Essays Tagged: "Transcendentalism"

Anyalization of Pearl from the "Scarlet Letter"

od in American literature wasNathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne wrote stories that opposed the ideas of Transcendentalism.Since he had ancestors of Puritan belief, Hawthorne wrote many stories about Purit ...

(5 pages) 138 0 3.4 Nov/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Usage of Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath

ter life. In order to achieve the affect he wanted, John Steinbeck used an array of symbolism, from transcendentalism, to foreshadowing, to biblical allusions.First, the main transcendentalist symboli ... my, on'y it ain't the same. I ain't so sure of a lot of things.' (28)" This is a blatant example of transcendentalism.Second, the elements of foreshadowing in The Grapes of Wrath are very prevalent. T ...

(1 pages) 74 1 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Transcendentalism, the Philosophy of the Mind

Transcendentalism is the view that the basic truth of theuniverse lies beyond the knowledge obtained ... n part of the universe dwells in God (Halverson 429).Theodore Parker was nicknamed the Savonarola oftranscendentalism, by Emerson, because he denied the necessity ofbiblical inspiration and miracles i ... t part of life. An anonymous pamphlet (manybelieve to be written by Charles Mayo Ellis), An Essay onTranscendentalism, says, 'Transcendentalism maintains that man hasideas that come not through the fi ...

(4 pages) 183 0 2.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Emily Dickinson's Female Transcendentalist Views

The early 19th century ideas of transcendentalism, which were introduced by Ralph Emerson and David Thoreau, where man as an individ ... ny of both" , he still focuses on a transcendentalist being in tune with nature. Emerson feels that transcendentalism must come from experience in the wilderness, and then through intellect.David Thor ... y". The woods is where the soul and nature combine to be one. Thoreau ideas were the foundations of transcendentalism, where Emerson, and any other transcendentalist built off. Thoreau's works were mo ...

(6 pages) 125 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy


Back in the 1800's, people trusted in their innersoul. it was called transcendentalism. People like Emerson and Thoreau were transcendentalism. They didn't think with th ... y will paint it violet. During that era, Romanticism was party of it too. Ideas of Romanticism with transcendentalism.In our everyday life, we use transcendentalism. We use our head to think and our h ... eed to speak, I need to be with someone, to listen music. I am afraid to be alone. I have a part of transcendentalism, I think we all do, even if we don't agree with it.Talking about Emerson, he had p ...

(2 pages) 99 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Transcendentalism at a Glance, The comparison between Ralph Waldo Emerson's writings, and a Cat Stevens song.

Transcendentalism beliefs quickly came into trend, but as fast as it became popular transcendentalis ... ned to the United States to spread the information that believers embraced. He wrote many essays on transcendentalism, which is the belief of being individual and not conforming to objects of splendor ... . Emerson's essay, "Self-Reliance" and Stevens's song "100 I Dream" share some of the same ideas of transcendentalism. They both contain the theory that evil is the absence of good, individualistic be ...

(3 pages) 70 1 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Transcend-Symbolists: A Joining of Two Philosophies

Henry David Thoreau, could be considered optimistic in their writing. The two most basic tenets of Transcendentalism (there were five all together) were that the individual is innately good and that ...

(5 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Transcendentalism, it's beliefs and history, including information on Thoreau and Emerson, including quotes

ing an Extra Large Super Banana Split all by yourself, mosh pits, relationships in high school, and transcendentalism. They all seem wonderful and will create excellent results; but once you try and p ... nment. They attempted to create utopias, where all was at peace. Now, the more I have learned about transcendentalism, the more I want to follow in their footsteps. It's then that reality kicks in, an ...

(2 pages) 114 0 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

This describes the use of symbolism and transcendentalism through the book The Grapes of Wrath. It gives an overview of the term "transcendentalism" and how Jim Casy relates to it.

aracter of the preacher, Jim Casy. Casy not only is a Christ figure but also embodies the belief of Transcendentalism. These are supported by many examples throughout the story. Some of these examples ... forms his words into action.These words that Casy preaches toward the end of the story are those of Transcendentalism, a belief begun by several prominent American writers in the 19th Century. The Tra ...

(5 pages) 70 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Comparison between transcendentalism and romanticism. What are the differences between the two?

Transcendentalism and RomanticismThroughout time there have been many literary movements, many of wh ... Two of the more important literary movements of the late 18th century to the early 19th century are transcendentalism and romanticism.Transcendentalism was a literary movement in the first half of the ... on of well educated people who lived in the decades before the American Civil War. (Lewis, ?What is Transcendentalism?? ) Transcendentalists deliberately went about creating literature, essays, novels ...

(5 pages) 13771 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Transcendentalism was a movement in philosophy, literature, and religion that emerged and was popula ... rbanization and immigration all made the life in a city like Boston full of novelty and turbulence. Transcendentalism was a reaction to an impoverishment of religion and mechanization of consciousness ... ) they acknowledged the harmony with cosmic law. Old values and traditions would serve as a base to Transcendentalism, although a radical movement in itself.In the nineteenth century America plunged i ...

(13 pages) 300 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Transcendentalism as an important philosophical and literary movement.

Concepts of NatureTranscendentalism was an important philosophical and literary movement in New England from 1836 to 1 ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Emerson, Ralph Waldo.

r shaping the literary style and vision of the American Romantic Period. Nowadays, when we think of Transcendentalism we think immediately of Emerson. We think of Emerson because transcendental though ...

(7 pages) 99 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Hollywood Turns Transcendental .

Hollywood Turns TranscendentalTranscendentalism is a way of life. It is defined as "the transcending, or going beyond, empiricism, ... Hollywood blockbusters as The Dead Poets Society and Gandhi.In the 1989 Hollywood manifestation of transcendentalism, John Keating (Robin Williams) is an ambitious young private school teacher who ho ... e ideas glow. It is proven through blockbuster films such as The Dead Poets Society and Gandhi that transcendentalism has not died simply because its communicators have. Transcendentalism and all its ...

(4 pages) 35 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

This is a report written about Transcendentlaism and how it used in society today.

TranscendentalismWhat would Henry David Thoreau, a transcendentalist in the 19th century, think if h ... ll for us) This technological advancement however has made it difficult for people to even consider transcendentalism. How many people do you know that will never leave their house with their cell pho ...

(3 pages) 42 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

My understanding of Emersion and Confusious .And the differences between them.

The influence of Confucianism to transcendentalismnanshifengAbstractFind out the similarities between Transcendentalism and Co ... ises for Confucius, even compared him with Socraters and Christ Jesus.() The Agreements between Transcendentalism and ConfucianismEmerson knows much about the philosophy of ancient China as wel ... torical periods of tow totally different societies. The Confucianism is used by the governors , the Transcendentalism also produce effects in the American literature history. In spite of this, we stil ...

(52 pages) 112 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The nature in "Thanatopsis by William Bryant and the American Scholar by Ralph Waldo Emerson"

As a matter of fact is, in Thanatopsis by William Bryant it shows us as a Romanticism and Transcendentalism has a relationship or concerns with American style. Romanticism was a reaction aga ... parallel to growing sense of nationalism.In American Romanticism was yielding to philosophy of Transcendentalism, which like the earlier movement, upheld the goodness of humanity, the glories of ...

(4 pages) 78 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Transcendendalist theories and beliefs, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau, transcendentalism today

rson had the less they had to worry about. He developed a new and creative way of philosophy titled transcendentalism. Transcendentalism dealt with finding joy in nature, simplicity, and individualism ... n path. To not follow in the footsteps of others, there's no fun in doing what everybody else does. Transcendentalism urges people to take their destiny by the hand and follow it wherever it should le ...

(2 pages) 102 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays


This essay will be focused on the main concepts and their applications to present life of Transcendentalism, an influential movement of the XIX century, represented mainly by Ralph Waldo Eme ... f the XIX century, represented mainly by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.As a movement, Transcendentalism was essentially based on the neo Platonists ideas, the eastern mystical beliefs an ...

(8 pages) 128 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Analysis of whether or not Transcendentalism is relevant to modern-day society.

Some aspects of Transcendentalism can be applied in today's society, while others have lost their relevance due to t ... rawl and the laws which are in place to protect the wilderness.As I examined the multiple points of Transcendentalism, I found that even in Thoreau's time, it would be possible for someone to practice ... nd that even in Thoreau's time, it would be possible for someone to practice some of the aspects of Transcendentalism, while putting other aspects into practice would be nearly impossible. I think liv ...

(2 pages) 58 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy