Quotes: Emerson On Self Reliance

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Jennifer Caminero American Lit. 201, Fall 2014 Professor, December 15, 2014 Response to Quotes Quotes from significant and famous personalities and authorities are not just merely uttered strings of words. They are important and informative. Often they point at the aspects in the socio-cultural and political environment that they seek to redress, appraise or commend. Quotes are often meant to bring an insight on a specific issue. They may be inspirational at most times. This paper will analyze specific examples of quotes in terms of their significance and relationship to American Literature Tradition. Emerson on Self Reliance “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates into that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you. These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members” The poem suggest that as individuals we should listen to our heart and trust and accept ourselves. Often, there are inner voices which psychologists refer to as the conscience. The conscience is there to purposefully guide human minds. Before one decides to seek acceptance from others, there is need to consult the mind because it always has the best solutions to the problems we face. The voice from our mind, the conscience, is affected by our interaction in the society (Giles, p 99). Therefore, the quote advices individuals to limit what
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