Paper #1 for Eng - Paper#1 Question 3 In Ralph Waldo...

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Paper #1 Question 3 In Ralph Waldo Emerson story of “Self-Reliance” he gives a very detail description of his view of what self reliance is and how it plays in a person life. His idea of self reliance is a person that goes against the society at whole’s view of what a person should do and instead as he says be a “nonconformist”, and do what makes you feel good. Where as Henry David Thoreau “Walden” is about Thoreau’s life while staying at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau shows accounts of what he does while living within nature and creating life fulfillment. These two pieces are similar as Thoreau’s life while at the Walden Pond I believe would live up to what Emerson believes is self reliance. Emerson’s view on self reliance creates a picture of a person that is sort of an outcast and thinks differently then society as a whole. Emerson stats that the behavior of a child is more of a model of what he believes is self reliance then that of an adult since “Children are too young to be cynical, hesitant, or hypocritical.” His meaning behind this is that adults are too afraid of what others might view of them and to concern with their
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course AMERICAN L 200 taught by Professor Hood during the Spring '08 term at Belmont Abbey.

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Paper #1 for Eng - Paper#1 Question 3 In Ralph Waldo...

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