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Holden Caufield is a person with many mixed feelings His happiness was
Holden Caufield is a person with many mixed feelings His happiness was
Holden Caufield is a person with many mixed feelings. His happiness was left, but not forgotten in the past, and he suffers terribly because he cannot adjust to these changes to his world and also to himself. In the strong sense, looking back at the lost sense of reality that he still hangs on to, relieves him of all the troubles he has at the present time. He always compares things that happened in the past to events that happen in the present. The song, Hurt, by Nine Inch Nails (NIN), writt
Henry David Thoreau was a rebel Walden can be seen as an account of hi
Henry David Thoreau was a rebel Walden can be seen as an account of hi
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 a
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist wri
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist wri
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist writers of all time. He utilized his writings to express his dark, gloomy outlook on life. Hawthorne, a descendant of a puritan family, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Some of his ancestors included a judge known for the harsh persecution of Quakers, and another judge who played an important role in the Salem witchcraft trials. Hawthorne’s attitude was molded by a sense of guilt, which he traced to his ancestor’s actions. Afte
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of t
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of t
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of their choosing into their reader. This is often a philosophy derived at from their own personal experiences. John Steinbeck is no exception to this. When traveling through his native Californian in the mid-1930s, Steinbeck witnessed people living in appalling conditions of extreme poverty due to the Great Depression and the agricultural disaster known as the Dust Bowl. He noticed that these people received no aid whatsoever fr
Leaves of Transcendentalism
Leaves of Transcendentalism
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Emerson
Emerson
Emerson April 1, 2004 English III Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leader of Transcendentalism which was a literary and philosophical movement that began in the United States in 1836. Transcendentalists did not agree with the strict ritualism of established religious institutions. They supported individualism. They believed that they could understand themselves better if they study nature and their surroundings. Transcendentalists also believed in an Over-Soul where all forms of being are united spirit
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass To the general public slavery is known as a wicked and pitiless practice that has long since been abolished. However, to many other poor souls, slavery has had a much deeper impact on them. There are many accounts having to deal with slavery and its evils, yet The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself is by far the most powerful account in illustrating the evils of slavery through the eyes of the enslave
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 Scarlet Letter was publi
Transcendentalism a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual
Transcendentalism a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual
“Transcendentalism: a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual over the empirical”(Webster’s dictionary, 1993) The impact the transcendental movement had on American literature cannot be underestimated. “Reawakening an interest in the great problems of human nature and destiny,” authors such as Emerson, Alcott and Brownson, for example, forced the transcendental movement into the path of Henry David Thoreau. (Spiller, 346) As a self proclaimed “mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natur
EE Cummings is the author of many well-known poems He has a huge colle
EE Cummings is the author of many well-known poems He has a huge colle
E.E. Cummings is the author of many well-known poems. He has a huge collection of poems that are greatly respected. The poems he has written are very different in style than many other poems that have been written by other authors. E.E. was very involved in the transcendentalism era of writing. In one work of his he incorporated the battle of aging and youth. E.E. Cummings displays complex and original poetic structures in “old age sticks”. E.E. Cummings lived during the early 1900’s during WWI
Thoreau Emerson's Disciple
Thoreau Emerson's Disciple
Thoreau: Emerson's Disciple During the Romantic era in American literature, transcendentalism emerged as a great literary movement. When speaking of the transcendentalists it is almost impossible to avoid mentioning Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, probably the two most famous transcendentalists of all time. Emerson's ideas and thoughts are what inspired the entire movement and are also what inspired Thoreau. Many of his teachings and beliefs appear in Thoreau's actions and writings
Modern Transcendentalism
Modern Transcendentalism
Modern Transcendentalism In today's society, there are several distinct individuals and groups that are successfully acting with a modern version of the nineteenth century philosophy of Transcendentalism. While it is virtually impossible in the world today to completely abide by all of the Transcendental philosophies, the Boy Scouts of America have done well in adopting some of the major characteristics of this unique way of life. The Boy Scouts have shown, and continue to show, similar views w
Caesar He was not on the whole a striking or compelling figure except
Caesar He was not on the whole a striking or compelling figure except
Caesar. He was not, on the whole, a striking or compelling figure except for one feature, his eyes, which were strong, serious, large, and deep set; bright blue in some light. Henry David Thoreau was fascinated by nature as he grew up and like all the other kids his age, he loved the countryside. Thoreau was a good student, who behaved somewhat shy and solemn with his classmates. He didn't really participate in what all the other kids did, so they nicknamed him, The Judge. From 1833 to 1837 T
Trancendentalism
Trancendentalism
Trancendentalism TRANSCENDENTALISM A MODERN PHILOSOPHY Mankind has lost its place at the center of God’s universe. Now, when you watch the weather, or plants growing, or someone suddenly die, what you feel is obnoxious bafflement. In the past, you might have said God was responsible or the devil... Definitions of the universe based on speculation or on scriptural faith are no longer automatically accepted... You would have looked out on this vast and undefined universe in would’ve thought, a
The Dark Side Of Hawthorne
The Dark Side Of Hawthorne
The Dark Side Of Hawthorne #65279; The Dark Side of Hawthorne In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne exhibits the fate of a family due to a curse by analyzing the most “disagreeable” secrets of a man’s soul (Great Lives 1077). Hawthorne shows the decay of an aristocratic family due to the sins of the past. He uses allegory within his character’s personalities and emotions to expose “the truth of the human heart” (biography). Hawthorne’s chosen location for this novel reflects grea
Emily Dickinson Transcendentalist Experience Through Imagination
Emily Dickinson Transcendentalist Experience Through Imagination
Emily Dickinson: Transcendentalist Experience Through Imagination The early 19th century ideas of transcendentalism, which were introduced by Ralph Emerson and David Thoreau, where man as an individual becomes spiritually consumed with nature and himself through experience are contrasted by Emily Dickinson, who chose to branch off this path by showing that a transcendentalist experience could be achieved through imagination alone. These three monumental writers set the boundaries for this new re
The Comparisons of Charles Manson to Transcendental Philosophy
The Comparisons of Charles Manson to Transcendental Philosophy
The Comparisons of Charles Manson to Transcendental Philosophy Charles Manson and various members of his “family” brutally killed several people from the Tate and LaBianca family on two seperate ocassions. The purposes of these killings are misunderstood by today's society, when ignoring Manson's philosophy. Although Manson never killed anyone, he went to prison in 1969 for masterminding the operation. Today's society has labeled Charles Manson as a mass-murderer who had no purpose through his c
Transcendentalism The Philosophy of the Mind
Transcendentalism The Philosophy of the Mind
Transcendentalism: The Philosophy of the Mind Transcendentalism is the view that the basic truth of the universe lies beyond the knowledge obtained from the senses, a knowledge that transcendentalists regard as the mere appearance of things (Adventures 162). Transcendentalists believe the mind is where ideas are formed. The transcendentalist ideas of God, man, and the universe were not all original, but were a combination of other philosophies and religions. One of the major questions of philoso
Tim Baffoe
Tim Baffoe
Tim Baffoe ENGL321 Essay 2 Marjorie Justice Emerson, Hawthorne, and the Transcendentalist Ideal The early and mid-19th century gave rise to the Transcendentalist movement, and, thus, the anti-Transcendentalist movement. Webster's dictionary defines Transcendentalism as a philosophy that asserts the primacy of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and empirical. Ralph Waldo Emerson was a Transcendentalist, and it shows in the characteristics of his writing. Three of those characte
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40673
40673 Mrs. Rocco AP English 11 12 January 2003 Emily Dickinson What is transcendentalism? It is the belief that everyone is naturally good but society makes people evil. It is where divinity can be found in nature and in each person. It is where intuition and the individual conscience transcend experience and thus are better guides to truth than the senses. Does Emily Dickinson believe in transcendentalism? Emily has made it clear that she is a transcendentalist through many of her poems. In th
September 27 1996
September 27 1996
September 27, 1996 Minister’s Black Veil Hidden Sins The Minister’s Black Veil, a literary masterpiece written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was a divergent parable for the period it was written. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote as an anti-transcendentalist in the transcendentalist period; as a result, his view’s in writings were mostly pessimistic considering his family’s sinfulness. Hawthorne’s grandfather was a judge in the Salem witch trails; for that reason, he was responsible for over twenty innoc
In his Poetics Plato contemplates the nature of aesthetics and existen
In his Poetics Plato contemplates the nature of aesthetics and existen
In his Poetics, Plato contemplates the nature of aesthetics and existence. He postulates that for every existing object and idea there is an absolute ideal which transcends human experience. He further concludes that art, including literature, is an aesthetic representation of real objects and ideas that is used to better understand their ideals. In theory, as an object becomes closer ideal it also becomes a better subject for the artist. American artists in particular have been given an in
Mrs Keeton XXXXXXXXXX English 3-4 January 10 1997
Mrs Keeton XXXXXXXXXX English 3-4 January 10 1997
Mrs. Keeton XXXXXXXXXX English 3-4 January 10, 1997 *REVISED* FINAL DRAFT (TRANSCENDENTALISM) What would Henry David Thoreau, a transcendentalist in the 19th century, think if he were to visit our society today? I think Mr. Thoreau would be very disappointed at the lack of simplicity like there was in the 1800’s, the lack of bonding with nature, and the fast paced speed at which everything has advanced to. With simplicity being the main transcendentalist idea, Thoreau would greatly criticize su
Farewell To Arms Paper
Farewell To Arms Paper
Farewell To Arms Paper Hemmingway has a unique style of writing. It works on multiple levels. A person could read Farewell to Arms and enjoy it as a tragic love story. Hemmingway�s concise writing style allows a literal interpretation. At the same time a reader could get involved with the various symbols that he has placed in the novel. In a way everything he has can be used as a symbol depending on a person�s biases. This is what makes Hemmingway�s writing even more unique. He can have wh
Born in Boston in 1809 Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber
Born in Boston in 1809 Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber
Born in Boston in 1809, Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber and brief life, most of it a struggle against poverty. His mother died when Edgar was only two, his father already long disappeared. He was raised as a foster child in Virginia by Frances Allen and her husband John, a Richmond tobacco merchant. Poe later lived in Baltimore with his aunt, Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia, whom he eventually married. The trio formed a household which moved to New York and then to Philadel
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First Quarter Reflection
First Quarter Reflection November 5, 2003 English 3 Period. E Since the end of my sophomore year, I feel that my growth as a writer has been developing, and I think I am finally starting to get a glimpse of my potential as a writer. Despite the talent, or skill that I may have as a writer, I know that success can never be measured, and there are so many things I have yet to learn, and so much more room for me to improve. Although some may take that statement as being a negative comment, I consi
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Huckleberry Finn and Transcendentalism
Huckleberry Finn and Transcendentalism Hour 1 Huck Finn Persuasion Most people gain knowledge through life experiences, not through schooling. Huckleberry Finn was written twenty years after the Civil War, by Mark Twain, about the everpresent struggles to overcome oppression, racism and society. Throughout the novel, Twain uses the views of Transcendentalism to describe and account for Huck’s mistakes, actions, and sentiments. Transcendentally, Huck deserves praise at the end of the novel, beca
A Long Fatal Love Chase
A Long Fatal Love Chase
A Long Fatal Love Chase Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott's background influenced her to write the tragedy A Long Fatal Love Chase. One important influence on the story was her father's role as a leading transcendentalist (Doner 342). Transcendentalism states that society is a necessary evil (Clendenning 371). Simi-larly, Rosamond Vivian, the main character in the book, states her opinion of society when she says: Law and custom I know nothing of, public opinion I despise, and shame and fear
Melville Herman 1819-91 American novelist a major literary figure whos
Melville Herman 1819-91 American novelist a major literary figure whos
Melville, Herman (1819-91), American novelist, a major literary figure whose exploration of psychological and metaphysical themes foreshadowed 20th-century literary concerns but whose works remained in obscurity until the 1920s, when his genius was finally recognized.  Melville was born August 1, 1819, in New York City, into a family that had declined in the world. “The Gansevoorts were solid, stable, eminent, prosperous people; the (Herman’s Father’s side) Melvilles were somewhat less successf
Frederick
Frederick
Frederick Douglass, a slave in America until the age of 20, wrote three of the most highly regarded autobiographies of the 19th century, yet he only began learning to read and write when he turned 12 years old. After an early life of hardship and pain, Douglass escaped to the North to write three autobiographies, spaced decades apart, about his life as a slave and a freeman. The institution of slavery scarred him so deeply that he decided to dedicate his powers of speech and prose to fighting i
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on July 12, 1817. His ancestry was both Scottish and French. Around the age of ten or twelve, his parents would allow him to go hunting and fishing in the wilderness by himself. While attending Concord Academy, one of his studies included surveying. After he graduated from Harvard, he returned to Concord Academy to teach. After two years of teaching, he withdrew to work in his father's pencil factory. After a while, the
The two main people in transcendentalism were Emerson and Thoreau They
The two main people in transcendentalism were Emerson and Thoreau They
The two main people in transcendentalism were Emerson and Thoreau. They were the first two people to start advocating the theory of transcendentalism. Transcendentalism is the theory from which information and knowledge of the universal truths comes from intuition. In advocating transcendentalism, they tried to prove two theories: Intuition is key and the universal truths. Intuition is the key. “Intuition is the highest power of the soul, it never reasons, never proves, simply perceives.”(Emers
Romanticism
Romanticism
Romanticism History 151 Final It was a reaction against the Enlightenment and yet akin in that they both assumed life was designed for human happiness. However the Enlightenment placed reason at the center of human acheivement. Romanticismm distrusted the human intellect and placed its value on the emotions and intutive qualities. The natural and spontaneous was deemed good. The highest truths would be derived from the instantaneous of the individual. It gloried in the unlimited potential of the
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Why was Henry David Thoreau such a wonderful writer? He had many great qualities, but the most important were his devotion to nature and writing, his desire for independence, and his experiences he encountered throughout his life. Henry David Thoreau looked to nature as the basis of life and writing. He believed that nature is the reflection of inner spiritual reality. He spent his life in search of the essentials of reality and of experiences that would bring him close to th
I Felt A Funeral In My Brain
I Felt A Funeral In My Brain
i Felt A Funeral, In My Brain In my opinion, Emily Dickinson as a transcendentalist used her poetry to describe the process of transcendental meditation, particularly the meditation of death. In this poem she tries to allow us to expierience our true nature by entering directly into our conscious. The poem is a deep seeking of the nature of death, the death that is a process of expansion and transformation from solidarity to a spaciousness. When she says: I felt a funeral in my brain, and mourne
Transcendentalis
Transcendentalis
Transcendentalis Transcendentalism was a literary movement in the first half of the 19th century. The philosophical theory contained such aspects as self-examination, the celebration of individualism, and the belief that the fundamental truths existed outside of human experience. Fulfillment of this search for knowledge came when one gained an acute awareness of beauty and truth, and communicated with nature to find union with the Over-Soul. When this occurred, one was cleansed of materialistic
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
Herman Melville In 1850 while writing The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne's publisher introduced him to another writer who was in the midst of a novel. This was Herman Melville, the book Moby Dick. Hawthorne and Melville became good friends at once, for despite their dissimilar backgrounds, they had a great deal in common. Melville was a New Yorker, born in 1819, one of eight children of a merchant of distinguished lineage. His father, however, lost all his money and died when the boy was 1
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Back in the 1800's, people trusted in their innersoul. it was called transcendentalism. People like Emerson and Thoreau were transcendentalism. They didn't think with their heads. They do things like in their first impression. If they sees that a tree is violet, they will paint it violet. During that era, Romanticism was party of it too. Ideas of Romanticism with transcendentalism. In our everyday life, we use transcendentalism. We use our head to think and our hart to feel lov