Nature is all around Love's Labour's Lost: in the setting, stage directions, and imagery. The action takes place in the open air. Exposure to the elements, which are gentle enough for the women to camp outside, influences the characters' behavior and pervades their speech. They start comparing themselves and others to plants, animals, and celestial bodies – a virtual almanac. They climb trees and hide in bushes. Being in nature gives the characters permission give into their instincts to love.
Love's Labour's Lost argues that love is the only thing that can unify man's intellect and his instinct.
In Love's Labour's Lost, the principal characters journey from civilization, through wilderness, to a transformed society.