Emerson and Transcendentalism
- What is
Transcendentalism?---What events in American history/ideas in American culture might have led to its development. cite any sources you consult to answer this question.
- According to Emerson, how does /should a person define his/her place in society?
Reading Emerson's "Self-Reliance"
- What are the main ideas in the essay (at least 3)
- What is the author's argument/intention in this essay?
- When was this piece written? Does this essay reveal anything about American culture (values, attitudes, behaviors) at the time it was written?
- Are the values, attitudes and behaviors of American culture the same today? (Don't just answer yes or no—be specific.)
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