Part of living life is that it;s a mystery in it self; the only certainty that we can hold as ours is that we will die. Victor Frankenstein has a loose interpretation of life and what it means to him. Henry Clerval has enlightened Victor on life’s understandings. He taught him to enjoy life, and what it has to offer. Victor best explains this through a quote “Clerval called forth the better feelings of my heart: he again taught me to the aspect of nature and the cheerful faces of Children (56)”.
The jaguar and deer keep helping to build the house even though they don’t know who has been helping them out. Once they find out, they are thankful for each others help and they decide to live together as a sign of gratefulness. (“The Jaguar and the Deer”) 2. After the coyote tells the hen that a treaty has been signed therefore she could come down the tree, the hen lies to the coyote aiming to teach him a lesson. A good liar doesn’t believe.
Momaday and Brown have different purposes toward their respective landscapes as seen in the passages. Momaday’s purpose holds to view culture history of the Kiowa Indians and how the land itself holds beauty, in a most appealing positive attitude, which also reflects his background; “for my people.” Brown’s purpose, seen in the passage holds an opposite view, where it reflects a very dull aspect towards the Plains in a demoralized negative way. Momaday’s fanciful diction keeps his praise for Rainy Mountain alive with imagination choosing words such as “brittle” and “writhe,” giving a sensory image of how he feels and sees devotion of pride for the land. Momaday uses sources from his culture and the Kiowa to show a sense of clear imagination of the kind of heritage the land holds. He describes Rainy Mountain using his sensory imagination of how he feels and sees the landscape; colors in specific, making the audience have an idea of how it’s like when he mentions, “The grass turns brittle and brown… cracks beneath your feet.” He compares the many flashy insects as “yellow grasshoppers … everywhere… popping up like corn to sting the flesh…,” seeing the land with praise as to his culture of the Kiowas being reverent.
Creation By: E.O. Wilson The premise of the book is that it is a letter to a Southern Baptist pastor. Interlaced with the letter are pictures of nature, including rainforests, butterflies, bacteria, birds, fish, diagrams of insects, and maps to show biodiversity. Wilson is trying to appeal to the Southern Baptist pastor through scientific facts. The pictures and diagrams are to support Wilson’s argument that biodiversity is disappearing and to illustrate that we are the cause.
The practices are naming things, understanding the importance of patience, respecting the wildness of animals, cultivating a specific obsession, carrying a notebook, being wary of gadgetry, maintaining a “field trip” mentality, making time for solitude and standing in a lineage of naturalists. If we as humans do all of those, we would understand the nature around us completely. Although it is unrealistic because all humans cannot always consider the nature like naturalists, we would accept Crow Planet as the introduction of understanding what is the nature and how the nature concern humans. That is why Crow Planet makes us notice that we are part of the nature and live with nature, and the book is an essential
In “Roosting Hawk,” the author uses diction to expose the arrogance of the hawk by making him appear to look almost God-like or divine. He does this by using words like, “convenience” and “feet locked upon bark,” as if the trees which his feet are locked upon belong to him. The diction within the lines of “Golden Retrievals” sketches the dog to be care-free and living only in the present moment. For instance, in line fourteen “now: bow-wow” the words ‘now’ and ‘wow’ sound similar; therefore, the author uses this effect to put emphasis on the ‘now’ present. The entire syntax of “Roosting Hawk” is written in quatrains.
Thoreau’s main source for metaphor is the natural world around him. When he describes nature, he likes to anthropomorphize the life around him. He gives the birds, the plants, the animals, and of course the pond in Walden personalities. For example in the chapter titled “Battle of the Ants” in Walden, Thoreau uses anthropomorphism and conceits to describe the war of the two ant species. The uses of these literary techniques help Thoreau show his hatred and thoughts of
In the novel, the forest to the creature is his source of knowledge as he goes his way discovering new ideas on his innocent but keen mind. It is also his source of food and his dwelling when he needs to rest away from the cruelty of humans. Whereas, in the film
While today, we happen to see a rainbow in the sky and think, “Oh, that’s beautiful,” and then we continue going about our daily lives; the Tewa, and all Native Americans, didn’t take advantage of the beauty. They did much more then appreciate it; they lived off of it, and based their entire lives around their surroundings. The Navajo expressed the same love for nature in their poem “Hunting Song.” The reading expresses the Native American’s relation to nature and their belief of everything being connected to, and depending on another element of the world. They sing to the deer to tell them that they are being hunted, but it is all a part of life and they need each other to survive. Native Americans based their lives off of nature.
He distinguishes the inner man from the outer man. He says to be less in materialism and develop more in your spiritual needs. To meditate on it, than to be in constant labor to the individual humanity. Thoreau encourages his readers to embrace independence, self-reliance, and the simple life. He explains in Walden his experience in the woods, living with himself independently.