Ralph H. Baer

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  • Green River Transcendentalism

    “Green River” by Creedence Clearwater Revival alludes to the reverence of nature included in Transcendentalism. The song mentions various outdoor activities that the singer enjoys, from skipping rocks to midnight walks, and the lyric “Let me remember things I love,” expresses the passion the author has for these nature-centered activities. This excitement about nature is discussed in Emerson’s “Nature”, in which he says “The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly…

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  • Thoreau's Obsession With Nature

    Henry David Thoreau is a writer that is obsessed with nature. To Thoreau nature is just more than trees, dirt, and animals. Nature is about the spiritual connection your soul can have. How nature makes you feel and forget about the realities of life is what's important to him. He begins his writing, Walking (1862), saying "I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil-To regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and…

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  • Rationalism: The Transcendentalism Era

    As an inspiration from Rationalism, Transcendentalism developed in the 1800s in an effort to change the minds of individuals. It was a philosophical movement that arose as a reaction to protest the general state of intellectualism and spirituality. Inheriting the goodness of people and nature and having faith that people are their best when truly self reliant. Transcendentalism emphasizes subjective intuition over objective empiricism. Although this era has come to an end, core beliefs of the…

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  • Thoreau's Analysis

    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”- Ralph Waldo Emerson. Like what Emerson said, as the world increasingly shifts toward mechanization and logic and away from religion and spirituality, there is an inevitable pressure for individuals to conform to what is accepted as “normal”. This pressure to be homogeneous continues the cycle of mechanization, making the world a difficult place to live in for those who lead a…

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  • Comfort Zone Definition

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." What Mr. Emerson means by this statement is that you must get outside of your comfort zone in order to grow as a person. It is my opinion that a person should go 'beyond what you have mastered' because it allows a person to learn new thoughts and ideas, grow as an individual, and experience new things. The first reason why it is important to step out of ones comfort…

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  • The Revenant The Road And Everest

    The Revenant, The Road, and Everest, are the three artifacts that will be analyzed in this essay. The filmmakers of these three films all seem to be forcing the audience to walk away at the end with a feeling that nature is a difficult force to overcome. By depicting nature as a proving ground for survival, we see how nature threatens to overcome human life. In attempt to try and survive, humans must adapt to and thoroughly understand their environment. These depictions connect to the…

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  • Walt Whitman Controversy

    The arts can serve as a microscopic picture into culture. This image is frozen in the time that it was done and should be critiqued from that standpoint. However, some writers seem to be before their times and their writing remains a touchstone throughout the ages. This is true, in America, perhaps none more so than for Walt Whitman. Whitman’s writing can be seen as a love affair with America, itself, as he celebrated its nature, mourned its losses and had a vision for the future. The love…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Ralph Waldo Emerson's Education

    Essayist, poet, and lecturer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, scrutinizes the educational system of the nineteenth century in his essay “Education”. Emerson’s purpose is to exploit the faults within the methods of teaching that were practiced and persuade educators to shift to the natural method. He adopts an academic, yet passionate tone in order to inspire teachers and parents to make the changes necessary to properly prepare students for the future. Emerson opens his essay by expressing that the key to…

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  • Plato And Emerson Self Reliance Analysis

    In Plato’s Apology and Emerson’s Self-Reliance, they both talk about the idea of becoming an independent thinker. Emerson claims that people should break away from the conventionality of society, and become independent people who trust themselves to get their power. In the Apology, Socrates claims that he would not have changed anything about the way he lived his life because he relied on himself and his daimon for his knowledge and understanding of the world. While I agree with Plato and…

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  • The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Young Usman Brown And Transcendentalism Essay

    century movement known as Transcendentalism in their works, The Fall of the House of Usher and Young Goodman Brown, respectively. Transcendentalism was a reaction to the focus on logic in the Enlightenment period of literature and centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson writings, which would be known as part of the Romanticism period. The movement was embodied by the optimistic belief that people and nature are good and with a focus on imagination and individuality. However, not all writers of the…

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