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Concord Massachusetts

1 Rachel Smith Transcendentalist Essay 7, November 2012 Features of Transcendentalism in Avatar Transcendentalism is an American philosophy started in the 1800’s, which is still part of modern culture today. Transcendentalism was developed by Immanuel Kant, and was based on the idea that, in order to comprehend the nature of reality, it must first be observed and explored using the method of reasoning. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were fundamental figures in Transcendentalism...

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Rhetorical Analysis on Thoreau's Walden-Chapter33

description of what Thoreau has gained from reading and an exhortation that the reader should seek for the vein of spiritual truth. Thoreau discusses the benefits of classical literature then argues that people of Concord should focus on adult’s education. He moans that most of the educated men in Concord disregard the classics of English literature and argues that townspeople should have spent money on building Lyceum instead of a townhouse. By using dichotomies, Thoreau differentiates himself from the townspeople...

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a need to confirm his unity with nature. On July 4, 1845, he began his famous experiment in what he thought of as “essential” living—living simply, studying the natural world, and seeking truth within himself. On land owned by Emerson near Concord, Massachusetts, Thoreau built a small cabin by Walden Pond and lived there for more than two years, writing and studying nature. Walden—a mixture of philosophy, autobiography, and meditation upon nature—is the record of Thoreau’s experiences at the pond...

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American Renaissance

humanity's deepest truths may be formulated through insight rather than logic, and that there is an essential unity to all of creation. Transcendentalism in the United States became popular among scholars, ministers, and intellectuals in and around Concord, Massachusetts. The American Transcendentalists advocated the development of a national culture and efforts at humanitarian social reform, as well as debate on such issues as the abolition of slavery, women's suffrage, workers’ rights, educational innovation...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Research: Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but he spent most of his life in Concord. His father was a Unitarian minister with a keen interest in fine literature who was instrumental in founding several important literary societies and publications of the time. When his father died, Emerson was given into the care of his aunt, who took a strong interest in his education. His literary gifts were recognized, encouraged and developed early. In...

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Biography of Henry David Thoreau

actions were crazy, but we now look back on Thoreau as one of the first great American non-conformist, an inspiration to us all to stand up for what we believe in. Thoreau was born in Concord, MA on July 12, 1817. As it outlined in Encyclopedia of World Biography, his parents were poor, but he attended Concord Academy because of his intelligence and good grades. He later entered Harvard in 1833 on a scholarship and quickly earned a reputation as an independent thinker. He graduated in 1837 with...

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Thoreau Economy

Economy Thoreau was a writer like no other. In March 1865 he decided to build a log cabbing by walden pond. He built this cabin in Massachusetts in a town called Concord. He builds this cabin to as a personal experiment. He was using this cabin as a tool to transcend from the society. He had his mind made up and put into detailed focus that he would find out everything there is to discover about humans. The reason why he built the log cabin away from everyone is because he thought that the...

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Interview with Henry David Thoreau

Interview: Henry Thoreau, tell us a little about your upbringing: Hello, my full name is Henry David Thoreau I was born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817. There I grew up and lived with my mother, who rented out parts of our home to boarders, my father who operated a pencil factory near where we lived, and my two older siblings John and Helen. I had a good upbringing and my parents were always very supportive. Did you go to school? What did you study? Yes, in 1828 my brother and...

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American Transcendentalism

American transcendentalism was an important movement in philosophy and literature that flourished during the early to middle years of the nineteenth century (1836-1860). It began as a reform movement in the Unitarian church, in eastern Massachusetts, extending the views of William Ellery Channing on an internal belief of God and the importance of sensitive thought. It was based on "a philosophic holding to the unity of the world and God, and the internal belief of God in the world". For the...

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The Gothic Themes Of The House Of Seven Gables

III. Pride A. The pride of the Pyncheon family. B. The pride of Hepzibah for her family name. IV. Romance A. Between Phoebe Pyncheon and Clifford V. Conclusion A. Thesis Statement B. Review Nathaniel Hawthorne was born July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. He was a descendent of early Puritan settlers, which had a great influence on his life and writings. When he graduated from Bowdoin College he published his first novel, anonymously, a gothic romance Fanshawe in 1828. The next ten years Hawthorne...

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