When you read Emerson’s Nature you can feel how perfect he sees things. “He writes things like In the woods we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life”. Then in The Ministers Black Veil it’s like he sees all nature as a scary thing. He states that when he runs outside everything is covered so it’s like he doesn’t see nature for its true beauty.
Unlike Brian who wanted to be rescued, Muir appreciated the wild and was extremely passionate about trees and flowers and animals. He was in favor of preserving American wilderness. Nature was like his church. He was famous for publicizing Yosemite and making it a national park. Brian was not dying in the woods but he did not appreciate it and loved the woods enough to be happy with how he had to live when he was stranded.
Also McCandles wanted to escape the clutches of society to get away from people controlling him, where as Thoreau just somewhat wanted a change, he wanted to experience life, Thoreau said " I went to the woods because i wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if i couldn't not learn what it had to teach, and not, when i come to die, discover that i had not yet lived." Thoreau not only had knowledge and passion, but he had common sense too. He didn't see fit to put his life in danger for his journey, he knew when it was time to go get supplies. Where as McCandless was a smart kid, but he was with little experience in the wilderness that he embarked on, leading him to his eventually demise. Some might say that he lived his life to the fullest and put his whole heart into his dream, and others would call him a silly dreamer who didn't know better.
The highway is a metaphor for life and when wright stops on the side of it to enjoy the horses, he is appreciating life and “stopping to smell the roses”. Wright is traveling through this poem, and through his life, with his friend. Wright and his friend step over barbed wire to get into the pasture with the horses. Barbed wire represents a sacrifice or a struggle that Wright has to overcome/take to get away from the busy fast paced highway into the pasture where his life beauty is. Wright also describes the horses as being excited to see the two of them.
Josh Colbert Dr. Mills English 102-3 March 22, 2011 Setting and atmosphere contributes to the effectiveness of short stories in various ways. Setting includes the location and time of the action in the story novel, play, or poem. Atmosphere is the emotional effect of the setting and events; it pertains to the impact or the meaning of the work. Tobias Wolfs “Hunters in the Snow” conveys a sense of atmosphere by building up the action to the end of the story and setting by having his characters in certain places at certain times by telling the reader where the places that the characters are in the story. In the story “Hunters in the Snow,” three men, Tub, Kenny, and Frank, are going on a hunting trip.
I believe that the reason he alienated himself is to not get hurt, be in a conflict, go through change or have the pain of losing someone. In the novel he talks about losing his brother and I think that is what triggered him to stay in a “safe distance” from the people around him. Also, before his date with Sally he decided to take a walk throughout the Natural History Museum. He described how he liked how everything stayed the same. This shows how he does not know how to deal with conflict, confusion, and change.
Goodman Brown sets off on his journey with a strong will and an excellent resolve for the future. Goodman Brown also shows he believes in his faith while he ventures through the forest when the dark figure urges Goodman Brown to go with him. The characters Goodman Brown sees on his journey through the forest and his experience at the black Sabbath are good examples of imagery. When Goodman Brown is initially approached by the dark figure in the forest and is told he is late, Goodman Brown replies, "Faith kept me back awhile". Again the name of his wife symbolizes Goodman Brown's own
Again, he contemplates suicide as a way to escape his misery: “To die, to sleep; to sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there’s the rub! For in that sleep what dreams may come…”. If Hamlet could just sleep without dreaming, he would like to take his own life but the mystery of what comes next keeps him from acting on it. He also questions his own honor in living with the hardships of life opposed to dying young and avoiding life’s challenges. He speculates that perhaps we all choose life because of the uncertainty and mystery of death.
He also starts to blame nature for being unnatural, when it is actually doing exactly what it is supposed to. It almost seems like he thinks that nature is taking him for granted for all of the services he provides for it. He then seems to think that revenge is his new motivation in life and that because he isn’t with Juliana, when he cuts the grass he will also fall. In the end of the poem, the
Langston Hughes actually talks about keeping your dreams, which in my opinion is close to hope, because our hope is based on our dreams. He says that you should hold onto your dreams, because if you do not, “life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly” or it is “a barren field, frozen with snow” . Ice johnson mentions in his poem that hope is “not the best way but at least a way” , meaning that hope also can have disadvantages, such as making people to optimistic to see the realistic side of life, but it’s still a way to live and escape the massacre and disaster. He also mentions that hope is