Ralph Waldo Emerson Influences

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts. “When he was 8 years old, his father, who was a minister, died and left his family to face hard times.” according to my research. After the devastating loss, the family went through poverty, but that did not stop him from going to school. At 14 years of age, he got accepted into Harvard College, where he received one of the best educations. “When he was 17, he started keeping a journal and continued it for over half a century.” as mentioned in his biography. Many major experiences have influenced his writing. For instance, after his father’s death, Emerson fulfilled the expectations of his family by being ordained as a minister, but later resigned his position due to the death of his wife,
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Over the year, critics became less harsh in judgment and made Emerson an outstanding philosopher. In contrast, the critics of the twentieth century argued that his poems were stylistically imperfect, which means they lacked good literary and artistic style, and had concerns of his writing. His writing impacted society and created the transcendental movement, making the people unite with God and the world. Overall, I feel that Ralph Waldo Emerson was an interesting writer and the way he had with words made him even more fascinating. Although, Before I learned about Emerson, my thoughts about him were quite negative. Since he was born in the 1800s I had a feeling he was going to be a boring author and have plain dull writing. However, after I researched Emerson, he was actually utterly captivating with his poems and writings. I actually agree with him and think he has a good point. In my opinion, nature has lost importance over the years and we are taking it for granted. Each one of us should get a closer and deeper relationship with God, Nature, and the universe. Let’s all unite and make a

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