Brook Farm Essays

  • The Utopian Experiment of Utopian Community Brook Farm

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    they choose. A place filled with intelligent people who have high morals. Brook Farm was created to unite human relationships together. To begin with, the Utopian Community Brook Farm, was one of the most famous experiments in the U.S. that lasted for five years. The Brook Farm Community was created to bring human relationships together. Brook Farm consisted of a schooling system and physical laboring.The idea of the farm was created for people to have individual freedom as well as having a civilized

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Transcendentalism

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    he was a resident at the experimental utopian community of Brook Farm, which

  • The Rise and Fall of Charles Fourier

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    A new craze swept France, as well as most of Europe, in the early nineteenth century. The oppressed society was exhausted from its continual battle against itself. The people sought change; they sought relief from the socio-economic labyrinth they had been spinning themselves dizzy in for their entire lives, and the lives of their fathers, and their fathers before them. Their minds wandered from the monotony of changing spools of thread in a textile mill or hauling buckets of water in that same mill

  • Essay on Earth's Holocaust and The Birthmark

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    have noted, his people are often ''saved'' through love for one other person. The heart is touched by love, bringing warmth, or ''reality." But the saved one does not then withdraw with his loved one in a society of the elect; he does not join a Brook Farm or a commune. He returns to the larger society, to what Lewis calls "the tribe." He is defective and incomplete-as it is defective and incomplete; he needs it as it needs him. Thus love unites Phoebe and Holgrave, but also serves the larger social

  • Biogram Of Nathaniel Hawthorn, How His Life Relates To Scarlet Letter

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    was a man’s responsibility to pursue the highest truth and possessed a strong moral sense. These aspects of Hawthorne’s philosophy are what drove him to write about and even become a part of an experiment in social reform, in a utopian colony at Brook Farm. He believed that the Puritans’ obsession with original sin and their ironhandedness undermined instead of reinforced virtue. As a technician, Hawthorne’s style in literature was abundantly allegorical, using the characters and plot to acquire a

  • Transcendentalism and Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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    Waldo Emerson, believed that human existence transcended the sensory realm, and rejected formalism in favor of individual responsibility. Hawthorne's fiancee Sophia Peabody drew him into "the newness," and in 1841 Hawthorne invested $1500 in the Brook Farm U... ... middle of paper ... ...ritan Catechism.”  ESQ  40  (1994):  67-88. Fogle, Richard Harter.  Hawthorne’s Fiction:  The Light and the Dark.  Norman:  U of Oklahoma P, 1952. Hale, John K.  “The Serpentine Staff in ‘Young Goodman Brown

  • The Fate of the True Woman in The Blithedale Romance

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    The Fate of the "True Woman" in The Blithedale Romance The female characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance, Zenobia and Priscilla, differ in their representations of womanhood. Zenobia begins as an independent character, whom later surrenders to Hollingsworth's control, whereas Priscilla is ever submissive to his desires. This determines how the male characters, Coverdale and Hollingsworth, view both women. Coverdale and Hollingsworth are first enamored by Zenobia's charm, but

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance In the penultimate chapter of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance, Coverdale offers a “moral” at the end of the narrative that specifically addresses Hollingsworth’s philanthropic and personal failures: "…admitting what is called philanthropy, when adopted as a profession, to be often useful by its energetic impulse to society at large, it is perilous to the individual whose ruling passion, in one exclusive channel, it thus becomes. It

  • Age Of Reform In America

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    community was called Brook Farm, and was established in 1841. Everyone in the community shared labor and leisure time equally. Ripley believed that leisure was the most important step to understanding yourself. The problem with Brook Farm was that the residents ended up believing in a form of communism, despite its objective of being a community where the individual would be able to become ‘whole’. A fire late in 1847 caused the community to disband and separate. Brook Farm is important because

  • Essay Comparing The Brook Farm And The Blithedale Romance

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    The Brook Farm as one of the founding fathers with the beliefs inspired by transcendentalists. Their goal was to establish utopian communal living. Not long after Nathaniel Hawthorne withdrew from the community, he began to write a fiction based on his experience at The Brook Farm. This book, The Blithedale Romance, was eventually published in 1851. In one of the letters to his friend, Curtis, Hawthorne suggested him “Do not read[The Blithedale Romance] as if it had anything to do with Brook Farm

  • Romantic Nature Setting

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    were endless green trees and pants all nestled together to make one beautiful piece of art. After a while, we reached a sparkling, clear brook. It was about twelve feet deep and nearly three feet deep. The path wound right along side the water. Down the brook a ways, we came to a deep water hole where the fish danced in the swirling current. I noticed the brook was beginning to flow a little faster now, and I could hear the steady, rushing noise of the water falling over the cliffs that lied ahead

  • Peter Brook

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    noted in many books that near the start of his career, Peter Brook was attracted to both plays and techniques that expressed human contradiction. He often wondered, though, whether there were any modern playwrights who could possibly equal the richness and complexity of Shakespearean verse, and often complained about the improbability of ever finding material to work on or to produce as stimulating as that of Shakespeare. When, in 1964, Brook received a play entitled The Persecution and Assassination

  • Jane Goodall Speaking Critique

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    might have considered lacking. Finally, I will devote a few words to my personal opinion of the effectiveness of Dr. Goodall’s presentation. Naturally, a speaker of Dr. Goodall’s prominence was expected to draw quite a crowd. She was speaking at the Brooks center, which, although large, was not expected to have the necessary capacity for all the people who wanted to attend the event. Clemson students got first chance at the tickets, and when the box office opened at 6:30, the line already extended half

  • Sexual Education for Children

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    explains that the “daddy puts his penis inside the… vagina” (Brooks, 28). Thus, the man is the active partner while the woman is passive. Brooks further emphasizes that the woman’s passive role exists in all areas of life when, at the end of Brooks’ story, the boy’s mother satisfies stereotypes of docile women by speaking “softly” (28). Many of these authors further perpetuate stereotypical gender roles in their stories. In his book, Brooks shows the mother wearing an apron (25). In her book Mommy

  • The Impact of The Simpsons on American Children

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    the country. It even developed a cult status. (Varhola, 1) Life in Hell drew the attention of James L. Brooks, producer of works such as Taxi, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Terms of Endearment. Brooks originally wanted Groening to make an animated pilot of Life in Hell. Groening chose not to do so in fear of loosing royalties from papers that printed the strip. Groening presented Brooks with an overweight, balding father, a mother with a blue beehive hairdo, and three obnoxious spiky haired

  • Comparing Philosophies in West-Running Brook and Meditation 17

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    Philosophies in West-Running Brook and Meditation 17 No matter the elaborate chicanery afforded its disclosure or evasion, the subject of death relentlessly permeates the minds of men. Death and its cyclical, definitive nature connects all humans to one another. Robert Frost in "West-Running Brook" and John Donne in "Meditation 17" provoke a universal reexamination of the relationship between life and death. While both authors metaphorically represent this relationship, the former assumes a

  • Intervention

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    Unlike a sitcom, this show dramatically grabs the “real life” emotions from the character involved and sinks their sorrows into anyone who watches. In episode Thirteen, Brooks, a teenager addicted to any and every drug, is followed around by a camera crew over a long period of time to document his addiction. In an average week, Brooks takes ecstasy, smokes more than one hundred and fifty joints, and snorts pills and cocaine in order to maintain balanced on this lopsided see-saw. The people behind the

  • The Decline of Emily in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

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    major political and cultural changes after the Civil War as it became less agrarian and more industrialized. The previously insatiable need for slave labor to run the South was eventually lessened by the use of machinery making it more profitable to farm without an enslaved human workforce (Engle). Thus the entire way of life for both black and white southerners changed. However, the change in cultural norms seemed to be a slow progression. Faulkner symbolized the decline of the old ways in “A Rose

  • A New Historical Reading of Billy Budd

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    lines is Brook Thomas's reading in Cross Examination of Law and Literature. As its name implies, New Historicism combines an analysis of literary works with whatever historical backdrop is deemed relevant or important to our understanding. The "new" in this historicism has to do, among other things, with the recognition that history (or reality) is itself a kind of construct (or fiction, if you will, in the sense of something made rather than merely stumbled upon by humanity). What Brook Thomas does

  • Descriptive Essay - The Meadow

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    contained many images of this special place.  Snow covered mountains extend high above the heavens; thus, setting the backdrop to the meadow.  Wildflowers speckled the base of the mountain becoming more abundant  near the babbling brook.  The brook ran through the midd...