Ralph Waldo Emerson introduces us with a wide variety of essays and address that have influenced early writers of American Literature of his time, as well as today. Nature, as introduced by Emerson, is approached by different morals we follow every day, and is classified under different classes. It is in this piece that he first set forth the main principles of transcendentalism. Emerson believed nature is the essences unchanged by man. How we view what is around us, but very few adults can see nature. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even to the era of manhood. The stars we see, for example, awaken a certain reverence; they are present but not accessible. Emerson proposed that we, man and people, demand our own works and laws and worship nature is describing its own design, and, in finding its true theory, its scientific true theory, will be its own evidence and its test is to explain all phenomena. From this, Emerson categorized the phenomena of nature into four main classes: Commodity, Beauty, Language and Discipline.
"More servants wait on man than he"ll take notice of" Whoever considers the final cause of the world will discern a multitude of uses that enter as parts into that result. Under the class of commodity, Emerson reveals nature in its ministry to man. He describes the use of creating man to men, and working as one for their own good, rather than alone. As stated: "The process and result, all parts incessantly work into each other's hands for the profit of man. And the endless circulations of the divine charity nourish man." And the useful arts are reproductions or new combinations by the wit of man, of the same natural benefactors. Generally stating that man creates and destroys for the good of himself. For example, to diminish friction, he paves the road with iron bars.