A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Monday, October 13, Blog Post 2: Responding to Emerson and from “Nature” October 14, 2008

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Anna Ruby Falls

Anna Ruby Falls

Consider our reading of the excerpt of Nature this evening.    Consider these questions:

  • What ideas stood out to you in this reading?
  • What was the most important or significant passage of this text to you?  Why?  (Identify and include the text in your discussion).
  • In the past, human society was dependent on nature for survival, and nature played in an important role in all cultures.  Do you think human society has advanced or regressed by getting away from nature in modern times?  Why or why not?

Modern Society and Nature: Getting Ready for Transcendentalism, March 24, 2008 March 24, 2008

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Do you think that in our modern-day lives we are disconnected from the natural world around us?  Explain why you believe or do not believe modern day humans are disconnected from nature and the natural world.  Support your opinion with specific examples.

Develop your ideas in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 complete sentences.