A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness Essays

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English 1104: Written English I
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Essay Assignment:: A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness by Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest William’s written essay, “A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness,” delivers to us, with intended purpose using shocking truths of greed and destruction. Actions took under the cloak and disguise of the needs of civilization, creating more jobs, or even to boost the rich man’s governmental legacy of our badly raped and abused national economy. How continued acts of greed and wanton disregard for the environment, are endangering nature the wilderness areas we have sought to protect? Acts that leave behind damage and destruction where once nature and wilderness thrived.
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She weaves us into the fabric of her words, leaving us aware. When I put down her writing, “A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness,” I returned to it over and again. Then, after a while I no longer come back to it. It came to me. The word nurture your imagination and awakens the need for everyone to become environmental responsible. To act on behalf of the earth, it’s people, the wilderness animals, trees, rivers, streams, mountain tops. To use whatever your own personal strengths’ are, as William’s uses her writing and experience as a naturalist, and take action to protect and guard these valuable, breathtaking, and natural wonders that are irreplaceable and priceless treasures. If we are permissive and tolerated the destruction of wilderness, what is our focus and direction as a civilization. As defined, “civilization is an advanced stage or system of human social development. Far on in progress and life.

Gwinn pg 3
So where will we are as a civilization, if we do not listen to the voices of the earth, with the warnings it now whispers to us. If we do not take actions and seek protect the land, nature, its wilderness, exactly how advanced are we in social and human development. What would remain?

A normal day is filled with the abnormal. Man-made wire’s overhead, concrete paths, plastic and synthetic boxes, emissions and polluted air. All in the name of convince, and comfort.

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