The Transcendentalism Movement: Ralph Waldo Emerson And Henry David Thoreau

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The Transcendentalism movement was a time where people wanted to be free of rules out in nature and just be an individual. The two men who led this movement were, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. In today’s society Transcendentalism isn’t seen abundantly throughout the average city. Emerson and Thoreau did not like the government and wanted to be free of its laws and regulations, but they loved nature and individualism and they wanted everyone to be “one” with nature while being their true self. In modern society today that can be tough. If the two men lived in society today they would be appalled by the government and it regulations and how nature has become less of a priority, but they would be satisfied with the individualism
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