The Healing Power of Nature and Romantic Love

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Brielle Giesen
T.R 1130-1245
Final Essay

I.Introduction
Although the Healing Power of Nature may seem to be a long lost remedy from the Native Americans, William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, and Jean Jacques Rousseau see it not as form of medicine, but rather as a state of mind. After a sensible state of mind has been developed, one can only assume their heart will develop next, with enchanting ideas of Romantic Love, which is relevant in the works of Heinrich Heine, John Keats, and William Wordsworth. All of these great philosophers and writers lived in a period of time called the Romantic era. The word, romantic, actually has no real meaning and other romantics would argue for it's different meanings. This is an era where creativity and free expression of emotions dominate. Imperialistic ideas from the previous Enlightenment era were rejected. Let us first discover the Healing Power of Nature as described by William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, and Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Thesis: Although the Healing Power of Nature may seem to be a long lost remedy from the Native Americans, William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, and Jean Jacques Rousseau see it not as form of medicine, but rather as a state of mind. After a sensible state of mind has developed, one can only assume their heart will develop next, with enchanting ideas of Romantic Love, which is relevant in the works of Heinrich Heine, John Keats, and William Wordsworth.

II.The healing Power of nature
A.William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey B.Henry David Thoreau, Walden
C.Jean Jacques Rousseau, On Education

III.Romantic Love
A.Heinrich Heine, Lorely
B.John Keats, Ode to a Grecian Urn
C.William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

IV. Conclusion
After reading and evaluating the works and writings of some of the most influential philosophers of the Romantic era, I can only come to the conclusion that "we are only human." According to the concept of the Healing Power of Nature, romantics wanted to reclaim human freedom by respecting nature and wanted to be at peace with her. They were introspective and the concept of Romantic Love was prevalent in every artist's music, paintings, and writings.

Although the Healing Power of Nature may seem to be a long lost remedy from the Native Americans, Henry David Thoreau, William Wordsworth, and Jean Jacques Rousseau see it not as form of medicine, but rather as a state of mind. After a sensible state of mind has been developed, one can only assume their heart will develop next, with enchanting ideas of Romantic Love, which is relevant in the works of Heinrich Heine, John Keats, and William Wordsworth. All of these great philosophers and writers lived in a period of time called the Romantic era. The word, romantic, actually has no real meaning and other romantics would argue for it's different meanings. This is an era where creativity and free expression of emotions dominate. Imperialistic ideas from the previous Enlightenment era were rejected. Let us first discover the Healing Power of Nature as described by William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, and Jean Jacques Rousseau.

The Healing Power of Nature in this era was not considered medicine or a remedy for any illness one might have. It was the understanding of Mother Nature. The understanding that nature was to be respected as a power rather than neglected and used for human waste. We need to go back to our basic form and rediscover that humans are only creatures endowed with reason, and as creatures, we should not be living our lives pushed by economic necessity, rather by knowing our inner soul and who we are according to nature. Let nature heal your worries and repair your corrupt mind. In Henry David Thoreau's book Walden he goes into the woods to live for two years so that he could live deliberately and renew himself. He goes on to explain the place in which he had built...
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