Analysis of Jack Turner's The Abstract Wild

View Paper
Pages: 13
(approximately 235 words/page)

Essay Database > Literature > English
Jack Turnerís The Abstract Wild is a complex argument that discusses many issues and ultimately defends the wild in all of its forms. He opens the novel with a narrative story about a time when he explored the Maze in Utah and stumbled across ancient pictographs. Turner tells this story to describe what a truly wild and unmediated experience is. The ideas of the aura, magic, and wildness that places contain is introduced in …

showed first 75 words of 3456 total
Sign up for EssayTask and enjoy a huge collection of student essays, term papers and research papers. Improve your grade with our unique database!
showed last 75 words of 3456 total
…through the writings of Thoreau and Muir. There is always the undeniable, and yet, unpredictable possibility that science might produce an ecological cure based on chemical compounds. However, implementing chemical compounds into ecosystems and organisms wonít preserve the wildness of an ecosystem. The possibility of a viable techno-wilderness is imaginable, but the wildness of the land, the flora, and the fauna will be lost forever and, I donít think science can cure that.