2. Using the Transcendentalism resource page, list three characteristics of Transcendentalism.
* Three characteristics of Trancendentalism are: Intuition, Over-soul, and reverence for nature.
3. How did Transcendentalists feel about nature? What did Transcendentalists feel about the inherent nature of human beings (were humans inherently good or evil)?
* Transcendentalists had a deep respect for nature and believed that all human beings were inherently good.
4. Transcendentalists believe that individuals "transcend" by learning from and living in harmony with nature. Thoreau put this philosophy into practice by living alone in a cabin he built himself at Walden Pond for two years (1845 -1847). Thoreau's experiences during this period provided him with the material for his masterwork Walden (1854). The quote below is fromWalden. Describe two specific things Thoreau learned about life by translating the lines below in your own words:
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.... I wanted to live deeply and suck out all the marrow of life." (Walden)
* I believe what Walden learned was that there are many things in life that aren't essential to a healthy life style and that some believing living takes place in society, while HE realized he was never truly living until he had gone out on his own into natures inhabitants. 5. Which two great passive resistance leaders were influenced by the premise...