Reaction Paper #2

Reaction Paper #2 - Michelle Riesenfeld Section 304 Monday...

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Michelle Riesenfeld Section 304 Monday January 30 Reaction Paper #2 Aldo Leopold’s “Forewood,” discusses his personal “shifts” of values, in regard to his outlook on the environment, in three parts. While the first part speaks to his escape from modernity that he takes with his family to a farm in Wisconsin, the second part addresses the episodes in his life that have taught him that the company is out of step, meaning certain practices that were once deemed acceptable, such as killing a wolf (“Thinking Like a Mountain”), are contributing to the deterioration of conservation. By looking back at his past experiences, Leopold is able to propose how to “get back in step” in part three by identifying how our world has lost the stability necessary to remain healthy, and thus states that the land we live on must be loved and respected. Although “we regard the land as a commodity belonging to us,” the land should be regarded as “a community to which we belong.” If people were to shift the way they view the land, and
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