Transcendentalism and Nature

796 WordsMar 12, 20134 Pages
Transcendentalism Today Though there are many basic premises of transcendentalism, being close to nature seems to be the most practiced still today, yet people never notice the amount of influence of this particular principle. Everyone has a little transcendentalism in him or her, but even those people are wondering how that is even possible. Look at the movies children watch, songs people listen to, and stories that are read. Transcendentalists are so much more influential than they ever could have thought possible. “Nature is a setting that fits equally well a comic or a mourning piece” (Emerson 1). These are the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson. His words can be found to be a perfect fit for one particular instance in the movie The Lion…show more content…
It is also clear to see how big of a part that nature plays in the lives of others. From movies, to songs, literature, and more, nature from transcendentalism is everywhere. Whether the situation is a lion on the hunt, a boy and his cub on a mission, or a blind adult, transcendentalism is always going to be around. Nature is the beauty of life, so why not learn from it? “The kingdom of man over nature, which cometh not with observation, -- a dominion such as now is beyond his dream of God, -- he shall enter without more wonder than the blind man feels who is gradually restored to perfect sight” (Emerson, 2). Works Cited Page "Blog Archives - Buffy - My Life As A Dog." “The Soul Meets Nature.” 2012. Web. 12 Nov 2012. . Emerson, Ralph W.. "Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson." Oregon State University. Web. 12 Nov 2012. .
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