The Last Child In The Woods Analysis

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“Last Child in the Woods” (2008) by Richard Louv Researchers at a New York college are doing experiments to find out if they can choose colors that appear on butterfly wings. An intelligent man named Matt Richtel, decided to create an advertising medium. Louv argues the challenges of people’s attention towards technology versus nature. Louv illustrates the meaning of how essential nature is. Lines 60-62 say, “‘You did what?” they’ll ask. “Yes,” we’ll say, “it’s true. We actually looked out the car window.” That quote implies that people now don’t peek out the window and absorb nature as much as they should. Nowadays, phones and tablets consume our attention to have a car ride be more “bearable.” Also, lines 62-64 say “In our useful boredom, we used to draw…show more content…
Within the last few lines of the passage, 64-73, evaluates examples of pathos. Lines 69-71 say “We stared with a kind of reverence at the horizon, as thunderheads and dancing rain moved with us. We held our little plastic cars against the glass and pretended that they, too, were racing toward some unknown destination.” This quote influences people to think about how everyone is going somewhere new and unknown to each other all the time. They made it come to life with their imaginations and that is what we lack. Louv uses rhetorical questions to persuade people to change their view on television watching. On lines 43-47, it says “Why do so many Americans say they want their children to watch less TV, yet continue to expand the opportunities for them to watch it? More important, why do so many people no longer consider the physical world worth watching?” This quote is greatly important due to the fact that parents would prefer their children to not watch so much TV or video games, but they let them do it anyway which is unfortunate. When kids watch too much television or play hours of video games, they rely on that to survive the day and
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