Since the beginning of evolution, nature has played a great role in challenging .
Mankind on a daily basis. Throughout history, man has learned to adapt to his .
surroundings and withstand nature's obstacles. Also, with many technological advances .
man has progressed in fighting back and preventing disasters.
The short story "Leinengen vs. the ants" is based on the concept of the struggle between .
humans and nature. The ants symbolize nature's disasters and the Leinengen represents human's .
ability to overcome nature. Even when it seemed impossible for Leinengen to succeed in his .
battle over the savage foes, he decides to defend his life, property and his workers against .
the most difficult of circumstances.
According to Carl Stephenson, the author of the short story "Leinengen vs. the ants," "the .
human brain needs only to become fully aware of its powers to conquer even Nature." .
Stephenson implies that if the human mind is used to its maximum capability it can tap into .
unforeseen powers that can conquer seemingly insurmountable tasks dealing with nature. .
There are instances when nature seems all-powerful, indomitable and unpredictable, .
where no knowledge or technological advances may come in use. An example where knowledge .
and technological advances have no use are in the occurrences of natural disasters such as .
hurricanes, tornadoes and droughts. However, there are times where men can overcome some of .
what nature has thrown at us by accomplishing simple tasks such as dressing up warmly.
In conclusion, ultimately humans can conquer nature but at times it may seem impossible .
because humanity is considered part of nature's creation. Throughout time, man will keep on .
conquering nature because of his ability use of knowledge and advances in technology. That .
basically evens out the struggle between mankind and nature. .