Relationship between Man and Nature in Emerson and Thoreau

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Both Emerson and Thoreau are very deep writers or key authors who use mostly complaining in their writings but for the good cause which are relevant to the world. They were part of the same philosophical movement called the Transcendentalists who did much to create and sustain the Transcendentalist movement. The themes of optimism in their work were that both of them had tremendous optimism in the human spirit which helps man to reconnect with nature to gain a simpler understanding of life. The relationship and differences between man and nature in American Scholar and Walden are argued by Emerson stating that nature manipulate the human mind whereas Thoreau says that nature teaches human. According to Emerson, the nature manipulates the human mind. In ‘The American Scholar’, Emerson stated that the nature has the power to capture the mind of the human as the poet, artist, as it offer a unified vision and inspired the man towards his work for such as the poet, artist musician, architect, and so on. And it conveys a sense of well-being and of communion with the universe by its natural beauty. Emerson further states that “The nature and the spiritual element in man works together to provide human a noble character and behavior of moral and heroic human deeds. There is a particular resemblance between the processes of nature and the capabilities of man. Nature gives a right quality and impressive backgrounds against man’s higher deeds are dramatically
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