Doerr's Journey To The Arctic Analysis

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A trip to the Arctic would be an eye-opening adventure for anyone, it allows travelers to gain perspective on how unique and vast our world truly is. As Doerr proves in his article about his journey to the Arctic, the concept of what is normal evolves with time and is in a state of cultural and geographic flux; yet humans are somehow able to establish connections to their perceived view of the world, despite its enormity. Humans are creatures of habit when they grow up in the same environment and never explore the world, they can fail to see how truly infinite it is. Because the world is so vast there are so many different climates, found even within the same country. However, when in a similar climate for the duration of their lives, humans become accustomed to their climate. Then, when separated from that environment humans must rely on certain measures such as clothing to adapt to the changes. The main example of this would be Doerr comparing his attire in the Arctic to that of his guide Sheatie. Since Sheatie is a native to the Arctic he has adapted to the cold as he has never known anything else he is able to wear jeans; while the author of the article is experiencing these frigid temperatures for the first time and his…show more content…
Being able to identify this interconnectedness helps to eliminate any prejudices that any travelers may bring with them. This can help the travelers feel as though they are a part of something bigger. The first obvious similarity presented by Doerr in the Arctic and North America are the children. Doerr has his first encounter with a child when she approached him approached on her bicycle, much like almost all children in North America in her hands she is using her iPod. Some new inventions are so popular that you could find it in basically all corners of the world, even somewhere seemingly desolate such as the

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