N. Scott Momaday And Linda Hogan Analysis

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As one reads N. Scott Momaday and Linda Hogan one can see how their work reflects nature as a complex system in which each piece is equally important. Momadays’ work reflects how the Native American views the complexity of nature. He writes about land usage and who uses the land reminding the reader that Native American’s love the land that they use. “You say that I use the land, and I reply yes, it is true; but it is no the first truth. The first truth is that I love the land; I see it is beautiful; I delight in it; I am alive in it,” (American Nature Writers, 580). Hogan writes about how nature at times can be unfair with complexity. Hogan writes about finding baby mice and how ants are biting the mice. By dipping, the mice into a bucket …show more content…
Momaday belief is nature is harmed by view society has. Land is viewed in terms of ownership and use (American Nature Writers, 580). He states “It is a lifeless medium of exchange; it has for most of us, I suspect, no more spirituality than has an automobile, say or a refrigerator,” (American Nature Writers, 580). Hogan writes about how humans can change one thing about nature, leading to more changes that are caused by that one change. She writes about a man who lived in a cave, his utopia, was the perfect temperature (American Nature Writers, 811). One day his wife decides that the cave needs a door. “Because the closed entryway the temperature changed,” (American Nature Writers, 811). The door changes the temperature of the cave they had to add heat and air conditioning (American Nature Writers, 811). The authors have shown how changes and views affect something perfect to begin …show more content…
The way in which Momaday describes the sun is remarkable. “The sun is a low white disc, low in the south, it is a perfect mystery, a deity, whose coming and going are inexorable,” (American Nature Writers, 571). Hogan writes how she has noticed an abandoned home beginning to sag relating it to a person (American Nature Writers, 812). “If it were a person, we’d say it was depressed or lonely,” (American Nature Writers, 812). Even though these events happen daily because of the way they have been described the events will surely be looked upon differently by readers. Momaday and Hogan work is different from the other authors we have read because they believe one should live alongside nature in order to find peace. Hogan writes about an abandoned nest she found. The birds built the nest with pieces of her life a thread from her skirt and hair from her daughter. She liked that pieces from her life were part of new lives. “I liked it, that a thread of my life was in as abandoned nest, one that had held eggs and new life, (American Nature Writers, 814). The other authors we have read in the past module believed nature is something that should be overcome in order to find

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