Summary Of The Wilderness Letter By Wallace Stegner

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In Wallace Stegner’s, ¨Wilderness Letter¨ ,the novelist is informing to the Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission his view toward the situation. He is explaining how important the wilderness in which we live in and how it provides natural servicers for humans and all other species that are essential to our health, our quality of life ,and also survival. In his letter, he also talks about the preserving of our natural world due to the history and how it has helped shape the population. Wilderness is a getaway from our fast moving society and it gives us a relief just as much as it just being there is reassuring. These are the kinds of things Stegner is passionate about throughout his letter. Nature has changed and grown with us for many generations, therefore people should take…show more content…
Stegner himself writes,” Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed…” (3) In making this comment, Stegner is arguing that if we ever destroy the last of our remaining untouched wild, we would grow insane and would be unforgivable. Wallace continues with,” If we pollute the last clear air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence, so that never again will americans be free in their own country from the noise, the exhaust, the stinks of human automotive waste.”(3) The essence of Wallace’s argument is that if we infect the last of our helpless air and water we will have nothing to turn back to. If we spread our human waste to the last remaining wild there would be chaos and sickness, and even the young will never know what there once was. The trees that people once saw cleaning our air which made it easy to breath are now factories and houses the continuously pollute the air which would never be cleaned. Nature is a crucial factor in our live that we should be caring for thinking about

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