Romanticism And Transcendentalism Similarities

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Transcendentalism is called the American Renaissance, it followed the first Industrial Revolution and had many great leaders that pioneered it. Transcendentalism and Romanticism are similar and share great leaders, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, but their ideals relate to man differently. Romanticism focuses on exploring the mortality and Transcendentalism focuses on exploring the spirit and individuality of man. The period of Transcendentalism grew during the 1800s and was led by people such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne primarily, though Hawthorne was very involved in Romanticism. Emerson was mentor to Thoreau and taught him about Transcendentalism and about the exploration of the individual. It was believed

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