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Transcendentalism, Antitranscendentalism, and Romanticism in

IB English IOP

Rachel Hidalgo

on 22 September 2013

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Transcript of Transcendentalism, Antitranscendentalism, and Romanticism in

Transcendentalism, Anti-Transcendentalism, and Romanticism in the Scarlet Letter
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)
Nineteenth century
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
Black weed
Meteor= Angel
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
Reject rules
Dark romanticism
Romanticism in the S. C.
Like Hester's cabin.
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