Emerson Relationship With God Analysis

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Emerson expresses that God is found within nature and one 's relationship with nature correlates to one 's relationship with God. He believes God is within all things in the universe, creating the nature of good and evil along with other effects. God’s perfection allows mankind to progress into fulfillment once one makes that direct connection. Emerson reveals his thoughts on how to achieve the stability of the individual and society through “true religion”, which is only achievable without the impositions of a mediator between oneself and God. The connection one has with God allows the person to develop goodness through virtue. Emerson’s emphasizes on the relationship with God leads to the discussion of the importance of nature and Jesus. …show more content…
There are many topics in relation to religion that Emerson discusses in the speech, the main being: the rewarding outcome of a relationship with
God. He contrasts the different ways one can connect with God (inherited religion or personal religion). Personal religion is the best type of connection according to Emerson, because it allows the individual to grasp the universal absolutes and religious understanding. This reveals that Emerson thought a person would gain a better understanding of God alone, rather than by others. He repeats the importance of a relationship with God; the connection enables one to learn and grow an understanding of themselves, their religion and the world around them. Concluding that God gives the soul a goodness that allows people to be content and grow. In the address he says, “The
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Hawthorne used different characters and stories to reveal how he felt towards Puritanism. He disagreed with a lot of what Puritans thought and created characters in his stories that didn’t follow the norms of the society. He would have discouraged James from attempting to fit in with society, because he thought society was somewhat evil. Hawthorne would have warned Gatz that people can’t be trusted and society was full of people who were superficial and judgmental. In “The Minister’s Black Veil” he wrote, “Have men avoided me, and women shown no pity, and children screamed and fled, only for my black veil?” (Hawthorne

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