Emerson Notes 12-3

Emerson Notes 12-3 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Experience o Grief...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson – Experience o Grief – death of his son Waldo o Looks forward to 20 th century Consider the events which occur War Rise of media o Morality in 20 th century Erosion o Talk about Power in his essay (extra credit for Final) o Reality is a “staircase” Nightmare image Emerson considered reality to be a “series” of events which occur Surprise, cannot create or imagine a proper framework for life We are able to impose “cause and effect” or frameworks upon life, not necessarily real o Emerson utilizes a “serial” style of writing Publishes works in “series” Interest in “series”, the idea Taking one work out of a series, out of context, reflects his view of reality o Reality is fleeting, we can never fully comprehend/grasp another human being Emotions o Emerson overcomes his grief of Waldo Teaches him that “estates”, possessions, are all fleeting
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No one can truly connect, because whatever feelings
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course ENGL 103A taught by Professor Maslan during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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Emerson Notes 12-3 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Experience o Grief...

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