"Wilderness" Essays and Research Papers

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Wilderness

The piece of literature "The American Wilderness: Why It Matters" expresses Robert F Kennedy, Jr's concern about the American Wilderness. Within this piece of literature, Kennedy is addressing the general American public. This piece of literature was not meant for anyone but Americans. You can see this by the usage of his language. He continually talks about the "American" wilderness, the "American" culture, the "American" fill-in-the-blank. I could not see anyone that is not American nor connected...

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The Sacrifice for the Wilderness

The Sacrifice for the Wilderness The whole spectrum of environmentalism and sustainability has been demonstrated through William Cronon’s “The Trouble with Wilderness”, Donald Waller’s “Getting Back to Right Nature”, and David Owen’s “Green Manhattan”. These pieces of writing build on one another while revealing weaknesses the others may maintain. Despite the opposition some of these authors face all three of them share a common goal, the desire to better the wilderness. However, the question...

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American Character in Wilderness

Character in Wilderness In The Trouble with Wilderness, William Cronon investigates the concept of wilderness and states that the concept partially results from Americans' obsession with the idea of frontier. He points out that many Americans celebrate wilderness because as the frontier, it forms American national character and identity. Thomas Cole is an example of the adherents of wilderness that Cronon refers to. In Essay on American Scenery, Cole conveys his devotion to wilderness as the frontier...

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Wilderness Versus Wildness

 Wilderness Versus Wildness Wilderness and wildness are two words that present two different views of how nature effects civilizations. Wilderness has a positive connotation, meaning the forest and the beautiful aspects of nature. Wildness means living with no rules, and relying on the basic human instinct to survive. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur has displayed contradictory views on New Britain, and how the people living there conduct themselves. Both wilderness and wildness are concepts that...

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A Moral Wilderness: Setting in the Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Paper Block-Three American Literature Wednesday, October 3, 2012 A Moral Wilderness In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne conveys a stark contrast between Puritan disciplinary institutions, such as the prison and scaffold, and the liberating quality of the wilderness. Through the looming prison-door, the scaffold’s merciless nature, and the forest’s unruly and mysterious spirit, the protagonist, Hester Prynne...

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The Changing Character of The American Frontier: Wilderness

Frontier: Wilderness Introduction: Wilderness is an aspect that is, always has been and always will be around, but societies view of it has constantly changed. As years have gone by society has changed and so has peoples beliefs, values and general outlook on life and what is important to them. Looking at the culture back at the start of American colonization and examinging it all the way until recent times, constant change is evident and I believe that the changing conception of wilderness is a product...

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Analysis William Cronan's "The Trouble with Wilderness"

because of the way we define "wilderness," there are no such places left on Earth. This is one of the central ideas of William Cronan's, "The Trouble with Wilderness." No matter how many hours you drive or the distance you fly, you will not find a "pristine" location on this Earth. William Cronan writes that we must learn to take responsibility for our actions and accept that we are a part of nature. Only then will we be able to live responsibly with the "wilderness". This argument is logical and...

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Wilderness vs Civilization

Wilderness Versus Civilization In "The Place, the Regions, and the Commons," Gary Snyder discusses the importance of place when dealing with the environment and establishment of ideological hearths. The contrasting sides between the natural world and synthetic societies play a large part within the essay, for we must take a stand when determining our own personal place. Snyder cites many examples of how humanity's search for place leads to the destruction of the natural world around us, such...

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A Book Review of Zulu Wilderness Shadow and Soul

Book Review Zulu Wilderness: Shadow and Soul by Dr. Ian Player Question 1 Dr. Ian Player’s memoir, Zulu Wilderness: Shadow and Soul, is a magnificent account of one man’s development from the unsatisfied job-hopping of his young adulthood to the emerging importance of an international conservationist. Among other titles, Player receives the distinction of an activist and educator through many unique attempts to gain support for protected game reserves in South Africa throughout the mid to late...

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Thematic Analysis of Kit's Wilderness by David Almond

Throughout the novel of “Kit’s Wilderness”, there are several reoccurring themes that stand out to me. They are shown through the plot, setting, characters and language of the book. Lots of these themes link together. Darkness and light is perhaps the main theme of the book. Constantly, throughout the novel, darkness and light is present and mentioned although, used many times, in different contexts. For example “Grandpa moved in and out of his darkness” and “….into the fringes of the light” are...

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