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    Thoreau Individualism

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    of handling situations. To others, it is just a way of expressing how they feel about decisions the government make and it makes them feel as though they have a voice in how the decisions are mad. In the essay, “Civil Disobedience,” by Henry David Thoreau, there are several connections made to how the people should react to the government “controlling” them and what should be done about it. “Civil Disobedience” also makes connections to the article, Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Legalized

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    Emerson and Thoreau

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    and Henry David Thoreau whole-heartedly embraced these principles. In their essays “Self-Reliance” and “Civil Disobedience”, Emerson and Thoreau, respectively, argue for individuality and personal expression in different manners. In “Self-Reliance”, Emerson calls for individuals to speak their minds and resist societal conformity, while in “Civil Disobedience” Thoreau urged Americans to publicly state their opinions in order to improve their own government. Both Thoreau and Emerson

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    must be slaves” is a political statement that never lost its topicality during the Romantic era. Thoreau served as an important contributor to the philosophical and American literary movement known as New England Transcendentalism. Nature and the conduct of life are two central themes that are often weaved together in his essays and books that were published in the Romantic era of literature. Thoreau brought these two themes together to write on how people ought to live a simplistic life through

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    Thoreau and Emerson

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    Title: Thoreau and Emerson In today’s society each individual has the ability to thinks for themselves, but the inception of different ideas and thoughts has led to a population that’s dominated by the majority . We live in a society where a media, television and internet are the sources of manipulating a person’s mind. It also creates their mindset to determine how one think about themselves or and different view point on topic. In this particular essay I am going to be talking about two main

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    a philosophical movement that arose the ideas of understanding life in the simplest of terms. From Thoreau to Emerson, they expressed the ideas of nonconforming from society in order to live in simplicity. Although transcendentalist ideas tend to come and go, society alters the appeal as the influence of transcendentalism occurs in many forms today. Living life in simplicity is a trend set by Thoreau as he goes to the woods to be free from society’s expectations. He desires for everyone to stop living

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    Sigourney and Thoreau The authors Lydia Huntley Sigourney, and Henry David Thoreau, both demonstrate similarities and differences in their works. While comparing both essays, it is evident that both authors share similar views on environmental issues, and at the same time demonstrate great emotional journeys in their works. The extraordinary beauty of nature appears frequently in both pieces. Both authors focus their personal experiences, however, within different subject matters. The way in which

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    tried my hardest to follow. The words were taken from Thoreau’s quote, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.';      Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau changed our lives. How? Well, the answer is not so simple as the statement. To understand fully how they affected our lives, we have to understand the philosophy of Emerson and Thoreau, and the relationship between the two. So let’s

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    first, and subjects afterward.” – (Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience). In Thoreau’s essay, Civil Disobedience, he is making an argument for why people should fight against unjust laws. More specifically, laws that individuals feel are unjust against their own morals and independence. Thoreau also alludes to the idea that if a person does not think for themselves, then they should just allow the government to take over completely. I believe that Thoreau presents an effective argument for civil disobedience

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    argument convincing? Thoreau’s speech effective because throughout the essay Thoreau uses literary technique and Rhetoric devices to convey messages to his audience. In particularly he includes William Paley thoughts on government to prove his points: therefore Thoreau uses ethos in his essay reveals some sort of authority. On the other hand, he uses literary devices such as irony because Thoreau mentions that government governs least is the best government however later in the paragraph

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    nineteenth century writers or philosophers, other than Henry David Thoreau. Both of these philosophers were born in the early nineteenth century in Massachusetts. Emerson was born in Boston and Thoreau in Concord. Both attended college at Harvard. They respectively dedicated both of their careers to pursue Transcendentalism philosophy. They have parallel beliefs about nature and the simplicity of material goods and spirituality. Thoreau was an easier read for sure, however, my love of Emerson’s poetic

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