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Ralph Waldo Emerson Presentation

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Alex Baccam

on 20 March 2011

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Education: home schooled until age 9 when he went to boston latin school he was one of five sons General Facts: born on may 25, 1803 in boston, massachusetts died on april 27, 1882 at age 79
in Concord, Massachusetts. Parents: Ruth Haskins & the rev. William Emerson Married two times to Ellen Louisa and Tucker Lydia Jackson had four kids: Waldo, Ellen, Edith and Edward Waldo Emerson. at age 14, enrolled @ Harvard graduated harvard at 18 in 1821 "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1825, he enrolled in harvard divinity school Ralph Waldo Emerson interested me because: -he loved nature..
-he didn't like the pressures of society and conformity..
-he believes things that i often think about "Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson his influences: -aunt mary moody-she took care of him after his father died of tuberculosis.
-he was friends with Henry David Thoreau
-the vedas (andcient idian writings) Career: March 1829, Emerson was called by Boston's Second Church to serve as its junior priest. in 1829, he met his wife, Ellen Louisa Tucker who died of Tuberculosis in 1831. helped his brother establish a school for young ladies he resigned the church in 1832 with the belief the Jesus was not God, but a great man. September 14, 1835, Emerson married for a second time to Lydia Jackson who would give birth to their four children Waldo, Ellen, Edith and Edward Waldo Emerson. Beliefs: he relied on intuition rather than scientific reason he believed that the natural world had spiritual truths he had an optimistic view of the human spirit his work: has alot to do with nature first book was titled "Nature" Later Life: towards the end of his life he suffered from memory loss and in 1882 he became ill with pneumonia in 1872 his house caught on fire his son died of scarlet fever in 1942 it consists of his essays: Nature, Commodity, Beauty, Language, Dicipline, Idealism, Spirits, Prospects, The American Scholar, Divinity School Address, Literary Ethics, The Method of Nature, Man the Reformer, Introductory Lecture on the Times, The Conservative, The Transcendentalist, and The Young American. "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
— -Ralph Waldo Emerson he was a great essayist, philosopher, lecturer, and minister. Ralph Waldo Emerson
By: Alex Baccam
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