Synthesis Paper

Topics: Nature, Grandparent, Antheraea polyphemus Pages: 4 (1283 words) Published: May 13, 2013
In modern day, man does not truly think about how much the earth means to life. On the contrary, humans aspire to cease Mother Nature’s beauty with the replacement of modern day cities made up of synthetic nature. Since the dawn of the twentieth century, a major theme in the American Arts has been the protest against man’s destruction of the natural world. With this in mind, as very well argued in Chief Seattle’s article “Respect”, humans fail to be conscious of the physical and sentimental value of Mother Nature. Humans forget that the land they walk on lays their great great grandfather. Due to this, the earth is sacred and shouldn’t be taken for granted. The earth is left in more and more destruction to the natural state left for the next generation. “The water’s murmur is the voice of my father’s father” (Seattle 34-35). Man fails to teach their children to appreciate the air that their grandfather once breathed from and the land in which their great grandfather once walked on, the land he is now buried in. It’s hard to imagine the earth still in one piece without the devoted affection and veneration the earth waits to receive. Chief Seattle asks “If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of water, how can you buy them” (Seattle 2-4)? How does man dare to claim a piece of land as his own and attempt to receive profit from it? On the contrary, man should be paying the land for its unconditionally loyal services Man should be paying respect above all to the land that treats him so well, to the land that previously treated his ancestors so well. Why doesn’t man appreciate the earth? God created earth and it is sacred and precious to him “The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water but the blood of our ancestors” (Seattle 28-30). Nature should never be overlooked, for it’s the reason that man has a home filled with furniture hand crafted by their ancestors. Man’s ancestors did not work hard nurturing nature and...
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