Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature Analysis

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Nature; romanticists celebrate it, playwrights use it to their advantage, lyricists give it a voice, satirists poke fun at it, and diarists document their lives within it. Humans live in the domain of nature, they are continually encompassed by it and interact with it. Man is continually mindful of the impact of nature as the air he inhales, the water he drinks, the nourishment he eats, and the stream of energy and data. Our ancestors struggled in the middle of the hugeness of development and lived in dread of nature's threatening and dangerous powers. Standing alongside the biggest events in human history was nature. Man documents it, learns from it, and passes on their knowledge to the next generation on what they feel is the relationship…show more content…
There is proof of Emerson's religious or moral convictions in "Nature" that may have impacted how he sees mankind's relationship to nature. Emerson notices God when he discusses how he feels in the forested areas. With immense space and exposed ground underneath his feet and air around him he feels as though he is nothing and sees everything. It is in Nature that Emerson believes that man can come nearest to God, or general soul, it is here that man can join his modest personality to the immense mysterious universe. “In the woods, is perpetual youth. Within these plantations of God, a decorum and sanctity reign, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest sees not how he should tire of them in a thousand years. In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life,—no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground,—my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space,—all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.” (Emerson, Chp. 1) Emerson considers the connection between most people and nature is that individuals underestimate nature. This idea is repeated when he specifies the stars and how on the off chance that they just seemed one night in a thousand years the immense and stunning effect that the stars would have on mankind. Since they seem each night, individuals are not as astounded by them as much as they would if the earlier were the situation. “If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and

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