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Transcendentalism Through Popular Culture

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deja griffin

on 7 February 2013

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Transcript of Transcendentalism Through Popular Culture

Transcendentalism through popular culture By Deja Griffin Non-Conformity Non-Conformity Self Reliance "Happiness is not always the best way to be happy"-Judith (Catherine O'Hara ) (Where the Wild Things Are 2009 film) Importance of Nature Free thought/Open-mind Self Reliance Confidence Importance Of Nature Confidence "you can own the world and still, all you will own is Earth until you can paint with all the colors of the wind" - Pochahontas(Irene Bedard)(Pocahontas film 1995 ) Free thought/Open-mind " All energy is only borrowed, and one day you have to give it back"-Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) (Avatar 2009 Film) "You got a dream...You got to protect it. people can't do something themselves, they want to tell you, you can't do it. if you want something go get it. Period. - Christopher Gardner (Will Smith) (The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 film) "You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper"
-Demi Lovato (Skyscraper Song 2011) "I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
fire away, fire away
ricochet, you take your aim
fire away, fire away
you shoot me down, but I won't fall
I am titanium
you shoot me down, but I won't fall
I am titanium"-David Guetta ft.Sia(Titanium 2011 Song) "If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed". -Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) (Into the Wild Film 2007) "I'm beautiful in my way'Cause God makes no mistakes,I'm on the right track, baby.I was born this way."-Lady Gaga (Born This Way 2011 Song) "Hope is the only thing stronger than fear" "A little hope is effective; a lot of hope is dangerous"“A spark is fine as long as its contained”- President Snow (The Hunger Games 2008 Novel) The quote above means that if we let reason rule us than we will not be able to progress because most advancement begins as a dream. The meaning of the lyrics is that no matter what people say or believe about you, you should love yourself for who you are and not try to be like everyone else. The meaning behind this quote is that if you have a dream or goal you should always try to reach it even if others doubt you. This is an example of self-reliance because it teaches you to rely on yourself and your intuition rather than someone else’s. The meaning of the quote above is that finding fake happiness can kill or corrupt true happiness. Hope is a positive and powerful force that gets us through difficult times, but it can also be detrimental to us without limitarions. The meaning behind the lyrics is to have the confidence to face any trials and tribulations no matter what they may be and overcoming them. The meaning behind the lyrics is to not admit defeat despite the self-doubt you may have and to have the confidence to conquer your fears.in our lives and rise above. The meaning of the quote above is respecting nature and instead of destroying it and living in harmony with the earth’s creatures because we can learn from them. The meaning behind this quote is that the universe is a collaboration of energy from living and non-living things working together, meaning that humans and nature are connected. "The has come for my dreams to be heard they will not be pushed aside or tuned into your own..."-Beyonce (Listen 2006 Song) In the lyrics she is saying that she is done with his plan for her life and cominig into her own.
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