Firstly this essay will talk about Emerson’s view on man’s relationship with nature. Secondly it will talk about Thoreau’s view of how to observe nature in connection to man’s life. Emerson believes that every individual has his own thoughts and beliefs and every man can think for themselves which he calls the ‘Man Thinking’. He mentions that there are lots of things that influence the human mind but “The first in time and the first in importance upon the mind is that of nature.” (The American Scholar,1837). Emerson says that to know God you have to know nature and that is the only way an individual can have a connection with God.
Emerson, in his Scholar address, states that nature is the most important influence on man and his thinking. Because in nature there is no beginning and no end, it is circular, or whole. In this, nature is like God, and like man's spirit, because there is no beginning or end to it, just a circular movement that creates a whole. We also see this idea of a whole in man. Emerson describes men as not many singular entities, but as parts of One Man.
Every event of nature becomes a lesson for man in order for his soul to learn and to nourish itself spiritually. Man is inspired by nature as a moral being by following the principles of nature. At the same time, Emerson’s view of nature conflicts with religious dogma, and rather than seeing nature as part of a curse of God on man, he sees nature in the service of mankind. Still, it is crucial for man to recognize the existence of a spirit in nature, and man must build up his own spirituality by having a different view of nature. Man will be able to understand and answer those questions that plague his mind about the order of universe when he experiences the world that surrounds him.
Early on, he describes himself as a "transparent eyeball." In this passage, he expresses his view that nature is purity. Emerson believes being in pure nature brings mankind closer to the way God intended life to be. Through nature man and God are brought together. Emerson starts with a description of one who has the ideal relationship with nature, "The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood."
Therefore, even though we are all different, we are all linked by our creator. Christ is in us all. (Greenblatt 1547) Hopkins’s poetry supports his belief of a God-centered view of creation. (Hu... ... middle of paper ... ...h on all things allows for a deeper sense of appreciation, and makes them more beautiful. Hopkins’s poems are expressive of his view of nature and the correlating relationship between himself and God.
As per (Manjari,A) “ Nature has a great impact in our mind. It helps individual to find new innovative ways to live life.” Nature teaches people with ways to live life in a harmonious way. Emerson also says that nature and the mind of human are similar like a circular power which returns again like the everyday sun and the sunset, night and her stars. When the nature is being destroyed however with some circular power it begins to grow again and even the human mind once diverted comes back to sense one day. Emerson in the American Scholar says that the nature... ... middle of paper ...
(63) Sam, Lige and Joe start a conversation about how God made nature and nat... ... middle of paper ... ...uitive lifestyles that will not hinder us from our true desires and happiness. This is definitely something to think about: the theory of God being our conscience, our surroundings, and our sense of being. But what we also have to think about anti-transcendentalism in the novel, portrayed by Nanny, for example. Anti-transcendentalist ideas include the opposite as discussed in this essay, and in the novel, like that man is not born good and corrupted by society, but man is born with predetermined good, and predetermined corruption already. Are we born good and develop negative traits as we grow, learn and thrive from our surroundings, or are we born with positive and negative traits in us, then grow and learn to express them more?
He has blind faith because whatever path nature makes he will follow. Wordsworth takes on a very pantheistic view and sees the universe and nature as divine. To describe this divinity of nature Wordsworth uses vocabulary... ... middle of paper ... ...ar to religious praise songs meant for God. Again Wordsworth sounds grateful for the fact that nature is Thompson 5 everywhere. This is another characteristic of nature that sounds similar to how many would characterize God, omnipotent.
In the first chapter, Fretheim argues that the world as created by God was good, but with no absolute perfbctness, He supports his arguments by exploring the creation story, as recorded in the frrst and second chapters of book of Cenesis. According to him, God created a good world. However, thc creation did not achieve outright perfbotness, in terms ol orderliness (Frcthcim, 2010). Adranacus 2 Hence, it is still undergoing the process of crc... ... middle of paper ... ...some disasters and suffbring are worsened by people's sin. God is also takes part in suffering even as he continues to heal the creation.
Emerson believed that thru nature you still find God because he created the world. In his writing “Nature,” he says, “The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship” (Emerson 962). He believed the more you emerge yourself with nature the more divine you will be, because God made nature as art. He also bring up the argument of if you don’t associate with nature then you don’t understand your surroundings just like you won’t understand God. In the writing “Nature,” he says “We are as much strangers in nature as we are aliens from God.