3.02 Romantics and Transcendentalism

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1.After reviewing the Romanticism resource page, list three characteristics of Romanticism. Also, identify three authors of the Romantic period. The three characteristics of Romanticism are, love of nature,fascination with the supernatural, and passionate nationalism. The three authors are, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, and William Cullen Bryant. 2.Using the Transcendentalism resource page, list three characteristics of Transcendentalism. The three characteristics are, The belief that god is found in nature, Celebrated individualism, and Over-soul. 3.How did Transcendentalists feel about nature? What did Transcendentalists feel about the inherent nature of human beings (were humans inherently good or evil)? Transcendentalism loved nature for its beauty and believed

science is a danger to nature. Transcendentalists also believed all humans are born good and has the choice to transcend to spiritual realm. 4."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) Walden wanted to live in the forest because he believed that was the "real" life rather then living in a society are mostly depended on their needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. He also realized while living in the forest he had more freedom and was free to do anything he wanted. 5.Which two great passive resistance leaders were influenced by the premise of Transcendentalism through the works of Thoreau and Emerson? Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghandi are greatly influenced by Transcendentalism. 6.After reviewing the Romanticism resource page and the poem, identify two characteristics of Romanticism found in this poem. Identify specific examples (lines) in the poem that represent each of the characteristics you have chosen. After identifying the lines, explain...
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