Considering the works we have read :
“Nature” by Ralph Waldo
“Walden, or Life in the Woods” by Henry David Thoreau’s
“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman.
What are the 4 most important characteristics of the ideal American?
Evidence should come directly from the works, primarily in the form of direct QUOTATION ( 3 quotes for each trait so total is 12 quotes for the whole essay ). Paraphrases and summaries are at times adequate. Minimum 1200 words.
Do not use any long quotations from the story
Quotation in “Nature”
– “Nature never became a toy to a wise spirit”
– “The sun illuminate only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child”
– ” Nature, in its ministry to man, is not only the material, but is also the process and the result. All the parts incessantly work into each other’s hand for the profit of man.”
– “God is the all-fair. Truth, and goodness, and beauty, are but different faces of the same All”
-“Nature is the symbol of spirit”