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Louisa May Alcott: Daughter, Author, and Transcendentalist

- While Louisa May Alcott is most often identified as an author, she also was a dedicated daughter and sister, a Transcendentalist, and an inspiration. Part of the reason that Louisa May Alcott stands out is because of her interesting family, career, and medical history. Born on November 29, 1832 to Bronson Alcott and Abigail May in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott was brought up in an unconventional home. For most of her life, Alcott resided in Boston, Concord, and Harvard, Massachusetts....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Transcendentalist, ]

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Bono: A Modern Day Transcendentalist

- In the 1830s the Transcendental movement sprouted. Through the movement founded by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the idea emerged that there is an inherent goodness in all of us. We learned that just because everyone else has a certain philosophy, it does not mean you are required to think that way. Transcendentalism revolved around the themes of religion, politics, the environment and intuition. Even though the transcendental movement ended more than a century and a half ago, its ideals thrive within modern day society....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, transcendentalism]

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Transcendentalist Movement : Ralph Waldo Emerson

- Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American lecturer, poet, and essayist who lead the Transcendentalist movement around the mid-19th century and changed the social values around him. Emerson wrote many essays about the value of individually and believed that thinking for one’s self and trusting originals ideas, and help reach inclusive truth that will benefit the society as a whole. Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 25, 1803. His father, William Emerson who was the pastor in church and his mother, Ruth Haskins....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism, Concord]

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Ralph Waldo Emerson And The Transcendentalist Movement

- Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, poet, and philosopher during the 1800s. Many people know about him today because he wrote many famous essays, including his most famous, “Self-Reliance.” He was important because he was one of the major figures in the transcendentalist movement. Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 to William and Ruth Emerson. His father was a minister in the Congregational church, like his father and many ancestors before him....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism, Concord]

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The Five I's of of Transcendentalism in the Modern Day

- According to the New York Times, teenagers listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music in a singular day. The messages coming through in each song may vary between drug/alcohol reference or transcendentalism. No matter where there is music, there is a lesson to be learned through ideas that Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau created. Though transcendentalism is a relatively foreign word to most, it can be defined by using five i's: individualism, inspiration, intuition, idealism and imagination which are displayed on all platforms of music today....   [tags: Transcendentalist Essays]

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The Transcendentalist Movement : An American Literary, Political, And Philosophical Movement

- As Steve Jobs once said, ?Your time is limited, so don?t waste it living someone else?s.. This quote1 is an accurate representation of one of the main ideas of the Transcendentalist movement, which is individuality. Although the Transcendentalist movement originated in the 1830?s, its effects can still be seen in many aspects of culture and society today. The Transcendentalists caused a revival in American culture because they established that imagination is better than reason, independence is better than dependence, and creativity is better than theory....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism, Concord]

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Transcendentalism and a Celebrity Transcendentalist: Leonardo DiCaprio

- ... He was the first American to purchase the new Fisker Karma hybrid luxury sports sedan. The Karma uses battery power. Diccaprio can easily afford any car if his dreams, but he chooses to drive a vehicle that is not going to hurt the environment. However, he does not stop there. In 2008, DiCaprio purchased one of the greenest condominiums in New York City. This condo is a LEED Gold Rated building, it includes low emission paints, locally sourced, renewable materials, 24-hour filtered air system and it's own water treatment facility....   [tags: Nature, Individual, Philosophy]

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Chris McCandless is a True Transcendentalist

- "So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of SECURITY, CONFORMITY and CONSERVATISM, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind. But in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit of a man than a secure future...."(Krakauer, 58). To be a transcendentalist you have to be unsure, at all times. You have to completely trust your gut and believe that you know you are doing the right thing....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Chris McCandless is a Transcendentalist

- In the film Into the Wild directed by Sean Penn, viewers may have gathered enough evidence to back up their thoughts on Christopher McCandless being a transcendentalist or a non-transcendentalist. Chris portrayed the effort of being a transcendentalist just as Ralph Waldo Emerson and David Thoreau did. He abandoned his nice life to hitchhike all over North America and he was happy about it. McCandless unfortunately died in the wilderness of Alaska after he had eaten moldy seeds. Sooner or later, that mistake was enough to end his life....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Transcendentalist Didactism at Its Finest

- To those living in it, Antebellum society must have felt fundamentally unstable. Massive advances in technology had brought on market changes that not only caused urbanization of the once almost wholly-rural nation, but also created a volatile boom-and-bust economy that was constantly rocked by panics. In such a rapidly changing world, it is no wonder that authors like Henry David Thoreau, Lydia Marie Child, and Nathaniel Hawthorne used their literature to explore the challenges of Industrial life....   [tags: Thoreau's Walden]

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