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Hindrances In David Armand's Short Story 'Duck Hunter'

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“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves,” Andy Goldsworthy. The new generation has lost its connection to the environment in which is lives. There focus is more on the latest iPhone and the better Wi-Fi signal that it is there connection and responsibility for the natural world. Then what happens when the new generation is separated from their precious technology, and pushed into the natural world by choice or force? The technology that the new generation is so accustomed to is taken away and can no longer hinder the connection between them and the environment around them. Technology is one of the major hindrances in all cultures that affect ones connection to nature; without the older generation there to push the younger generation into their environment, there will be no connection to nature.…show more content…
With the help of the older generation, such as the baby boomers, millennials have the opportunity to experience that “Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift” Albert Einstein. In David Armand’s short story “Duck Hunter” one of the main characters, Lonnie, is emotionally estranged from his father. One can assume that it is because of the technology that his generation so centered on. The father, Jim, takes his son duck hunting to create a better connection with not only himself but nature as well. At the end of the short story it reads “Exasperated, Lonnie decides to leave the painting like this until he returns next year to hunt ducks with his father”. From this quote you can conclude that Lonnie, although it is not stated, enjoys spending the time with his father in nature. Thanks to his father pushing him into his natural world, Lonnie was able to experience and enjoys
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