despite the criticism of their forbidden relationship. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the post. Thus, poison is not intrinsically evil, but is insteada natural substance made lethal by human hands. Reminded me of Sycamore Row by John Grisham, where the sycamore played a big part in the story. Sycamores in general are known for their longevity. A sycamore tree symbolizes strength, protection, eternity, and divinity. The ‘devil’ hit me twice as I tried to make this simple statement (he’s SO ugly! Their odd appearance earned them the name “Ghosts of the Forest” from Native Americans, with many tales spun around their magical, often sinister, nature. betulifolia (Black Poplar), Prunus cerasifera (Myrobalan Plum, Cherry Plum), Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea' (Pissard's Plum), Prunus domestica ssp institia (Bullace, Damson), Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' (Cheal's Weeping Cherry), Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis' (Winter Cherry), Rosa caesia ssp. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! I’ve always loved trees. Under very favorable conditions, the sycamore tree may produce up to six crops per year. The Flock - Santiago’s flock of sheep was a symbol of safety, the known, not the unknown. I love most anything related to myth, folklore and urban legends 🙂. Crazy…, And when you consider there were TWO people living inside that tree, it probably got about a bit crowded at times, LOL. I wonder why. *waving* It’s lovely to have you drop by my blog. Romeo and Juliet Test. "Not even not wrong" Email to: michaelpeverett@live.co.uk, Permalink  posted by Michael Peverett @ 11:29 pm   TREES ARE A FORM OF HOLDING SPIRITS AND EACH RING DOES TELL OF A YEAR BUT SPIRITS ARE ONLY WITHIN A TREE BECAUSE OF THE MYSTERIOUS SPIRITUAL WORLD Thank you for visiting and commenting! This great tree stands at the eastern gate of heaven which releases the sun to rise each morning. That weird mottled bark really makes it stand out, LOL! Paris was safe. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and took a moment to share your thoughts. Authors use pomegranates to represent innocence, beauty, vitality and purity. He has the dream every time he sleeps under a sycamore tree that grows out of the ruins of a church. by Siusaidh NicNeill Platanus Look through your list of Holy Trees, the Tree Alphabet or the Oracle – I bet you won’t find a Sycamore there. Mythical Monday: Folklore of the Sycamore Tree by Mae Clair. I can see where you wouldn’t exactly be friendly with it, considering what it does to your garden, but a nice truce might work for the future. 🙂 The Owls Are Not What They Seem: Native Spirits in Twin Peaks – How's Annie. ... Symbol 3: Oak Tree. You have a sycamore next door? The tree in the forest symbolizes isolation in this scene. I was thinking the same as Daisy – 3 years in a tree! Romeo is by himself lamenting about how he cannot be with Rosaline, causing a great deal of sadness for Romeo. It’s just great to have you pop in. I can’t imagine living inside a tree even if it was 11sq ft inside. Thanks for another interesting monday post. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Thanks for checking out the post! Now you have me curious. I don’t know if they’re the same as the one the brother’s lived in, but they get pretty big in our parks and on the streets. Asteriscus maritimus), Pedicularis lapponica (Lapland Lousewort), Pedicularis sceptrum-carolinum (Moor-king Lousewort), Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy-leafed Geranium), Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet), Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed), Pinus nigra var. Beside above, what does the name Sycamore mean? Great post, Mae! I’m jealous!!!! I don’t mind the link at all. I learn something every time. The name derives from the ancient Greek συκόμορος (sūkomoros) meaning "fig … Likewise, the Friar's plan to save Romeo and Juliet falls apart and results in the death of the couple. I may have to do some research on that one myself. I didn’t know they grew this big though. 🙂 I’m always interested in a good read! Hamlet Act 1 Important Quotes. According to this site, a sycamore tree is a symbol of curiosity. An oak tree symbolizes the Friar's love of nature yet again. The two lovers discuss the depth and purity of their love, despite the criticism of their forbidden relationship. Those who made such boasts usually met with inexplicable misfortune not long afterward. ... Symbol 3: Oak Tree. An example of symbolism used in the text of Romeo and Juliet is “Where underneath the grove of a sycamore,” (Shakespeare 1.1.123). Sycamore trees have a long history in folklore dating back to Egyptian times where the Holy Sycamore is said to connect the worlds between the dead and the living. 🙂, Thanks for commenting, Bette. 🙂, Enjoyed learning more about the Sycamores and the folklore surrounding them. Pingback: The Owls Are Not What They Seem: Native Spirits in Twin Peaks – How's Annie? Sycamore is the tree of love sick. Rumors even spread of a settler who’d been “frightened to death,” his body found beneath the trees, his face twisted in a mask of terror as if he’d happened upon something unholy. 😀. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the heads up about Grisham’s book. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I’m going to have to do some research on that and see if there are any weird tales attached. Sycamore tree is deciduous tree that belongs to the plane-tree family. No worries. Perhaps it is their strangely colored trunks—which become mottled with stark patches of white, gray and greenish brown when the bark flakes off—that make them seem so mysterious. Here’s hoping you find your story! Romeo is by himself lamenting about how he cannot be with Rosaline, causing a great deal of sadness for Romeo. I love learning interesting bits from history. Mary now you have me thinking about birch trees and those eerie faces on the trunks. And he is standing underneath it. A garden primarily symbolizes the Friar's love of nature. Romeo is by himself lamenting about how he cannot be with Rosaline, causing a great deal of sadness for Romeo. 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Hi, Teagan. An example of symbolism used in the text of Romeo and Juliet is “Where underneath the grove of a sycamore,” (Shakespeare 1.1.123). An example of symbolism used in the text of Romeo and Juliet is “Where underneath the grove of a sycamore,” (Shakespeare 1.1.123). LOL, LOL! 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And the whole idea of him was so terribly romantic and dangerous. Thanks for reading, Frederick! When it comes to green, growing things, I consider you the expert 🙂. 124 ‘measuring his affections by my own’ – This doesn’t mean that Benvolio and Romeo do not like each other: ‘affections’ here means ‘feelings’ in a broader sense. As large as they grew, with trunks often hollow, they could also provide shelter. Been there, done that–more times than I like to admit 😀, Let me try one more time: there is a huge Sugar Maple in our front yard! Thanks for an interesting post. And could be so dangerous. An example of symbolism used in the text of Romeo and Juliet is “Where underneath the grove of a sycamore,” (Shakespeare 1.1.123). It must be beautiful in the South of France. Eventually, running low on provisions, John risked a trip to South Branch along the Potomac and learned that the war had ended. And he is standing underneath it. I’m not very good at identifying my trees, but the sycamore is one I always get because of the mottled bark. Hi, Julia! I live in the foothills of the Pyranees and have all the benefits of country and coast within easy travel. I was searching the net for any connection between sycamore keys and fairy doors, as I remember reading a story as a child in the 70’s where there was an incantation of ” sycamore, sycamore, let loose the door “… very haunting, does anyone know any more? Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog. Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis | LitCharts. Some even threatened to cut them down and use the wood for kindling. In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. But not all sycamores were malevolent. How interesting. It is the dawn, and Juliet is the sun’ (II.ii.1-2). Get free homework help on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: play summary, scene summary and analysis and original text, quotes, essays, character analysis, and filmography courtesy of CliffsNotes. Sycamore trees have a long history in folklore dating back to Egyptian times where the Holy Sycamore is said to connect the worlds between the dead and the living. He loves to be surrounded and influenced by nature, just as every part of a garden is covered in plants. 119 ‘sycamore’ – The tree is perhaps chosen as it suggests ‘sick-amour’ or ‘love sick’. Trees and other plants have often played a role in everything from ancient biblical texts to modern day literature. Thanks! The North American sycamore is one of our largest hardwood trees and can grow to mammoth proportions. 58 terms. I love this blog – so informative and helpful!! I love doing Mythical Mondays! The I’m not the best with trees either Cd but there are several I can ID, including the sycamore. 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