Richard Louv Attack On Nature Analysis

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Technology drives nature away, with the support of humankind demanding more and more breakthroughs and advancements. The isolation of humanity as it further itself from nature creates a longer distance that must be traveled to capture its essence. As Richard Louv argues, our changing culture is important because nature is overlooked and technology is glorified. Where the accepted synthetic nature makes “true” nature irrelevant. Where looking out the car window is going extinct only replaced by a television screen on the back of mom’s seat. It is through Louv’s persistent attack on the audience’s emotion, personal stories, and satirical remarks that he illustrates the augmenting separation of humankind and nature.
In fact, the very beginning is an emotional attack that makes the audience feel guilty. Louv’s attack on emotion is constructed from the dystopian world that Richtel describes, “The sheer popularity of simulating nature…demands that
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Louv tells a story where his friend “drew the line” and did not purchase backseat TV screens to give himself some quiet time on long car trips. This creates panic within the audience because those who bought backseat TVs now see the error in their sweet, quiet extensive car trips. The more powerful story comes later and in fact, the story is a hypothetical situation that Louv proposes is in the formidable future. Louv describes storytelling to the current generation, where he finds himself explaining the wondrous movie that was the action of looking outside the car window. The point however is not as simple as explaining to a nature deficit generation what looking out the car window was, but rather the sole fact that humanity chooses to contribute to the “irrelevance of nature” and accept the future that Richtel
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