Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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  • The Role Of Transcendentalism In Emily Dickinson's Poetry

    down the street with her family when in her twenties.”(Powers) It is thanks to this fact that Bronte, to a degree, carried Dickinson’s vision. Also, the fact that they were born into families with background in literature and both had siblings who were interested in writing helps strengthen their link. Bronte helped Dickinson realized that she was “a sensitive, intellectual girl holding to her convictions and triumphin” and “dimly aware that she possessed unusual abilities.” (Powers) It is certain that as a result of reading Bronte’s works, Dickinson raised her awareness and consciousness, and such reason helped shape Dickinson’s thoughts and beliefs. Emily Dickinson was influenced by Bronte so much that in Dickinson’s funeral “Thomas Wentworth Higginson read Emily Brontë’s poem ‘No coward soul is mine’, at Dickinson’s funeral, it being one of her favourite poems.” (Powers) Having composed as many as 1800 poems, Emily Dickinson is without a doubt one of the most influential and important poet in the history. Her poems cover a wide range of topic, from religious topic like God, Christianity,… to related topics like pain, death…The fact that she was isolated from society since youth, having little exposure to the outer world and obtaining information through relatives and books have helped shape her viewpoint. Even though she agrees with the existence of the Creator, Emily disapproves the idea that they are isolated and belongs to the “beyond” world. She, instead, believe that…

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  • The Ideas Of American Government In The 18th Century

    to rule them. There were several discussions on how America would be governed. Many people had different yet some similar ideas for America. Thomas Paine, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson all wrote their ideas on how America should set up their government. Some of these ideas were still used today but not used then. Thomas Paine stated his ideas for the government in his book, Common Sense, which was written in 1776. Paine stated that America should…

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  • Frederick Douglass And Christianity Analysis

    Frederick Douglass had strong views on Christianity. Frederick spoke about many slaveholders who were religious and used it to be barbaric. Captain Thomas Auld, one of Douglass’s masters, attended a church in Maryland and became a “pious” man, who used his new religion, Christianity, to be even more vicious and brutal towards his slaves. He believed that if a slave master was a man of Christianity he was automatically more full of hate towards slaves than a non-religious slaveholder. “...I,…

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  • The Pessimistic View Of Human Nature In John Milton's Paradise Lost

    Thomas Hobbes continued this pessimistic viewpoint of human nature during the 1700s. Hobbes deeply believed that humans, stripped down to their basic form of nature, are naturally violent and brutish due to three causes: competition, diffidence, and glory. He writes in his book, Leviathan, that in order to subdue this innate nature, there must be some sort of authority figure, or leviathan, willing to enforce the laws that will protect the people. The primary way of achieving this goal is…

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  • The Presidency Of George Washington Summary

    Book Review The book “The Presidency of George Washington” by Forest McDonald mostly concentrates on presidential organizations. It talks about how the presidency of George Washington was one of the most significant events in the history of the United States of America. Also, it discusses social factions, national opinionated politics, war debt, and the regulation of the state and federal governments. McDonald, proclaims that, the office of president may have not existed today if not for…

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  • Complications Of Socrates In Plato's Euthyphro Dilemma

    Socrates asked, “is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” or in other words, “Are morally good acts willed by God because they are morally good, or are they morally good because they are willed by God?” (Philosophy of Religion The Origin of the Euthyphro Dilemma). The Divine Command theorist faces problems that will not allow them to be able to answer the Euthyphro dilemma. Either way, out of both the branches that the Divine Command…

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  • Freedom In 'History Of The Indies' By Bartolome De Las Casas

    History seem to continue, but we are still the ignorant American. We are said to be a nation of change but we continue the same pattern of hatred for minorities. Freedom can range from physical to mental. Spanish took away Indians freedom to practice their religion and share their culture with upcoming generation. Blacks were expected to live in countries and celebrate their day of independence, when they were being robbed from natural right. Women were bond to man being the wage earners, and…

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche And Thomas Hobbes: What It Means To Be Human

    There are many competing notions regarding what it means to be human. As humans, we strive to get the most of this life, thus to live “the good life”. The question arises, what type of life brings us the greatest meaning? Many philosophers and thinkers have tried to answer this, and have composed strikingly different conceptions. Some of the most notable thinkers are Friedrich Nietzsche and Thomas Hobbes. Both try to provide the most accurate representation of the human being. Through…

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  • Romanticism In Miss Brill

    To what extent are modernist works more interested in the inner world of the imagination and subjective perception than the outer world of social life? Discuss with reference to two texts. The works of ‘Miss Brill’ by Katherine Mansfield (1920) and Tonio Kroger by Thomas Mann (1903) include fundamental modernist characteristics, such as a fragmented structure, free indirect discourse and an epiphany. These literary techniques help shape the struggle both authors present between the inner world…

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  • How Did Flappers Changed Society

    Known for its fast paced lifestyle, experimentation, and break in traditions, the ‘Roaring Twenties’ produced ideals and technology that changed America forever. One of the many prominent features of the early 20th century was the emergence of the “flapper,” women who deviated from the traditional Victorian female standards at the time. These women often bobbed their hair, wore short dresses and skirts, and took on many characteristics that had only been deemed appropriate for men. The…

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