Who are the transcendentalists that they are all

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b. Who are the Transcendentalists? That they are all enveloped in this movement of American Romanticism, builds from European Romanticism. Period, the period, American identity is claimed in arts, literature, philosophy. James Fenmore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickenson(wrote poetry for her own interest), all came from this period. i. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) -- “Self-Reliance” Trust thyself, every heart vibrates to that iron stream” One strummed all vibrate. Who say be a man, is a nonconformist” Second to last paragraph on page 137: conform to society lose identity for security, making sure everyone has enough. Celebrates how things are the way they have been always. Stifles creativity. Think for yourself. Don’t go with the flow! Do what you believe is good. Find what is inward. Is what you are doing, well in your own thoughts? “Your goodness must have some edge to it”- does the right thing, doing what truly good, not necessarily something that will be well received by your peers. Be prepared to be argued with about your goodness. Be a good person, doesn’t mean you have to be a nice guy. Maintain that sense of what is good in the universe when you are a midst a crowd, that is where goodness lies. “Forced to smile quote” Top of 140, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin(mythological creature) of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines” (140) Reasonable routines, he is concerned with is doing the same thing over and over again without thinking. Mindless routine is the kinda of thing, “hobgoblin of little minds” keeps us from getting deeper, and it is loved, adored by certain people. Statesmen-politicians. Divines- Church leaders. Philosophers-college professors. Easier to manipulate and control you.
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