BY: Michael Richards
Nature is an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, he wanted to be remembered as a poet before all so we can predict many hidden metaphors and deep meanings in his works. Emerson could probably write forever about nature and all of its wonders. He talks about how much one has to gain from nature; he is constantly mentioning a larger being than us. Emerson strives to show us the true value of nature and emphasize that no main can own its beauty, “But none of them owns the landscape, there is a property in the horizon which no man has” here we see where Emerson enlightens upon the subject that we should remove our chains and titles, that we may own a piece of land but that does not change its beauty or view. I feel like Emerson wants us to spend more time with nature and respect it more, that we should not stress as much about material earthly things but just be and enjoy being a part of something much larger “but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence” here Emerson is saying that we need to open our eyes and observe nature and realize its potential. Further on in the Nature essay Emerson says “The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child” Emerson is trying to get us to be more childlike, to have that young innocence we had as children, that we should have that innocence but still be mature. Emerson wants us to know that in nature we can understand reality, that when one has become a part of nature nothing can go wrong, that when we are with nature we can accomplish anything as one, of course nature helps us to accomplish the amazing but we must also work with it and not just expect it to do everything. “I become a transparent eye-ball” is what Emerson tells us happens in nature, that in nature egotism vanishes; you cannot hide from nature out there, because you are and you become a deeper part of something much greater, of...
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