Above all Tarkovsky is interested in the Russian earth. However, no excessive imagery or fetishisation of the earth as a material substance can be observed in his films. On the contrary, the earth’s presence is always omniscient and suggestive, only reflecting people’s attitude towards it. It is through his characters that the earth becomes spiritualised. One thing is clear, as represented, for instance in the Stalker’s monologue in Stalker, as he buries his hands in the earth and nestles his face into the grass of the ‘zone’.
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book which tells the real story of Christopher McCandless, who unlike the rest of us despised materialistic pleasures. McCandless in the April of 1992,set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given all of his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions. Unlike others, he wanted to live a life of independence, free from materialistic pleasures and filled with nature and it’s beauty. In addition, McCandless shed his legal name early in his journey, adopting the moniker ‘Alexander Supertramp’.
(Turner) Likewise, it takes after that they didn 't meddle with the earth, since he thinks of them as a piece of it. Indeed, even now, numerous succumb to the possibility that Native Americans lived in amicability with nature, however, in actuality this thought is a long way from reality. Denevan states that "Indian effect was neither kind nor restricted and vaporous, nor were assets constantly utilized as a part of a sound biological path." In numerous ways Native Americans had much an indistinguishable ruinous impacts on nature from Europeans. They utilized and manhandled the assets around them and the earth languished over it.
The first similarity is that there is almost no touch of humanity where these two stories take place. In A Sound of Thunder it stated, “He indicated a metal path that struck off into green wilderness…” The only man made thing in this time period, the rest is left alone. In Being Prey it says, “In the wet season, Kakadu’s paperbark wetlands are especially stunning.” This Kakadu place is a national park almost untouched by humanity. One Difference between the two settings are that they are in different time periods. Being Prey is based in modern times.
Jack London had been an American novelist and is known for works such as The Call of the Wild, which McCandless greatly admired. Chris McCandless had greatly admired Jack London, going as far as carving “Jack London is King” at what came to be the site of his death. The Jack London quote used in the epigraph describes a scene in the forest but uses bitter imagery- yet somehow still romanticises it. “Alex” was unable to ever see past the facade London had built- given that London had hardly ever spent time in the wild himself and most definitely nowhere near as intense as Alaska. This chapter had described how he had been found and this quote leads back to that because though Chris was intelligent, he did not understand that London had to make nature sound beautiful.
Hence, it is a fact that we are part of “one inseparable web of relationships.” This explains why the systems theory is about seeing concepts as a whole through interconnectedness and interdependence, not only one piece. In regards to this, John enforces that “No man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent.” Such a concept is resembled if we observe a tree 's relationship to the whole entire forest. As for dependency, it is acknowledged that a particle cannot exist without space around it. This is quite similar to how is there isn’t on without an off or an up without a down.
“The family seems to possess every piece of the landscape, not only the house itself but every tree and blade of grass. Nothing is locked, not the main house, or the cabin that he and Maxine sleep in. Anyone could walk in. He thinks of the alarm system that now is installed in his parents’ house, wonders why they cannot relax about their physical surroundings in the same way. The Ratliffs own the moon that floats over the lake, and the sun and the clouds.
Henry David Thoreau is one of the primary promoters of the transcendentalist movement and has been inspiring people to take on the transcendentalist lifestyle ever since the mid 1800’s. Mccandless was an admirer of Henry’s philosophy but he wasn’t as fully immersed in his work and ideals as Thoreau was to his own. His intentions were not as closely aligned to the movement as Thoreau’s and the difference between these icons are clearly visible. Self reliance is one of the most significant components of the transcendentalism movement that Henry David Thoreau contributed to in his literary career. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” - (taken from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”).
“No, wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread” (Abbey 1971). Edward Abbey was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania on January 19th of 1927. At the age of 17, Abbey left his home to make his way across America where he found his love for nature and specifically, the desert. Abbey was a seasonal park ranger at Arches National Monument, where he got the inspiration for his best-seller, Desert Solitaire. Abbey writes about living alone in the desert, to escape the cultures in today’s society.
Native Americans Events in History and Current Events The Native American culture has always been very fascinating to me. There art and crafts items are very beautiful and interesting and the history that is behind every artifact. Even in now some days the Native Americans have been treated unfairly with their land. It’s like if the Native Americans were living back in the 1800s because of the way there being treated taking their land and moving them to different parts of the United States. You even hear in the news that protest go on because companies want their land to build buildings or pass a pipeline through their land as well.
McCloud said the mountain shouldn 't be named after a man who never even set foot on North American soil. "Our people have always lived here and that 's something that isn 't recognized," she said. British explorer George Vancouver named it Mount Rainier in 1792 after a friend and fellow British naval officer who fought sea battles against the Americans. The board of geographic names last took up a proposal to rename Mount Rainier in 2009 and decided "the overwhelming support and the predominate use of the locals was for Mount Rainier," Yost said. "It 's not the board 's mission to restore historical names, it 's to make standard for federal use the name that is used locally by the majority of the people who use the name on a regular basis," Yost said.
He begins this comparison by explaining that the best scientists “move deep into a wilderness region where they know almost nothing, where the very tools and techniques needed to clear the wilderness, to bring order to it, do not exist” (Barry 26-29). Barry introduces
They explored on trails like the Oregon trail for example, this trail took them almost directly to Oregon. This trail was one of the most used trails that were used to travel westward, because of this many towns and villages were planted in different places al around the trail. So, by the time the people had reached the pacific coast, there was already lots and lots towns all around the northern US, and other roads to get west from the East coast. Because this was so much of a “boom” of exploration and colonization Thomas Jefferson being the president at that time was pleased. He was so pleases that he even helped the people explored
This book is a wonderful that relates the history of the Oregon Trail. Coupled with that history is the experience and personal history of the Rinker Buck who decide to traverse the entire trail in a covered wagon with his brother, Nick. Rinker Buck brings an historical bend to the trail portion. Not only does he give it is history, but Rinker Buck often puts the trail in its unique perspective as a molder of USA and reflection of much of our psyche. Spreading west and expanding ?
As well dam for water-tanks the people 's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man” (Muir, 1908). Other writings by Muir depict the valley as something so scenic it as if it came out of a fairy tale. It was not as though Muir did not understand the consequences of not damming the valley. Muir understood that the city was in need of an adequate water supply; he simply believed that national parks and other wilderness areas should be excluded from damming. Thus, Muir did not agree with the idea that a dam for San Francisco needed to be in a national park.