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Jonathan Silva ENG 231 Professor Sroka 11-25-2020 Individualism Looking at Walt Whitman, Emerson, and Thoreau, all had a similar ideal of what individualism but imagine it in their own way. In the eyes of the authors, individualism is about being about themselves as one’s soul being free and not held captive from anyone. Thoreau states "Man is his own star; and the soul that can, Render an honest and a perfect man,Commands all light, all influence, all fate” and Whitman “ I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume,For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”. Both authors believe that the souls belong to themselves and no one else, even in Thoreau claims that the government should not govern one’s soul. Yet they are some key differences that all the authors have between each meaning of individualism. Thoreau says this in the beginning of the passage “ That government is best

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