English 21208 Transcendentalist

English 21208 Transcendentalist

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09/12/2002 18:26:00 Katherine Novak Transcendentalism: 1836-Civil War Both a philosophical and literary movement Man's greatest asset is his mind Education is a necessity if man is to improve himself The movement favors the growth of democracy The movement opposes slavery Transcendentalists believe in a universal brotherhood of all men Transcendentalists see value in manual labor Many transcendentalists experiment with agricultural communes Man has the ability to transcend or go beyond his immediate circumstances Peace is found in a state of nature where man can come into contact with the OVERSOUL Each person has both an individual moral responsibility and a collective or social responsibility
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Unformatted text preview: American Romanticism (1840-1865) A literary movement Trends: An impulse towards reform A celebration of the individual A reverence of nature A concern with the impact of new technology An idealization of women A fascination with death A fascination with the supernatural Philosophically they reacted against the materialistic educational theories of Locke and rationalism. They found truth a matter of intuition and imagination than logic and reason. 6 Major Writers of American Romanticism: Edgar Allen Pow Ralph Waldo Emerson: Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau: Transcendentalist nathaniel Hawthorne Herman Melville Walt Whitman...
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Cramer during the Spring '08 term at Santa Monica.

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