Emerson And Thoreau: The Importance Of Nature

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Importance of Nature
There are very few places where people can find peace and happiness, but some people decided to go to nature. During the Age of Transcendentalism, people believed that if they went to nature they would be closer to God. They used nature in order to form a better relationship with God. Since God created nature, people believed there was no evil there. In the text Nature, Emerson talks about getting away from society and to go to nature in order to be alone. In Thoreau’s text Walden, he talks about wanting to build his house and reconstruct his life in nature. People shouldn’t take nature for granted but instead, they should appreciate it. Nature will help people get to the spiritual world. If people go into nature they will
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Emerson believes that nature can give you different emotions. “in the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite real sorrows.” (Emerson 220). If you go to nature you will have a changed experience. Nature will bring out different emotions you have never felt and experienced before. Being in nature, you will feel like a changed person and come out with different emotions. Thoreau said he wanted to live life to the fullest and get the most out of his experience in nature. “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put rout all that was not life, to cut broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to it’s lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and to publish its meanness to the world” (Thoreau 237). Thoreau was passionate about being in nature and he felt new and different emotions. Thoreau did better at emphasizing the importance of nature compared to Emerson. Thoreau made life the least important thing and made nature his priority. He was able to go out into nature and restart his life over using nature only. Nature made both Emerson and Thoreau experience a variety of new emotions they have never had. Thoreau did better at emphasizing the importance of …show more content…
In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s works Nature and Henry David Thoreau’s works Walden, both of the authors agreed they do not own nature. Emerson and Thoreau both believed they would be closer to God if they were in the nature. Thoreau did better at emphasizing the importance of nature compared to Emerson. If you go into nature you are able to become closer to God and come out of the woods as a changed person. Spending time with God’s creation of nature will allow people to get to the spiritual world. If people go into nature they will be able to find peace and

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