Last Child In The Woods Analysis

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Humans vs. Nature There is a clear separation between human and nature. Richard Louv is the author of the article, “Last Child in the Woods.” The article, “Last Child in the Woods” describes the separation between human and nature. Richard Louv discusses how nature is being used as advertisement space and how nature is synthetic today. He also mentions that although technology is frowned upon because of overuse, the opportunities are still being expanded. Today, the physical world isn’t worth watching. Being exposed to nature is culturally important. There are three strategies Richard Louv uses to argue the separation between human and nature. The first strategy used in Richard Louv’s article “Last Child in the Woods” to argue the separation between human and nature is that advertisement is blocking out nature. Nature is now being used as ad space. In the article, Louv uses the beach as an example. “Advertisers already stamp their messages into the wet sands of public beaches.” (Paragraph 1) By this he means that instead of going to the beach for the actual beach, people are going and their first distraction is the large colorful signs advertising things. Not only is this advertisement taking places at beaches, but at local parks as well. The city is placing signs on taking care of the …show more content…
The first strategy is that advertisement is a distraction from nature. Parks and beaches are being used to promote things opposite to nature which defeats the purpose of nature. The second strategy used is the loss of visual connection while on the road. Families are too drawn to technology such as televisions installed into the backseat of the car, telephones, and tablets to pay attention to nature and appreciate it. The last strategy is the relation between city and nature. People do not consider the physical world worth