Last Child In The Woods Analysis

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Richard Louv, author of the novel Last Child in the Woods, delivers his message by stating that the modern world is progressing so rapidly, that people, especially the youth, nowadays don’t seem to appreciate nature and argues against man’s increasing separation between nature. He acknowledges the seemingly endless ads plastered all over nature by stamping and pining their ads on trees, public beaches, and park benches as an opportunity to promote nature yet their company as well. Although advertisers state that they respect the “cultural importance”, of nature by plastering their company logo onto nature, it makes it seems as it’s not worth looking at if their brand is not being promoted. He introduces an anecdote along with several reasonable…show more content…
Or perhaps soon we’ll see people running with ipods in hand at the gym surrounded with the latest gym equipment instead of running out at the park taking in the scenery. Louv emphasizes this point in the last paragraph with anaphora by repeating the word “We” every time a sentence begins. The author recites the many landscapes and sceneries that “We” saw outside of the car door window, such as drawing a snowman from a “foggy glass window”, and counting the birds that fly past the horizon. Hence, adding significance to the separation of people beginning to distance themselves from nature in order to advance briskly into a new era technology. Instead of company’s encouraging kids to go outside they encourage kids to try out the latest console in the comfort of their home. Despite the outspread excitement of scientific and technological advancements, Louv believes that at one point people have to draw the line. The increasing separation between people and nature will only grow wider as kids will no longer desire to the classic childhood activities we once did as
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