Analysis Of Emerson's Nature Is Free, By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature is Free In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay entitled Nature (1836), Emerson stresses how nature can heal our day-to-day troubles and sorrows by captivating us with all the beauty that it has to offer. In addition, Emerson explains that in order for people to find peaceful state of mind, they need to start paying closer attention to nature. He states and I quote, “the stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kinder impression, when the mind is open to their influence.”(Emerson, Ch.1) Furthermore, Emerson argues that nature is harmless and humble, and that no genius can figure out how it was created in the first place. Emerson explains that nature and men are interconnected…show more content…
In her view, which was published in The New Yorker entitled, “Henry David Thoreau’s Myopia,” she brought the incident of the dozen people who were killed when travelling in a boat from Ireland to America, and how Thoreau reaction disgusted her because Thoreau wrote in regard to the tragic event that he did not fill sorry to the people who perished nor did he care. I agree with her points that nature can be cruel and that Thoreau was inconsiderate to other people feelings, but she cannot generally discredit Thoreau and nature for the influence or difference they can or will implement in peoples lives. Yes, it is sad when people die because of naturally caused disasters, but it is even more remarkable when there are people willing to go to war to sacrifice their own life for their country. Not to mention, that there is different things killing people everywhere. Additionally, people are not perfect including Thoreau. Given this point, we have to understand that the unhappiness and the wars happening around the world are created by people’s greed for power in society. Maybe for this reason, Thoreau did not sympathized in that moment. Additionally, I am not implying people should live the same way as Thoreau nor am I stating that nature cannot be devastating at times. I am explain that those that seek happiness can take the time and break from their busy schedule and submerge them selves into the wild in order to understand what a real joy feels like. Even though Kathryn insist that there is no happiness in nature, however I still strongly believe that she has not had the experience of harmony through simplicity of nature to judge or question the whole Thoreau or Waldo
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