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  • Comparing Thoreau And Transcendentalism

    When Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution, he noted that a species’ traits changed when they inhabited different environments. Similar to Darwin’s ideas, American values varied in accordance to one’s circumstances. In the early 1630s, a religious group known as the Puritans fled from England to escape persecution. Their leader, John Winthrop, delivered a sermon known as “A Model of Christian Charity” upon the arrival of their new home, America. It listed out future actions the…

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  • Where I Lived And What I Lived For By Henry David Thoreau

    Living Without Superficial Needs and Fear Reading Where I Lived and What I Lived For, there are multiple noticeable themes throughout the story. The first theme found was, “to live deliberately, man must live without superficial needs.” (Thoreau 1) Another theme found in the story was, to live sturdily, man must take his time and think, to live without fear. This report will cover the changes throughout the story between the two themes. The first paragraph of Where I Lived and What I Lived For…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Quit India Speech By Gandhi

    CONTEXT- All-India Congress had just ratified the Quit India resolution, India was at a tipping point in terms of freedom from British imperialism, the time was optimal for mobilizing public opinion in favor of freedom. AUDIENCE-Gandhi’s speech, “Quit India”, given on August 1942 in Bombay was geared towards an Indian population, oppressed by British rule (Manas). Gandhi spoke to all social groups in India in this speech, however he selectively addressed the Muslims and Hindus. In fact, a…

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  • Essay On Transcendentalism In Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poets Society and “Self-Reliance” are two incredibly comparable pieces that express the transcendentalist ideas which begin during the 1830-40s. They both contain a plethora of common beliefs, most notably, non-conformity, carpe diem, and self-exploration. Each of the pieces, “Self-Reliance” and Dead Poets Society, obtain multiple meaningful messages that allow the reader to learn important life lessons. Peter Weir, the director of Dead Poets Society, enforces the idea of individuality,…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Battle Of Hoxington And Concord

    Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War Jalen Perez-Aguilar Mountain View High School Abstract The battles of Lexington and concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Many events lead the defeat and the close victory at Concord. Paul Revere took a Midnight ride with 3 men he got captured, but William Dawes escaped to Lexington and warned Samuel Adams and John Hancock. The Patriots retreated at Lexington, but they formed a trap at concord and the road leading to concord.…

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  • Of Individualism In Henry David Krakauer's Into The Wild By Chris Mccandless

    Henry David Thoreau once said, “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” McCandless easily relates to this as he went on an adventure with a hunger he had no means of fulfilling. Within a sea of naturalist and, opposing, transcendental texts, his ideology was not clearly defined even to himself. In the burrows of Mt. McKinley, Chris McCandless died of starvation in 1992. Many esteem his ideals, but controversy remains on whether his death was…

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  • Analysis Of Into The Wild By Christopher Krakauer

    “I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the change to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt myself a superabundance of energy which not outlet in our quite life.” Self–Sufficiency from a man who left everything to find the superabundance that nature give him is one of the concepts express by Krakauer in his book “Into the Wild.” For instance, Krakauer’s purpose in describing Christopher McCandless is to show how McCandless disconnection with…

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  • Transcendentalism In Emily Dickinson's The New Immorality

    Transcendentalism as a way of life has been studied by many scholars, throughout time. Transcendentalists, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, believed that by simplifying their way of living they could surpass their human emotions in order to separate themselves from the negative characteristics of society. These Transcendentalists believed that living in society left them vulnerable to the negative effects of human emotions and desires. Transcendentalism is not an…

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  • Cynical Criticism In Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

    Throughout history, there have been individuals and forms of government lacking a moral conscience, and this will most likely continue to occur. Many argue that this is merely a facet of human nature - we, as human beings, are inherently greedy and corrupt. However, there are those who contrast sharply with this view, crying out against the wrongdoings of certain powers, pushing for change and reform. Henry David Thoreau is a prime example of these individuals. Using personification, forthright…

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  • Transcendentalism In Dead Poets Society

    As one of the most well-known movies in America, does Dead Poet’s Society promote the controversial ideas of transcendentalism? Furthermore, should Mr. Keating’s advice be followed? While some may say the movie demotes transcendentalism based off of the characters’ rather unfortunate endings, the ideals of the movie prove otherwise. The movie follows the story of Mr. Keating, a teacher who imbues private school students with transcendentalist values, and because he is the main protagonist, the…

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