On the Rainy River Analysis One of the most compelling books I’ve read is The Things They Carried. This book is filled with many short stories of the Vietnam war. The Author tells the story from the perspective of the soldiers. This books shows us the sacrifice these men had to give for are freedom. The Things They Carried has many great stories by Tim O’brien, but On The Rainy River was my favorite and seemed to follow the psychological literary lens.
Henry David Thoreau was an extremely influential writer of his time. He helped inspire the American transcendental movement as well as urge a nonconformist attitude to many Americans. This nonconformist idea is what left him in the woods at Walden Pond for two years while he tried to embody Emerson's idea of self-reliance. Throughout history, he continued to be an influence especially when it came to the fight for change and for revolution in fighting. His essay, Civil Disobedience, embodied a non violent resistance as the way to fight, In later years, several incredible people such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Junior used these ideas to encourage their successful nonviolent movements.
Human boundaries and relationships are the primary humanly things nature parallels with. He wrote the poem while in England, away from rural life. It is about two neighbors fixing a wall that serves as a fence between their properties. In literal terms, the the poem describes an encounter of two neighbors fixing their fence and one questioning why a fence is needed.
His ideas were the product of a diverse early career; all of his experiences pre-planning (pre-1958, essentially) informed his designs down the road. Having spent a lot of time farming, Olmsted was fond of, and personally felt a connection to, transcendental ideals. He valued man’s connection with nature as a divine and important part of life. Olmsted’s quintessential love of nature springing from his farming days was compounded, firstly, by his inspiration from Andrew Jackson Downing. Downing was a mid 19th century author who wrote best selling books about rural life.
In Bill Bryson’s memoir “The Lost Continent”, the writer goes on a trip across the United States to relive his childhood memories with the perspective of an adult. This book documents his observations of the ‘forgotten’ parts of America. While this book did not impact my life in any way, some of the content was thought provoking and insightful. The part’s of the book that affected me most were his personal motivations, reflections upon small towns, and First, Bryson’s motivations were interesting because they made me think about my own inspirations.
Nhat Hoang Ms. Smith Honors American Literature 20 May, 2016 The River Runs Through It: Norman Maclean’s value of family The River Runs Through It is a novel in which Norman Maclean rekindles the value of family and depicts how nature can consolidate family. Norman Maclean grew up in the small city of Missoula, Montana during the early 1900s. Growing up in a small town allows relationships with those around him to become close. This close relationship is especially seen through his relationship with his family.
Introduction With reference to Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall”, the repairing of the wall is understood as both a verb (action) as well as in the form of an adjective (abstract). Due to Robert Frost’s love for nature on his farm in New Hampshire, where he acquired most of his inspiration, a wall divided property of his and that of his neighbour’s. About the Poet Robert Lee Frost, born 1874 in San Francisco, California and at the age of eleven years, moved with his family to Massachusetts for the remainder of his upbringing (Robert Frost Biography: Educator, Poet (1874-1963) ). Frost graduated from Lawrence High School in 1892 where he too met his future wife (Elinor White). Frost attended first attended Dartmouth University but then later dropped out.
Robert Frost is one of the great poets of the American pantheon. Throughout his life, his work was recognized over the US border, particularly in England where he first published. The work of Frost was greatly marked by his attachment to nature (“Storm fear”, “The tuft of Flowers”); attachment that he might have developed from his life in rural communities. Growing up with a single mother after the passing of his father due to sickness, then the death of his kids, Frost’s work have conveyed the immensity of the darkness that has haunted his life. His bitterness, his depression, his sadness, his comfort zone, his wake up calls, his solitude; are some of the elements that a reader can feel reading through his lines.
Thesis Paper Jaya Goklani Ms. Kanika Dang Cycle Test 3, The Heritage School, Gurgaon 23th October 2015 Robert Frost: A Poet to Remember Robert Lee Frost born on March 26, 1874 was an American poet. He was born in San Francisco, California, U.S. He is well known for his realistic writings of rural life and his use of informal American speech.
Wallace Stevens, the great American poet, wrote in one of his poems that “In my room, the world is beyond my imagination; / But when I walk I see that it consists of three or four hills and a cloud”—for Stevens, walking is a way to connect with the world, to see for himself what is in the world. [pause]. One last quotation. Bruce Chatwin, a famous British travel writer, said that walking was essential for our education, our growth, and our happiness: “Children need paths to explore, to take bearings on the earth on which they live.
While working on a book, a family friend park commissioner Charles Elliott, encouraged Olmsted to apply for the position of superintendent of New York City’s Central Park. To do so each applicant would have to enter a design of the park. Olmsted teamed up with Calvert Vaux and presented their design they called Greensward. It included scenic views, winding paths, and large open areas. Out of thirty three submitted designs Olmsted and Vaux’s design was chosen.
Baker went to Bate college as an undergraduate where he got introduces to his first history class about Northern New England by James Leamon. James is a mentor at Bate College and now is friends with Baker. He is a historian and archaeologists that teaches history at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts. The reason why Baker wrote this book was because he think that the past should be accessible to the public. Baker
Frederic Church was born in Hartford Connecticut in 1826 and is the best-known student of the Hudson School of landscape painting. Church’s main commitment was to study and understand the natural sciences but he also was concerned with the addition of a spiritual dimension in his paintings (Frederic). At the age of 18, Church became the pupil of Thomas Cole in Catskill, New York after being introduced to him by Daniel Wadsworth. He then moved to New York to begin teaching pupils of the things that he has learned. Church inherited Cole’s title as the premier landscape painter in America.
How He Came to Be Phil Jackson was raised in a farm community in North Dakota by parents who were both Pentecostal ministers and very strict practitioners of their faith. He explains in his book, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success (2013), that after growing up with such rigid rules and guidelines, he has taken an opposite approach as an adult and has become much more easy going and relaxed (p.15). He wrote about his search for spiritual grounding where he studied many different religions and their practices throughout his years in college. After combining many of them together he came up with his own set of beliefs and practices that provides him with the foundation he felt he needed all along (p. 15).
The book To Kill A Mockingbird and the poem “If” feel like they were written by the same person and at the same time, but the book To Kill A Mockingbird was written a little over 60 years after by Harper Lee. Which leads me to believe she used this to develop some of her characters. “If” feels like she mainly used it to develop a character by the name of Atticus and a couple of others. Atticus is a perfect father figure for his kids he also does all these things as a single parent with the help of family and friends along the way. Some of the lines from “if” fit right in with Atticus and how he acts.