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19th Century Women Authors
19th Century Women Authors
19th Century Women Authors 19th Century Women Authors Some of the most influential women authors of all time lived in the 19th century. These women expressed their inner most thoughts and ideas through their writings. They helped to change society, perhaps without knowing it, through poetry, novels, and articles. Emily Dickinson, Harriet Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Oakes Smith are the best-known controversial and expressive women authors of their time. On December 10, 1
The Scarlet Letter5
The Scarlet Letter5
The Scarlet Letter5 Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden ("Biographical Note" VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet Letter was published a year later (IX
Transcendentalism was a movement in philosophy, li
Transcendentalism was a movement in philosophy, li
Transcendentalism was a movement in philosophy, literature, and religion that emerged and was popular in the nineteenth century New England because of a need to redefine man and his place in the world in response to a new and changing society. The industrial revolution, universities, westward expansion, urbanization and immigration all made the life in a city like Boston full of novelty and turbulence. Transcendentalism was a reaction to an impoverishment of religion and mechanization of conscio
Bartleby and civil disobedience
Bartleby and civil disobedience
Bartleby and civil disobedience The extremely simplified definition of civil disobedience given by Websters Dictionary is nonviolent opposition to a law through refusal to comply with it, on grounds of conscience. Thoreau in Civil Disobedience and Martin Luther King in Letter from Birmingham Jail both argue that laws thought of as unjust in ones mind should not be adhered to. In Herman Melvilles Bartleby, a man named Bartleby is thought of by many to be practicing civil disobedience.
Archibald Macleish
Archibald Macleish
Archibald Macleish Still he stands Watching the vortex widen and involve in swirling dissolution the whole earth and circle through the skies till swaying time collapses, crumpling into dark the skies -from the poem \'Einstein\'; INTRODUCTION Archibald MacLeish was always a loner. Although he married he was always wondering about man\'s relationship to the world. He wondered why people could not see that they were wasting the little time we have on this earth. He tried to show in his poems \'the
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden ("Biographical Note" VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet Letter was published a year later (IX
M King vs H Thoreau
M King vs H Thoreau
M King vs H Thoreau There are times throughout the history of the United States when its citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. Two such cases occurred during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau. Both men courageously confronted the mighty us government; both spent time in jail as a result of their defiant actions; both men stood for a belief in a better future, and both presented their dreams through non-violent protest and civil disobedience. T
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William Cronon’s Changes in the Land Review William Cronon’s Changes in the Land Book Review William Cronon sets out to explain why New England habitats changed as they did during the colonial period and how this was all a process of change. His thesis is to portray that the shift from Indian to European dominance in New England entailed important changes in the region’s plant and animal communities. Cronon supports this thesis by providing the reader with contrasts of both the ecosystems and th
Thoreau
Thoreau
thoreau In Henry David Thoreau’s infamous novel “Walden”, we are shown endless paradoxes that stem from the author’s deep and insightful views into nature’s universal connections with the human race. Thoreau makes himself a quest of finding the meaning to our existence by investigating nature from different perspectives that our preoccupied society constantly overlooks. Two of these perspectives are of viewing nature from a mountaintop or panoramic view and the other being from our own earthly f
Bartleby and Civil Disobedienc
Bartleby and Civil Disobedienc
Bartleby and Civil Disobedienc The extremely simplified definition of civil disobedience given by Webster�s Dictionary is �nonviolent opposition to a law through refusal to comply with it, on grounds of conscience.� Thoreau in �Civil Disobedience� and Martin Luther King in �Letter from Birmingham Jail� both argue that laws thought of as unjust in one�s mind should not be adhered to. In Herman Melville�s �Bartleby,� a man named Bartleby is thought of by many to be practicing
Dickinson and Her religion
Dickinson and Her religion
Dickinson and Her religion Dickinson and her Religion Emily Dickinson was one of the greatest woman poets. She left us with numerous works that show us her secluded world. Like other major artists of nineteenth-century American introspection such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Melville, Dickinson makes poetic use of her vacillations between doubt and faith. The style of her first efforts was fairly conventional, but after years of practice she began to give room for experiments. Often written in the m
Anarchy, Emergence Of
Anarchy, Emergence Of
Anarchy, Emergence Of New York Times, on Sunday, November 8, had an article on sentences addressed by a Federal judge to three members of the antigovernment Montana Freemen for conspiracy and fraud; the article stirred my memory and concern about this paper, as well as brought into play many of the dilemmas discussed in the Nature of Politics class. However, I do not wish to analyze this particular article or cult, but the emergence of anarchy. There have been theories and diagnosis of human nat
Introduction to Romanticism
Introduction to Romanticism
Introduction to Romanticism For many years, this period and these writers were known as the American Renaissance, a coin termed by F.O. Matthiessen in his book of that name in 1941. This book set the parameters of how to read and connect these writers until relatively recently, when its limitations, especially in terms of defining the canon of literary giants and what made them (all male) giants have been recognized and challenged. However, the term is still useful to some degree. It is a misnom
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren't quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doubleness, or twones
Bartleby And Civil Disobedience
Bartleby And Civil Disobedience
Bartleby And Civil Disobedience The extremely simplified definition of civil disobedience given by Webster\'s Dictionary is \'nonviolent opposition to a law through refusal to comply with it, on grounds of conscience.\'; Thoreau in \'Civil Disobedience\'; and Martin Luther King in \'Letter from Birmingham Jail\'; both argue that laws thought of as unjust in one\'s mind should not be adhered to. In Herman Melville\'s \'Bartleby,\'; a man named Bartleby is thought of by many to be practicing civil
The Scalret Letters Aurther Dimsdale
The Scalret Letters Aurther Dimsdale
The Scalret Letters Aurther Dimsdale Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden ("Biographical Note" VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet Letter was published
Where I lived what I lived forThoreau
Where I lived what I lived forThoreau
where I lived what I lived forThoreau In “Where I Lived & What I Lived For,” Thoreau’s response towards nature is of admiration and value. His respect for nature is almost religious. This is depicted in the way he describes his love and adoration for nature. Thoreau is surrounded by nature and feels relaxed and relieved when he comes across it. He seems to encounter a very peaceful and quiet world in Nature. “……becomes a lower heaven itself so much the more important”(Thoreau 63). He expresses n
Was There Ever?
Was There Ever?
Was There Ever? Transcendentalism : In The 19th Century Transcendentalism revealed itself in the beginning of the 19th century with talented writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. These well-educated men brought such ideas as individualism, imagination, and nature to life through their works. Many writers in the transcendentalism period included such characteristics in their pieces. Some of the characteristics are spiritual well being, individualism, nature,
Walden1
Walden1
Walden1 Henry David Thoreau, a name heard endlessly by American Literature students, has contributed his outrageous views to society even after his death. Lectures and texts let his perceptions live on through teachers and professors that are all agreed on the significance of his writing to the transcendentalistic period. Definitely worth the merit he receives for his contributions, Henry Thoreaus views are nonconformist and thought provoking. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, p
Emerson v Thoreau
Emerson v Thoreau
Emerson v Thoreau Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau: Lecture Essay Henry D. Thoreau gave an intellectually stimulating lecture. His political and environmental stances enchanted the audience. His ideas are indicative of self-reliance, simplicity and appreciation. His delivery invited each listener to actively enjoy what he said. Thoreau presented his lecture so that the audience had no choice but to ponder and think about what he said. He was passionate in what he said, as his values a
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Walden By Henry Thoreau Analysis In Henry David Thoreau’s infamous novel “Walden”, we are shown endless paradoxes that stem from the author’s deep and insightful views into nature’s universal connections with the human race. Thoreau makes himself a quest of finding the meaning to our existence by investigating nature from different perspectives that our preoccupied society constantly overlooks. Two of these perspectives are of viewing nature from a mountaintop or panoramic view and the other bei
1879 1890
1879 1890
1879 1890 HENRIK IBSEN\'S A DOLL\'S HOUSE & HEDDA GABLER CONTENTS CONTENTS SECTION............................ SEARCH ON THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES............................. IDOLAUTH A Doll\'s House THE PLAY The Plot.......................................... IDOLPLOT The Characters.................................... IDOLCHAR Other Elements Setting...................................... IDOLSETT Themes....................................... IDOLTHEM Style........................................
Henry David Thoreau was a rebel. Walden can be see
Henry David Thoreau was a rebel. Walden can be see
Henry David Thoreau was a rebel. Walden can be seen as an account of his rebellion. By the 1840\'s, life had changed throughout New England, even in the heart of America\'s rebellion, Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau wrote that "I have traveled a good deal in Concord" (Krutch 108). He knew what he saw there, and what he saw, he began to despise. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation" (111). In 1775, ordinary men had dared to take up arms of rebellion and strike a blow for independence
The rapter
The rapter
the rapter Emily Dickinson\'s obsession with death has puzzled scholars for many decades. If a reader wanted to, he could put every one of Emily Dickinson\'s nearly 2,000 poems and letters (so many that later, they were assigned numbers for easier organization) into 4 categories: Love, death, pain and the self. The poems about death are the most captivating and puzzling, "The poems that issue from this spiritual exercise are among her most impressive," (Cunningham 45). In order to understand som
Gandhi: A Man with Virtues
Gandhi: A Man with Virtues
Gandhi: A Man with Virtues Gandhi was an influential figure in our society. He taught many people about equal rights, honouring thy neighbour, and peace and tranquillity. Although at times his actions were deemed improbable and insane nevertheless, they were effective. In my essay I will be discussing the history of Mohandis Gandhi; the actions he bestowed and took to accomplish freedom for India; and how Mohandis finally obtained freedom for India. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born
Unibomber
Unibomber
Unibomber here\'s been some talk on this list lately about how we should distance environmentalism from the Unabomber, and foil attempts by the media to unite the two. Shouldn\'t we also look inward, and see if in any way a love of ature does or can lead to antipathy to humans? he relationship between environmentalism and violence had been on my mind prior to Ted Kaczynski\'s arrest, because I had been reading _MindHunter_, John Douglas\'s memoir of his career heading the FBI\'s serial crimes un
The Scarlet Letter-Analysis
The Scarlet Letter-Analysis
The Scarlet Letter-Analysis The Scarlet Letter - Analysis Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden (Biographical Note VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet L
Rachel Carson Through The Years
Rachel Carson Through The Years
Rachel Carson Through The Years Rachel Carson Rachel Carson is considered one of America\'s finest science and nature writers. She is best known for her 1962 book, Silent Spring, which is often credited with beginning the environmental movement in the United States. The book focussed on the uncontrolled and often indiscriminate use of pesticides, especially dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (commonly known as DDT), and the irreparable environmental damage caused by these chemicals. The public outc
The Great Gatsbysuper notes
The Great Gatsbysuper notes
the Great Gatsbysuper notes Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren\'t quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doubleness, or twones
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden ("Biographical Note" VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scar
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Quote 1. "I should not talk about myself if there were anybody whom I knew so well." (p.2, ln.1) 2. "... they are employed... laying up treasures which moth and rust will corrupt and thieves break through and steal. It is a fool’s life, as they will find when they get to the end of it, if not before." (p.3, ln.29) 3. " The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly." (p
Romanticism
Romanticism
Romanticism Romanticism (beyond Eng 11 lit) By: Jason Lyle For many years, this period and these writers were known as the American Renaissance. This book set the parameters of how to read and connect these writers until relatively recently, when its limitations, especially in terms of defining the "canon" of literary giants and what made them (all male) "giants" have been recognized and challenged. However, the term is still useful to some degree. It is a misnomer, if one thinks of the period a
The Scarlet Letter - Analysis
The Scarlet Letter - Analysis
The Scarlet Letter - Analysis Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden ("Biographical Note" VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet Letter was published a year
Response to civil disobedience
Response to civil disobedience
Response to civil disobedience Henry David Thoreau\'s well-publicized essay, "Civil Disobedience," has been a prized piece of literature in the hearts of many famous Americans and other leaders. Great political figures, such as Mohandas K. Gandhi and John F. Kennedy, have used Thoreau\'s essay calling for the reform of government to their advantage when speaking to their fellow countrymen. Writing in response to the United States annexation of Texas in 1845, Thoreau felt that this economic move
Scarlet letter
Scarlet letter
scarlet letter Nathaniel Hawthorne’s background influenced him to write the bold novel “The Scarlet Letter.” One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden (biographical note VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently “The Scarlet Letter” was published one year later. It wa
Literature
Literature
Literature Categories: Essays:'Social Science Fiction' in Asimov's workWords: 33972061 Odyssey ThreeWords: 584A Clean Well-Lighted Place and The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockWords: 537A Comparison of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson�s BeliefsWords: 758A Crime In The NeigborhoodWords: 1323A Critique of 'D-Day June 6,1944: The Climatic battle of WWII'Words: 1903A Doll's House and Tess of the D'UrbervillesWords: 494A Doll's House and Tess of the D'UrbevillesWords: 608A Domestic Dilem
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Henry spent the majority of his life walking in and around the town of Concord, although he did make few journeys to other places. Henry spent most of his time walking in the wilderness of Concord. Occasionally, he would be found sauntering and conversing with his mentor and friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson or Ellery Channing. Some believe Henry went to live at Walden Pond because he was a hermit or a recluse or because he hated his fellow man, but this is not the case. Henry had
Emerson V Thoreau
Emerson V Thoreau
Emerson V Thoreau Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau: Lecture Essay March 13, 1846 -A lecture by Henry David Thoreau… Henry D. Thoreau gave an intellectually stimulating lecture. His political and environmental stances enchanted the audience. His ideas are indicative of self-reliance, simplicity and appreciation. His delivery invited each listener to actively enjoy what he said. Thoreau presented his lecture so that the audience had no choice but to ponder and think about what he said.
Reform in the Age of jackson
Reform in the Age of jackson
Reform in the Age of jackson “From about 1825 until the outbreak of the civil war in 1861, the atmosphere in the nation was one of reform” (Boardman, 122). There were five major reform movements present in 19th century America. There was the Utopianism/Communitarian Movement, which established an ideal society away from present politics. Educational reforms were important in the fact of creating taxes to support the public school system, higher education for adults, and mandatory education and a
Bartleby And Civil Disobedienc
Bartleby And Civil Disobedienc
Bartleby And Civil Disobedienc The extremely simplified definition of civil disobedience given by Webster\'s Dictionary is "nonviolent opposition to a law through refusal to comply with it, on grounds of conscience." Thoreau in "Civil Disobedience" and Martin Luther King in "Letter from Birmingham Jail" both argue that laws thought of as unjust in one\'s mind should not be adhered to. In Herman Melville\'s "Bartleby," a man named Bartleby is thought of by many to be practicing civil disobedience
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the money problems. He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family. The Scarlet Letter was published a year later, because of him being an author again. It was only i
Thoreau and Socrates
Thoreau and Socrates
Thoreau and Socrates Thoreau and Socrates start Civil Disobedience and Crito with basically the same premise. They both believe that humans are essentially moral beings. Thoreau says that people if left to their own ends will act justly, and should be treated accordingly by the law. Socrates says essentially the same thing, he says that no one wants to commit injustice for its own sake, many people end up doing so anyway. Socrates says that the citizens of a government have entered into an agr
John Brown Villain or Hero
John Brown Villain or Hero
John Brown Villain or Hero Browns attack on Harpers Ferry affected American culture more than can ever be understood. Tension between the North and South was building in the 1850s. Slavery among many other things was dividing the country into two sections. Brown was executed on December 2, 1859 for his murderous out-lash on society. Was his mind so twisted and demented that he would commit cold-blooded murder? The answer is no. John Brown was a man with a goal and a purpose. When he said that
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Transcendentalism revealed itself in the beginning of the 19th century with talented writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. These well-educated men brought such ideas as individualism, imagination, and nature to life through their works. Many writers in the transcendentalism period included such characteristics in their pieces. Some of the characteristics are spiritual well being, individualism, nature, and imagination. There are some that m
Response to civil disobedience
Response to civil disobedience
Response to civil disobedience Henry David Thoreau's well-publicized essay, "Civil Disobedience," has been a prized piece of literature in the hearts of many famous Americans and other leaders. Great political figures, such as Mohandas K. Gandhi and John F. Kennedy, have used Thoreau's essay calling for the reform of government to their advantage when speaking to their fellow countrymen. Writing in response to the United States annexation of Texas in 1845, Thoreau felt that this economic move by
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the money problems. He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family. The Scarlet Letter was published a year later, because of him being an author a
19th Century Women Authors
19th Century Women Authors
19th Century Women Authors 19th Century Women Authors Some of the most influential women authors of all time lived in the 19th century. These women expressed their inner most thoughts and ideas through their writings. They helped to change society, perhaps without knowing it, through poetry, novels, and articles. Emily Dickinson, Harriet Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Oakes Smith are the best-known controversial and expressive women authors of their time. On December 10, 1
Gandhi
Gandhi
Gandhi Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in Porbandar in the present day state of Gujarat in India on October 2, 1869, and educated in law at University College, London. In 1891, after having been admitted to the British bar, Gandhi returned to India and attempted to establish a law practice in Bombay, with little success. Two years later an Indian firm with interests in South Africa retained him as legal adviser in its office in Durban. Arriving in Durban, Gandhi found
Thoreau and Transcendentalism
Thoreau and Transcendentalism
Thoreau and Transcendentalism The beauty in the strength of mere words and the immense impact they have on the soul of man has been the inspiration to many of the greatest poets and writers. The ability to combine elegance with knowledge and thereupon affect the thoughts of others using only paper and pen has intrigued men for centuries. Each generation produces those who vehemently speak out against injustices by their written words. Henry David Thoreau proved to be the voice of his people and
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden ("Biographical Note" VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet Letter was published