Walden Transcendentalism

Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson were two of the most important figures in the Transcendentalist movement. Transcendentalism was a philosophical and literary movement that emphasized the importance of intuition and self-reliance. Thoreau’s book Walden is considered one of the most important texts of the Transcendentalist movement. In it, he argues that people should … Read more

Comparison of Emerson and Hawthorne

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne were two of the most important writers of the nineteenth century. Both men had a profound influence on American literature, though they differed in many ways. This essay will compare and contrast the two authors’ views on individualism, nature, and religion. Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 in … Read more

Emerson And Hawthorne

In the time when Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne lived, there were great changes in society. The people of this time were highly religious and believed that a life full of good works was most important for a happy life after death. For example, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote about his beliefs saying “To be … Read more

John Winthrop Reflection

When enrolled in college, some classes are required, and this was one of them for me. I had already taken the first-year basic English classes, and as a sophomore, I needed to have higher-level credit. I will say that this class has been a challenge for me, but I am grateful for the way you … Read more