Transcendentalism : A New And Stimulating Sanctuary Within Nature

1284 Words Jan 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Throughout the years, Transcendentalism was represented through various sources which have all explored its positive effects which are derived from removing oneself from the harsh reality to experience a new and stimulating sanctuary within nature. Transcendentalism has been experienced by all humans at one point or another, the result all depends on whether or not this feeling is acted upon. Relying on oneself is also another method to appreciating the world around us because it allows our focus and trust to stay on ourselves rather than in others. Writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson focused their writing on Transcendentalism which demonstrates the philosophical movement that encourages looking to nature as a guide to show individuals how to enhance the quality of their lives.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts to Ruth Haskins and Rev. William Emerson. Emerson’s father passed away when he was eight which ultimately led to how his later life was constructed along with other tragic deaths. His education started at the age of nine and was attending Harvard by age fourteen. After the death of his two closest brothers, he met his wife, Elena Louisa Tucker, in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1829, his wife had died from tuberculosis. Elena’s death had impacted Emerson greatly, and he soon began to disagree with the motives of the government. Less than five years later, Emerson married to Lydia Jackson. Emerson and his new wife had four children…

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