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- The writings of Henry David Thoreau are manifestations of transcendental thought in a variety of ways. First and foremost is the aspect of the individual defiance against established orders of society. Thoreau conveys strong sentiments toward the beliefs in the essential unity of creation and the goodness of humanity.
- The beauty in the strength of mere words and the immense impact they have on the soul of man has been the inspiration to many of the greatest poets and writers. The ability to combine elegance with knowledge and thereupon affect the thoughts of others using only paper and pen has intrigued men for centuries.
- Transcendentalism emerged as a new way of thinking, moreover, a search for a ?higher? level of life. Henry David Thoreau, a student of Harvard University and later a journalist, emerged a great transcendental man of this time period.
- The writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson dealt with three aspects of transcendental thought, which consisted of spiritual, philosophical, and literary content. In his time, Emerson imparted an influence upon his contemporaries and American literature. He explicitly encouraged other writers by his appeal for new American literature and new voices because America had failed to denounce European literature and produce its own literary scholarship.
- A literary and philosophical movement called transcendentalism developed in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century. This movement is a reaction to certain eighteenth century rationalist doctrines and involves the rejection of strict Puritan religious attitudes.
- Optimism dominated people’s thoughts and was shown in the ideas of the Transcendentalists. The Transcendentalists believed deeply in human potential and in the purity of Nature.
- Transcendentalists believed that man should love nature, and learn as much as he can from it. In “Nature”, Emerson said, “I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty.
- Transcendentalism, in philosophy and nature, is the belief in a higher reality than found in sense experience or in a higher knowledge than achieved by human reason. Transcendentalism upholds the goodness of humanity, the glories of nature, and the importance of free individual expression.
- " I agree with Emerson’s idea that "envy is ignorance; imitation is suicide.
- I believe in the mystical idea of transcendentalism, but I do not consider myself a full transcendentalist because I also have faith in logic and reason. I feel that I have the characteristics of being a transcendentalist, such as being one with nature and being self-reliant.
- Just a short time ago I had my first experience with the power of language. I was in the eleventh grade and I was a student in Mr. Rhinehart’s English class. To provide a little background, Mr. Rhinehart, is a “deadhead.” One of the many influences of the American people was the Greatful Dead.
- “Don’t trust with edge tools Don’t trust man, great God, with more power than he has, until he has learned to use that little better What a hell should we make of the world if we could do what we would! Put a button on the foil till the young fencers have learned not to put each other’s eyes out
- Just then, one of the younger boys bends his head over and began vomiting on the trail, leaving a hot, moist, putrid odor lingering in the air. That began the misery that nearly ended seven innocent lives on a hiking trip to Eerie Mountain. This was my first personal proof that there is a God.
- Henry David Thoreau, one of the biggest Transcendentalists of his time, was very outspoken on the idea of conformity. He believed and advocated the idea that people should not be involved with government, transportation, or activities that might give the possibility for people to conform.
- In terms of artists and their influences, the case of Nietzsche and Wagner has been the focal point of discussion between many great academic minds of the last century. The controversy surrounding the relationship has led many to postulate that the eventual break between the two men may have contributed to the untimely death of Wagner in 1882, and Nietzsche’s eight-year writing spurt from 1883 – 1888.
- The connections between Ludwig Wittgenstein and Soren Kierkegaard as philosophers are not at all immediately obvious. On the surface, Wittgenstein deals with matters concerning the incorrect use of philosophical language and Kierkegaard focuses almost exclusively on answering the question ‘how to become a Christian’.
- The Dead Poet’s Society follows the life of Neil, who struggles to live his life as an actor away from his overbearing father. His membership in the society leads him to discover his passion for acting.
- Henry David Thoreau and his friendship with Ralph Waldo Emerson helped form the Transcendental movement which, in turn, changed America in the nineteenth century with lasting effects into today s society. The Transcendental period in the nineteenth century was truly unique.
- He felt that man didn?t need wider horizons in order to write efficiently (Hoff, 31). He wrote his private thoughts in journals to help him write lectures and books, and never wrote or spoke about what he himself had not experienced (Hoff, 3 ).
- We will walk on our own; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds A nation of men will for the first time exist, because each believes himself inspired by the Divine Soul which also inspires all men ( The American Scholar ). As the essence of transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson writes about the necessary steps one must take to become closer to God.