Thursday, May 8, 2014
Blog 10 - Grizzly Man; An epic journey for the preservation of nature
There is no denying that Timothy Treadwell, on his numerous journey to Alaska for the preservation of nature, created an intense bond with nature that is not common in society. I believe that such strong emotions for nature drives the will to protect that which is sacred to the aesthete. The only reservations I have with his view of nature is that he incorporated anthropomorphic qualities to the animals of nature. That in itself could be the reason for his death by a Grizzly. I believe we should appreciate nature as nature. Granted, he did build relationships with animals in the wild that we never though were possible. But there should be some limits to our engagement in nature. And this limit is to not humanize nature.