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James Turner

on 23 June 2016

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Transcript of Transcendentalist

Major Writings
Key People
By, James Turner
Historical and modern connection
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born"
Henry David Thoreau
"The penny post is, commonly, an institution through which you seriously offer a man that penny for his thoughts which is so often safely offered in jest"
Henry David Thoreau
"We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us"
Henry David Thoreau
"The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet"
Henry David Thoreau
"To be great is to be misunderstood...."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"For every stoic was a stoic; but in Christendom, where is the Christian" Ralph Waldo Emerson
This book is about personal declaration of independence and self reliance.
By Thoreau
This book is about being independent and your own person and not falling into societal norms.
By Emerson
This book advocates women rights and equalities.
Margaret Fuller
This books shows the main character can make her own decisions in a society that is uniformed.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
They believed in ones individualism and self reliance.
Imagination > Reason
Creativity > Theory
Action > Contemplation
Like the modern society today the transcendentalist wanted simplicity
Hippies are probably the closest things to transcendentalist
Connection with nature
Nature connection was essential in transcendentalism
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