Essays Tagged: "man and nature"

Jack London's "To Build a Fire" deals with man's struggle with nature.

and some kindling. London's story is about more then building a fire, though. This story is about a man's belief in himself, self-confidence and even arrogance, to such an extent that he doesn't recog ... an extent that he doesn't recognize the power of nature around him. London's story is more like a "Man against Nature" story. London's "To Build a Fire" casts a clear image that in the ever long-last ...

(6 pages) 159 1 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Conflict in Shakespeare's Macbeth and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

Shakespeare, thought of by many to be the best English author of all time, constructed entangled plotlines of human conscience, ... acbeth and Oedipus, the protagonists of the aforementioned classic literature respectively, undergo many conflicting decisions that shape their personalities and allow a reader to connect their own li ... heir personalities and allow a reader to connect their own lives to the plotline. Conflict, such as man versus nature, man versus man, and man versus self, are used in these plays to depict the ignora ...

(3 pages) 89 2 4.1 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is a short essay entitled Stephen Crane's Open Boat. This essay is a brief look into the underlying themes of Stephen Crane's story.

excellent example of realism. The dominant theme of the story seems to tell of the struggle between man and nature. In the final paragraphs of the story, Crane calls the three remaining survivors "int ... h cold star on a winter's night." This represents the correspondent's realization that nature is permanent and would remain so despite the activities of men. Farther along in the story, the characters ...

(1 pages) 86 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of the sense of place exhibited by Wordsworth and Clare, assessing the significance of place in their ecological views.

William Wordsworth, through his many great poetic works, has come to be known, amongst many other things, as the forerunner of 'natu ... of it, but an active participant in it, as much of his poetry focuses on the interconnectedness of man and nature, and the intricate relationship they share. Wordsworth's sense of place primarily ext ... settings is seldom Wordsworth's only purpose. He is largely concerned with nature's impact on the human condition and psyche, and traces a variety of human responses to the natural world.Whereas Words ...

(8 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Balance of Man and Nature in Japanese and Australian Aboriginal Art

Balance of Man and Nature in Japanese and Australian Aboriginal ArtMany cultures use art as a means of expressi ... gs. Dreaming is thus a major and important dimension for Aboriginal culture today, and incorporates many more complexities than this summary can convey.From the European point of view it may be useful ... n aggressive and unpredictable ways beyond our grasp. The third part is life itself, whether it's human life or animal life. This is shown in the constant bird and flower motifs.Japanese artist view n ...

(5 pages) 45 1 3.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

How does Brave New World reflect the context in which it was written?

us Huxley's "Brave New World" looks at the universal and timeless theme of the relationship between man and nature. Written during the post World War I era, the novel addresses issues of the struggle ... her minor characters, Huxley takes a satirical look into the future, where the relationship between man and nature has been altered as a result of the immediate issues of the post World War I era: the ...

(3 pages) 46 2 4.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Rising Five" by Norman Nicholson.

How Does The Poet Display His Concerns?"Rising five" by Norman Nicholson is a poem based on humans and youths in general regarding how they are always looking ... eries and symbols, using alliteration and emphasize for certain ideas and through the comparison of man and nature.The first stanza of the poem presents a conversation between the narrator and a young ... the poet is able to display his main concern by showing and setting comparison on the behavior of humans, always focusing on the future and at the end finding themselves focusing on death.In the secon ...

(4 pages) 50 0 4.6 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Discuss the following statement: "Quiroga does not glorify Nature; he simply shows how it works"

Horacio Quiroga was born in 1878, a time when Uruguay and Argentina were going through many different economic and social changes. Within months his natural father was killed in a hunting ... tragic deaths that were to affect profoundly Quiroga and his work. Around the same time there were many changes in the arts too. The Modernist movement in Buenos Aires in the 1890s attracted many for ... adness and death. The short stories of Quiroga are often a mystery and focus deeply on the ideas of man and nature. In this essay I am going to explore two short stories by Quiroga, A la deriva and El ...

(6 pages) 28 0 4.2 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

Choose two poems that reflect the passing of time. How do the poets convey their impressions? ("Rising Five" and "The Great Lover")

'Rising Five' by Norman Nicholson and 'The Great Lover' by Rupert Brooke are two poems that reflect the passing of time. ... ent language techniques are used to convey these impressions, this includes using parallels between man and nature, using enjambment and the rhyme and rhythm scheme to emphasise particular ideas.The L ... not May but rising June" and "Not now but rising soon". This emphasises Nicholson's impression that man is unable to appreciate the moment. It shows that we are only waiting and wishing for the future ...

(4 pages) 21 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Synthesis Essay Proving Emerson's Theories

the first in importance of the influences upon the mind," on August 31st, 1837, he became the first man to understand the true connection between man and nature. Nature has a profound impact on the wa ... one must find a connection with nature. Nature, in itself, also represents the wisdom of a peaceful man. A man can find himself as one with nature. Only truly wise men can find this indescribable peac ...

(2 pages) 33 1 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Congo Book REport

Congo The book Congo contains many important characters and like in all books there is a conflict between these characters. The ty ... onflict between these characters. The type of conflict in this book is an external conflict between man and nature. With all conflicts come antagonist and protagonist. There are many antagonist and pr ... and protagonist in this story. The protagonist consist of an ERTS field team lead by a brilliant Woman named Karen Ross the other protagonist is a primatologist named Peter Elliot. To describe the pr ...

(1 pages) 5 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Deliver Man From Himself or Evil? Dickey's Deliverance I. The Georgia wilderness, the Cahul ... wilderness, the Cahulawassee River, and four middle-aged men about to embark on a journey that each man, will in his own way, never forget. "It was gray-green, very clear and yet with a milkiness, too ... ined by the narrator in the film Deliverance. This is the river, the setting, and the time in which man and nature will be in conflict. During this conflict man must forget all civilization and return ...

(21 pages) 19 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Humans In Their Environment

achel Carson are writers that each explores the 20th century interaction and relationship between humans and their environment. From their texts 'The meatworks', 'North Coast Town', 'Death of a Salesm ... tworks', 'North Coast Town', 'Death of a Salesman' and 'Silent Spring' we learn of conflict between man and his environment-which can be everything from man's surrounding area, conditions and influenc ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


etween 1865 and 1900, immigrants to the US who settled on the Great Plains: a. Came largely from Germany, the British Isles, and Canada.b. Usually migrated as single males.c. Came chiefly from the Sov ... est: a. Remained highly successful using open-range techniques.b. Faced numerous problems from both man and nature.c. Had precluded settlement of the area by farmers.d. Provided highly profitable for ...

(2 pages) 13 0 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Moby Dick

of Moby Dick. Ishmail is the narrator of the story of the great white whale, which takes not only a man's leg, but to many others they also think that the special white whale may also have taken the s ... also have taken the sanity out of the old, wise Captain Ahab. The story Moby Dick is written by Herman Melville, a man who did not like nature and wanted to kill everything that was a threat to man. ...

(7 pages) 1764 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In “The Buffalo”, Francis Parkman believes that nature belongs to

In "The Buffalo", Francis Parkman believes that nature belongs to man. Nature provides the basic necessities of life, such as food ... asic necessities of life, such as food, shelter, and transportation. Also, nature is the place that man can show his power, his strong and manhood, and gives man entertainment. By hunting the buffalo ... manhood, and gives man entertainment. By hunting the buffalo in the woods, readers can see that Parkman loves adventure. He is driving on the wild prairie, under the storm, and in darkness. In Parkman ...

(2 pages) 987 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

        Thomas Aquinas lived from 1225 to 1274; this was a

t to Christian faith. Aquinas did not lead a very eventful life in the eyes of most people, but the man revolutionized Christian Theology. At the age of five, Aquinas began his studies at Montecassino ... ily based in predeterminism. Predeterminism has to do with free will, or the lack of free will in human beings. Aquinas believed in a soft form of predetermined destiny. He believed that God was ultim ...

(5 pages) 1931 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


The Role of Doubt in the Skeptical Attack on KnowledgeINTRODUCTIONCertain truth has no man seen nor will there ever be a man who knows (from immediate experienced about the gods and about ... of philosophy (especially metaphysics and epistemology) is the certainty of the reality that befall man, that is the knowledge of the truth and of existence in man's world; God, man, and nature. Philo ... ith the Sophists, relativism of knowledge and skepticism took its birth; in the word of Protagoras "man is the measure of all things, of those that are in so far as they are, and of those that are not ...

(10 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy