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Walker Percys essay The Loss of the Creature describes the experiences that each person goes through as either a genuine experience driven by own desires or one that is already preconceived by experts Percy believes that people can only learn from experiences that are driven by pure personal desire and not experiences already preconceived by experts Percy describes the loss of sovereignty as preconceived notions of an experience with the help of experts WEB Du Bois on the other hand wrote an essay called The Souls of Black Folk that contradicts Percys term of the loss of sovereignty Du Bois strongly believes that with the help of experts people can then learn what they need to get ahead in life Percy presents a type of tourist which is the simple tourist The simple tourist helps Percy to describe someone who succumbs to the loss of sovereignty In Percys view someone who is a simple tourist goes along with what the experts comment on They stay on the beaten track When he describes the beaten track he means the road that everyone follows put forth by experts People follow the beaten track knowing what lies ahead of them and thinking that it is the best way to go Experts take away the sovereignty of humankind because they take away any surprise or challenge of a learning experience Du Bois views the beaten track though as the best way to learn The educational system that he strongly recommends is a path that he said a person must take in order to succeed in life That path describes Percys view of the beaten track because it is a journey that Du Bois suggests that all young people should take This definitely leaves out any room for them to wander off into their own interests if they should conform The students of Du Boiss essay characterize one of which fits as a simple tourist Du Bois said
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