Nature highly impacts both these authors according to their writings. Nature gives them a sense of hopefulness and encouragement when they are burdened with problems. Both authors greatly admire nature in so many ways. Muir and Wordsworth describe how when they are feeling down, nature picks them up. Muir directly states an experience where he begins to loose faith: “But when the sun was getting low and everything seemed most bewildering and discouraging, I found beautiful Calypso on the mossy bank of a stream”.
When thinking of the wilderness one might picture a scene from a camp site. Untamed dense forest, and endless jungle probably come first to mind and although this might be one meaning of wilderness, Mellor’s perception of wilderness and pastoral opens our thoughts on how we view the unpredictable and the known. In “Lure Of The Wilderness” by Leo Mellor, he shows the meaning of the unexplored wilderness and the surprises that come with the unknown, while humans try to tame what is wild and create a pastoral environment around them. Mellor’s writing helps understand hidden aspects in the short story “Wild” by Lesley Arimah, when Ada is blindsided with a plane ticket to visit her aunt in Africa. She travels to a place mostly unknown to her, besides the relatives living there.
In the community, we get a sense it is bleak and gray. But now in the forest, we get a whole new surrounding of different things that we can better imagine with the imagery used. It’s used as if now since Equality 7-2521 is away from the community, he has more freedom to imagine. In this certain moment of the quote above, Equality 7-2521 has found a river. He’s finally able to see his reflection
“An Entrance to the Woods” is an essay by Wendell Berry about the serenity and importance of nature in his life. In this essay, the author uses tone shifts from dark to light to convey his idea of finding rebirth and rejuvenation through nature. In the beginning of the essay, Berry has left civilization for the first time in a while, and finds himself missing human company and feeling “inexplicably sad” (671). This feeling of sadness is in part from the woods itself, and partly due to Berry leaving the hustle and bustle of normal life in the cities, and the violent change from constant noise to silence causes him to feel lonely in the woods. As a result of feeling alone in the woods, the tone of the essay is dark and brooding, as seen through Berry’s somber diction and mood, as seen on page 671: “And then a heavy feeling of melancholy and lonesomeness comes over me.
And they live in a gross and dirty world.” Good intentions cannot always lead to a good outcome. Very often the path a person may be stuck on simply does not have a good end, and it may be impossible to swerve off into a different path. In George’s and Lennie’s case, they were limited by a society which would not cooperate with many people, there would be people who would be looking for trouble. This quote plays a theme during the entire novella, especially in Lennie’s character. After
Things that equality has never thought , or was allowed to do in the society of man.”We did not wish to move .We thought suddenly we could lie thus along as we wished ,and we laughed aloud at that thought .We could also rise , run ,or leap , or fall again”. This is an example of equality finally realizing that he was free to do whatever he liked without having to think about it or how it pertained to the equal society of man , in which he had left behind for the better power of nature .Another example of equality’s new freedom was when he , not knowing what is was , but learned how to hunt. “We stopped when we felt hunger. We saw birds in the tree branches , and flying from under our footsteps .We picked a stone and we sent it as an arrow at a bird. It fell before us.
Why I Went to the Woods is a piece of writing that is many a times the view of modern day Americans engulfed in the constant cycle of the technology takeover. Thoreau went to the woods to live and live deliberately. Living deliberately entails living consciously and intentionally. Thoreau’s intent was to live without regret of not living enough. In today’s society the focus is on living through others with a constant need for validation.
Being taken advantage of and naivety come together hand in hand. Therefore, in Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, the Tree is naive and being taken advantage of because she puts the Boy’s happiness and well-being ENTIRELY above her own, ultimately leading to her self destruction. The Boy also habitually returns to reap the benefits of the Tree because he is knows the Tree will not reject him, and that the Tree even feels sorry on his behalf because of his misfortune. Although some argue that the Tree and the Boy have a mother-son relationship, implying that she is willfully sacrificing for the Boy, it does not disprove that the Boy takes advantage of her, and that she lets him do it. Self care is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one 's own well-being and happiness” and as “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one 's own health.” The title character neglects this practice which every person– or in this case, every personified being, owes to their survival.
To man nature is the pure and original source of happiness. He forgets all his inevitable and depressing and sorrowful conditions in the delightful company of nature. It also developed man’s sense of beauty. It fills man’s heart with heavenly pleasure with he can’t get anywhere under the sun. In the presence of nature a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.
Sustainable forest management requires three major criteria which are the maintenance of ecological processes within the forest (soil formation, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles (carbon, nutrient and hydrological cycles), maintenance of biodiversity of forest, improving the net social benefits derived from the mixture of forest uses within the constraints by considering the future. Forest provides habitats for more than half of the fauna and flora on the Earth (SCBD, 2001). Forest biome plays an important role in mitigating climate change by serving as carbon sinks (Hassan et al., 2005). Forest land is the most fundamental natural resources which become reduced mainly due to anthropogenic pressures. For proper management of land, it is essential to have information about existing land cover and about the naturalness of the land.
It also exemplifies the jurastic difference between the peaceful areas of the forest and the extreme woods in Alaska. One moment there can be a nice little open field and the next you cannot see ten feet without a tree getting in your way. From that the reader can easily foreshadow the events to come in Alex’s
Many people that go out in the wilderness say they get a sense of relief and freedom. Many of them do not need the everyday stuff and live just fine without them. They don’t need fancy new sports car or a new TV because they much rather be out exploring nature. If people have the courage to turn against their habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living they will find the joy in different experiences easier. People that are fascinated by the wild seem to enjoy a lot of the simpler things in life.Even though they do not have luxury things they still seem to be happier with their lives than most of the people.