Henry David Thoreau's Argument Analysis

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I agree with the basic philosophy of the Romantics and the Transcendentalists for the reason being, it is vital for an individual to discover their own righteous ethical principles and be ruled by them rather than invariably conform to contemporary standards, in order to deter tyrannical rule. As Ralph Waldo Emerson asserts in his essay Self-Reliance “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines ” (Source A), evident in the excerpt Emerson implies that “foolish” consistency deters positive progress, which is adored and beneficial predominantly by people in power, thus resulting in tyrannical rule. Hence, why I agree with the basic philosophy of the Romantics and transcendentalist, for the reason being it is vital for an individual to discover their own righteous…show more content…
Altogether, I agree with the basics philosophy of the Romantics and the Transcendentalists, which is elucidated by Emerson in Self-Reliance by his assertion that it’s crucial individuals should deter from conformity, and rather follow their own instincts and ideas, which is furthermore, strengthened by Thoreau in Civil Disobedience being he argues people should prioritize their conscience over conforming to contemporary standards, in order to deter tyrannical rule, to illustrate Alice Paul part of the National Women’s party chained herself to the white house, went on a hunger strike, thus not conforming to contemporary standards, following her principles in order to have a voice and obtain equal rights for
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