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Central Figures of Transcendentalism

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Transcript of Central Figures of Transcendentalism

Fuller - "The Great Lawsuit"
The
theme
of Margaret Fuller's "The Great Lawsuit" is: Equality for women as citizens and legal protection for women’s rights.


Central Figures of transcendentalism
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When Emerson was 14, He was the youngest to graduate from Harvard university.
Henry David Thoreau
Emerson's nickname to his friends was "The Sage of Concord"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
Culture and Change
Margaret Fuller
Sources
Henry grew up very close to his older brother John, who taught school to help pay for Henry's tuition at Harvard.
Their goals are that they want to "[continue] the Princess' humanitarian work in the UK and overseas"("The Diana")

He traveled often, to the Maine woods and Cape Cod several times, and was particularly interested in the frontier and Indians.
Emerson was disappointed that Abraham Lincoln cared more about saving the union than saving the slaves
His last words were said to be "Indian" and "Moose."
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Women in
Society
"Its not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -Henry David Thoreau
"Since its founding in 1919, the ILO has been committed to promoting the rights of all women and men at work and achieving equality between them."("Gender equality ").
Thoreau- "Civil Disobedience"
The connection between the ILO and Margret Fuller is that they both are doing the work to equalize the sexes.
"Nature"
Theme
: The central idea of this story is the relationship between God, Man, and Nature. The lesson is that everything relies on something.
The Diana organization connects to transcendentalism because its "[helping] to secure sustainable improvements in the lives of the most disadvantages"("The Diana").
-The
theme
is that the majority is not always right, and that men should let their conscience govern them and not the government itself.
Synthesis
"That government is best which governs least(Thoreau 388)."

"But, to speak pratically and as a citizen...and that will be one step toward obtaining it(Thoreau 389)."
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Nature
Jesse Jackson's civil rights act
Their goals/vision is to push a none profit organization that pursues social justice, civil rights, and political activism.
Jesse Jackson's civil rights act is a organization that follows the transcendentalist ways.
The Transcendentalist would approve of his organization; because he sought civil participation beyond simply voting
Thoreau-"Walden"
-The
theme
is that you need to be one with nature, you need to not be materialistic, and you need to be yourself.
"Glorify God and enjoy him forever(Thoreau 383)."
Margaret Fuller
One of her quotes is: "Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman."
Born in Cambridgeport, MA, on May, 23, 1810
She won acceptance to an all male college, Harvard.
Another quote is: "For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life."
"Do not seek so anxiously to be developed, to subject yourself to many influences to be played on: it is all dissipation(Thoreau 386)."
Invited to visit Emerson in Concord in 1836
"Nature provides exceptions to every rule."
By. Jessie Patterson, Shannon Goode, Kakyra DeGrie, and Corey Stillwell
"Men vs.Women"
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