When reading a work, the “common” reader has already made the decision to not “collaborate” with the author’s ideas, and chooses not to leave their “mark” on the work as they overlook the opportunity to perform a deeper analysis of the main ideas. Due to the “common” reader’s inability to conceptualize the deeper meanings of certain ideas, he or she is therefore unable to comprehend all of the concepts the author intended to convey to readers. The “common” reader reads Percy’s essay "The Loss of the Creature" and extracts only the main ideas of the work, as they miss out on a “deeper” understanding of the concepts given by Percy. The “common” reader would most likely read each paragraph as a boring collection of meaningless statements, as they put strong emphasis on noting the simple ideas of a topic, instead of analyzing the main ideas and making comprehension of these concepts the main priority. Percy introduces an example that effectively allows different types of readers to be immediately distinguished based on how they choose to perceive certain
‘Natural Law has no serious weaknesses.’ Discuss. The natural law theory is approach from an absolutist point of view which expresses that morality is set from birth. What is right and wrong, good or evil can be perceived almost instantly by everyone because morality is universal it is not a relativist thing that can change with situation. Also, natural law does not adjust to public opinion; it is an invisible measure which never changes. It can be seen as a good approach to morality as it does not allow people from different denominations such as cultures or where you are born or in different situation they may find themselves to build their own moral rules and framework to life, it is personal but is guided by these innate rules.
According to Vonnegut , you should fine the subject that you care about In which you in your heart feel other should be care about. This is natural caring which will be the most interesting and teased element; don’t ramble, we may not discuss too widespread because it will make a paragraph out of focus; keep it simple, use simple language in order to the reader easy to understand what you mean; have guts to cut, If a sentence no matter how excellent, don’t afraid to scratch the sentence out if it doesn’t support the subject that you talk about; sound like yourself, no matter what your first language you should treasure it all your life; say what you mean to say, select the most effective words ,and relating words to one another unambiguously; pity the reader , they have to be able to identify thousand of little mark paper and make sense of them immediately; In addition , there are several elements are considered in order to make style in writing , they are :
“The Loss of the Creature” begins by using Garcia Lopez de Cardenas and his discovery of the Grand Canyon to explain the awe and appreciation one feel as they discovery something beautiful on their own. Walker Percy believes that if a sightseer were to see this same magnificent image today, he would not experience that same satisfaction, for the immediate need to compare it to preexisting images he already has, would stand in the way. Furthermore, Percy criticizes the sightseer as he approaches the sight of the Grand Canyon by taking pictures of it, instead of living in the present moment as he should, by just admiring the sight with his own eyes. Percy provides ways to avert the conventional methods of viewing the Grand Canyon, so that one can truly recover it. He explains that the true sight of the Grand Canyon might be revealed if the sightseer reaches the sight by either leaving the beaten track or taking the most beaten track of all.
Disinterested rational Will is a matter of having no personal attachments or motives. It is important to Stoics, because to them wisdom consists in thinking of things that happen to you as you would any other even in the World as a necessary part of the world. Chapter 8: 1. Compare & contrast the classical worldview with the
Percy argues that having a packaged idea of something can cause you to create a symbolic amalgam of ideas about that thing that can block the true essence of the real experience when you actually do experience it for yourself. In his article he presents examples of how trying to achieve a symbol or expectation leads to the loss of the full experience. Understanding can only be reached through the true experience, but when expectations and unconscious comparisons come into play understanding becomes impossible. In one of Percy’s examples he argues that Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, the man who discovered the Grand Canyon is the only person who is the only one who has truly seen it. I personally have had many experiences where this general rule is true and I found myself comparing instead of observing.
In spite of being biased for a certain group of manufacturers, the transition from the body of the article to its end is smooth. The way Gladwell ends the article is quite impressive as the article ends with a question mark leaving it to the readers to decide. They can decide the either way, but the details provided by Gladwell would have to be considered. In conclusion, what we can say is that overall Gladwell’s article is informative, well written and well organized. The transition of the paragraphs is acceptable with topic sentences, which are well explained.
These two separate pieces merge in their central ideas of how human nature leads us into “experiencing” moments with “learnt assumptions” as described by John Berger in “Ways of Seeing.” “The Loss of the Creature” articulates a philosophical sense of perspective through a loss of sovereignty of which is complimented by The Grand Canyon which demonstrates affected changes through perspective and “Ways of seeing” by John Berger who further contributes to Percy’s philosophy with his own philosophy of “learnt assumptions.” Throughout Percy’s essay he speaks about a loss of sovereignty and explains through his example of the couple traveling through Mexico how that sovereignty is lost, which is demonstrated in a similar concept relating to Mac (the immigration lawyer in The Grand Canyon) who encounters people of a different race which should be familiar to him however in a certain scene this poses as a problem for him. Percy uses an example of a couple that travels through Mexico and accidentally stumbles upon an
It cannot get much more honest than that. Narrators often describe people or things in a well rounded sense, they go over details equally to present a neutral point of view but the fact that Nick describes things on first glance and speaks about the things that stick out to him shows much more honesty than someone who is trying to be neutral and shows it. It also goes back to the concept of honesty, Nick describes whatever stands out to him. That, in and of itself is an honest idea, is seems like he does not sensor what he sees, he just spills it out to us. Another example of Nick’s honesty is his attention to detail.
The Disappearance of Geographical Knowledge: A Review of Lopez’s Writing In Barry Lopez’s The American Geographies it seems that the reader is able to immediately grasp the author’s enthusiasm and passion for letting us know how important he feels that it is for Americans to have a better understanding of their surroundings warning us to capture this knowledge before it is lost. He implies this by saying “Year by year the number of people with firsthand experience in the land dwindles. Rural population continues to shift to the cities”. (“The American Geographies”, Lopez) Lopez further expresses his concern for people’s indifference of the geographical understanding “in day to day affairs, one place serves as well as another to convey one’s point. On reflection, this is an appalling condescension and a terrible imprecision of the very antithesis of knowledge.” (“The American Geographies”, Lopez) He further warns us that if we continue to ignore the details of where we live, the “anyone with the political power or the will to do so”.