The Transcendentalist Movement By Henry David Thoreau And Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Transcendentalist movement showed a lot of humans how to appreciate the world around them and be very symbiotic with the nature around them. Led by Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, texts and art forms displayed by the duo showed the world how to transcend past the norm of reality and exhibit characteristics not typically shown in a modern society. With this came forward the thoughts of Self-Reliance, the belief that you need no one, literally no one else to sustain economic, spiritual, mental and physical growth. Self-Reliance meaning you show capability in everything you do without imitation. When Emerson says “There is a time in every man’s education where he arrives at the conviction that. . . imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him . . .” he’s expanding on the idea that most men, women, humans all recognize imitation as bad in a very strong light, thus is why they put themselves through a period of only helping themselves. Self Reliance proved to be an integral element of the early Transcendentalist movement, but maintains a role in modern day society by remaining a pivotal factor in gun control. Gun Control isn’t a self-explanatory topic. There’s weird, thin lines crossed by even the smallest of alterations to existing policies so the moral of the law/bill/code of honor is that your gun should only be used in…

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