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Transcendentalism, Antitranscendentalism, and Romanticism in
Transcript of Transcendentalism, Antitranscendentalism, and Romanticism in
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Philosophical movement in the early nineteenth century.
Thought and spiritual things > ordinary human experience.
Emerson and Thoreau
Man is born good
Children are God's most perfect creation
One can only find God in and through nature
Over-Soul pool (life after death)
Resistance to Transcendentalism
Hawthorne and Melville
Man is born with the stain of the original sin (sin of Adam and Eve)
Man is the most destructive force in nature (wrong over right)
One can only find God through good works and life experience
Heaven and Hell
Transcendentalism in the S. C.
Community against Hester
Cabin in the woods
Pearl in the woods
Relationship between Dimmesdale and Chillingworth
Chillingworth's whole being
Pearl against her mother's sin
Hester against the Puritan community
All show good vs. evil
Anti-Transcendentalism in the S.C.
Artistic and philosophical movement in the eighteenth century
Changed the way people thought of themselves and the world
Caused transcendentalism and anti-transcendentalism
Symbols and double meanings EVERYWHERE
The prison and the rosebush
Dimmesdale as a character
Romanticism in the S. C.
Like Hester's cabin.