Nature And Wilderness By John De Crevecoeur And Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature and wilderness were very important ideas to some extant for St. John de Crevecoeur and Ralph Waldo Emerson, each had their own opinions and ideas that contrasted against each other and were somewhat similar to each other. Emerson who valued it and looked at the nature as something to proud of had used it many times in his works as examples and that we are part of nature as well and make whatever choices from it as it can from us. While Crevecoeur believes that in every land it has its own form of culture as it does its own kind of nature, and describes how the land and nature was then and how it will be giving details of it in his pieces of work. How they use and see nature is described equally important in both their works “the American Scholar” and “What is an American” but shows how different their views really are in them. Emerson had given out a speech that was entitled "The American Scholar" to a crowded house at Harvard. The speech was a very powerful and moving call to Americans to get out from under Europe 's control and form their own culture, shaped by the nation 's unique history and geography. In it he also described that in nature we make our own choice from what is given in nature, and we are to find it for we are all given the choices to select from. Emerson wrote, “- - present to all particular men only partially, or through one faculty; and that you must take the whole society to find the whole man. Man is not a farmer, or a professor, or an

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