You will prepare and submit a term paper on How Emerson and Thoreau Interpreted Nature. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. When a man starts doing something with nature it becomes an art that is how houses, pictures, and cars appear. Even the human body for Emerson was nature, and only the human soul does not belong to nature. Nature is first of all a source of truth and the answer to all eternal questions. Emerson did not understand why people referred to past experience and history instead of referring to nature. Because all people are made in exactly the same way as other objects in the world, a man can solve all the mysteries himself, only looking closely at his own creation and the nature around him. The task of science in this world is to provide a theoretical basis for studying nature, and then a man will be able to understand the sense of life. However, Emerson also differentiated between four main categories which characterize nature. It can be regarded as commodity, beauty, language, and discipline depending on its functions. The commodity is the most obvious category because nature provides a man with everything he needs. Sunlight, ocean water, plants that grow with the help of sunlight and ocean water, animals that eat these plants- all these natural things feed a man. The world of nature never changes and it also changes constantly, and this is its biggest mystery. Second, nature is simply the beauty that brings joy to a spectator. Emerson explained that forms and plasticity of nature are the things that enchant any man at any time of his life.
Finally, nature can give a man pure pleasure without corporeal benefits by its loveliness. Nature also impresses a man by its divinity and virtue. Nature is neither good nor bad, it is endless and it has the power to renovate itself. Every natural object is beautiful because it demonstrates universal love. Erikson also says that nature is the vehicle of thought because it is nature that gave the man opportunity to create language. Words are used to describe natural facts and spiritual phenomena, and so most words that now can be applied to abstract concepts, such as feelings, once signified real objects. . .