With the creation of the Transcendental Club, its members, including Emerson, contributed to the development of the ideals. Prominent writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller made up the main faction of philosophers in the Club. Coincidentally, the participants of the Transcendental Club shared several similarities in regards to their background and work. Emerson critic, Alexander Kern, observed that most of the Transcendentalists studied ideology and inadvertently subsisted in the northeastern corner of the United States (3). With similar think patterns, the Transcendentalists with new ideas collectively brought exceptional changes in American literature. Before the movement, American literature contained materialistic and overdramatized sermons and prose, which spoke of damnation. The Transcendentalists introduced a phi...
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