Essay The Evolution Of Nature, Music, And Literature

1415 Words Dec 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Steve Maraboli, an accomplished public speaker, author, and Behavioral Scientists, has been accredited with writing “[l]ook around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing…changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant,” (Maraboli). As Maraboli’s quote suggests, everything is in a constant state of change; people, nature, and society, to name a few. When reflecting on history, we can see more concrete evidence of change through the evolution of technology, music, and literature with different eras, from the Baroque to Classical, from the days of horse drawn carriages to automobiles and so much more. Rarely, one notices the changes in abstract concepts throughout literature such as religion and nature. When discussing the evolution of nature, an important culture to look at is early American culture. In works from the early 1600s and on, we are witnesses to a people that are beginning to explore and observe the complexities of the new world around them. By approaching four different works from four different authors; Anne Bradstreet, Washington Irving, Emily Dickinson, and Edgar Allen Poe, I will examine the theme of the nature of man as well as nature itself throughout American literary history and demonstrate how it has evolved historically and thematically.
According to Poetry Foundation “Anne Bradstreet was the first woman to be recognized as an accomplished New World…

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