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    Transcendentalism was an era of Philosophical and religious and literary movement in the nineteenth century in England. The transcendentalism theme was started back in the nineteenth century an still carrys into todays every day life in books,songs and movies.One of the transcendentalist themes that they focused on was individuality.This theme focuses on being yourself and being confident in yourself.Some of the people still using the this transcendentalism theme are Caskey with the song “Tats

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    Transcendence “My time in the woods is time spent with a tutor on how to live” (Chris Matakas; My Mastery). Transcendentalism is defined as the idea that someone can isolate themselves from the world in nature in order to grow as a person and develop a sound mind. There are two very famous transcendentalists who are known for their works on and lifestyle of transcendentalism. They are Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. There are quite a few similarities between the two in several

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    means that you need to stop holding what you are holding back from saying and just say what you want to say. Theses song help represent that. The first song is "Don't Kick The Chair" by Dia Frampton ft. Kid Cudi. It is a very good example of the transcendentalism because it promotes the belief that you can't let pressure from everyone around you break you down or change you, as stated in the chorus with the lines "Have you ever felt like everybody’s watching waiting for you to lose have you ever felt

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    Echoing Transcendentalism Can you achieve a flowing, harmonious life without disconnecting each day’s thoughts and therefore allowing possible contradiction? Whitman and Emerson would answer no to this oxymoron type question. Both men wrote of transcendentalism, and believed that by allowing yourself to contradict with your past thoughts you will be able to grow as a man. In Emerson’s Self Reliance he explains how a man can achieve greatness by allowing contradiction within himself. His central

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    The most influential writers of the 1820’s-30’s such as Thoreau, Whitman, and Emerson were transcendentalists who believed in the strong opposition of an imperfect government and called for a deep connection to nature and to ourselves. These authors’ works are analysed nationwide in high schools and colleges. Evidently, the transcendentalists writers would be appalled by modern society and equally disgusted by how they are being frequently taught in schools. Modern society today is rarely in touch

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    "divine universe".' The world is a temple whose walls are covered with emblems' (Emerson) " Transcendentalism is an American literary, political, and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century, centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson. Other important transcendentalists were Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Amos Bronson Alcott, Frederic Henry Hedge, and Theodore Parker." Transcendentalism appeared as a response against Unitarianism which is based on the theory that God is only one

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    that emphasize nature. Additionally, the Romantics concentrate on intuition, emotion, and imagination. Finally, the Romantics display transcendentalism; a religious and philosophical movement. The three beliefs that form American Romanticism are the value of nature over city life, the concentration of intuition, emotion, and imagination and the belief of transcendentalism. One belief that makes up Romanticism was that they valued nature over city life. The Romantics valued nature because of how pure

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    Transcendentalism increased in popularity during the 19th century with the help of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Emerson and Thoreau had both grown up in Massachusetts which contributed to them having similar ideas on the individual's self. Another reason for their similarities in their ideas was that Emerson had been a role model for Thoreau growing up. Transcendentalism was more than a philosophical and social movement, but as well as a religion. Both Emerson and Thoreau described

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    In the 19th and 20th century transcendentalism was a new and exciting topic that caused tremendous controversy. In the novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless was a man with a very unique character. In more detailed words Chris McCandless was a transcendentalist. His actions and moods played a big part in his life, from beginning to end. He was a transcendentalist because of his self-reliance, confidence and non-conformity. Even some people thought that McCandless was mentally unstable

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    Transcendentalism, a philosophical and social movement, demonstrated how divinity spreads through all nature and humanity. One of the main ideals of transcendentalism, living simply and independently, define as the principle. In matters of financial and interpersonal relations, independence projects as more valuable than neediness. Henry david Thoreau elaborates on these transcendentalist ideals when he travels into the woods and writes an essay. In his essay Walden, Thoreau affirms the Transcendentalist

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    Transcendentalism is a philosophical and social movement that represents an idealistic thought system. That focused on the spirit and felt it’s more important than the mere matter of belief in a religion. But it’s a belief in a cosmic unity and in the ultimate connection between all living things to nature. therefore, two themes that are important to transcendentalism are spirituality and the love of nature; transcendentalism is important in my life because of the love for nature. However, I enjoy

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    Transcendentalism is a controversial movement that was a protest to intellectualism and spirituality at the time. These ideals were outlined in David Thoreau 's Walden, which described his journey living in the forest, and what he learned from it. He believed that people should remove themselves from society to further their “journey” to become a better person, and not be so reliant on society. Despite his interesting topic, the message that he is trying to convey is dangerous. I do not believe his

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    express their innermost thoughts of the individuality and distinctiveness of humans, which incorporates the Transcendentalist ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson, specifically in his essay, “Self Reliance”. American Romanticism and Transcendentalism

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    Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is defined as “a philosophy which says that thought and spiritual things are more real than ordinary human experience and material things”(Merriam-Webster). I personally believe that transcendentalism is a lifestyle that I would be willing to live. Transcendentalism illustrates the importance of individuality. The philosophy also embodies the importance of nature and the mind. In my personal opinion, transcendentalism is an ideal way to live. The idea of individuality

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    One can live their life however they would like to. The great thing about life is we all get to make our own decisions. People do not need others to help them decide who they are and what type of person they want to become. Letting people’s thoughts and actions take over one’s life will lead to an unfulfilled life with many challenges to overcome. In the 1925 historical drama novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main character Jay Gatsby, who lives in New York, decides to live the

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    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”- Henry David Thoreau. Transcendentalism is an American philosophy that revolves around self-reliance and independence, commonly in nature, a Transcendentalist wants to find the true meaning in life. I believe that Chris McCandless was a Transcendentalist because he was able to leave his

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    special since they work in such a judgemental and often negative industry. In some of their songs including “Who Are You”, they explore how being yourself is more important than following a crowd. Multiple of their songs include a concept called transcendentalism which is defined through the writings of Henry Thoreau and Ralph Emerson. One of Thoreau’s most amusing pieces of writing is “Civil Disobedience” where he discusses going against his government although not many others would do so. And Emerson’s

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    blunt critique of Puritan society but also something of a transcendentalist manifesto. An avid proponent of the American transcendentalist movement during the 1800’s, Hawthorne used his writing to disseminate this ideology to the general public. Transcendentalism was an artistic and philosophic ideology that placed emphasis on the individual and was critical of social conformity. As a result, transcendentalists denounced organized and institutionalized religion because they thought individuals ought to

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    Transcendentalism was a philosophical movement that occurred in America after the enlightenment and before the civil war. Transcendental authors espoused closeness with nature while at the same time nonconformity with mainstream society. Comparing and contrasting the bonds that these writers promoted by using details from several works of literature is intriguing. Transcendental authors like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau share their ideas towards nature. The works of literature from

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    There are many schools of thought that look for a connection between nature and God. One school that deals with this matter rather strongly is Transcendentalism. Transcendentalism was started by Ralph Waldo Emerson and later acquired Henry David Thoreau who helped contribute in writing and action to the transcendental movement. The theories put forth by this movement focused strongly on the individuality of the person, not conforming to government or organized religion, and, of course, the unity

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