Research Paper On Henry David Thoreau Transcendentalism

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Thoreau and His Transcendentalists Beliefs The Romanticism period was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century. “The transcendentalist period was of an intellectual movement that emphasized the dignity of a person, and would advocate a simple mindful life”(page 369 American Literature).One of the most recognized transcendentalist was Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau created essay that provide a perfect portrayed of the transcendentalist movement.His essays “ Walden” and “ Civil Disobedience” were two of his most famous essays. This essays are enriched with transcendentalist tenants that can be apply in today's society. “ David Henry Thoreau was born in July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts”( Thoreau was a transcendentalist who wrote essays like “ Walden”, and “ Civil Disobedience”. Thoreau like other transcendentalist felt “ a need to affirm his unity with Nature”( page 380 American Literature). David Thoreau’s writing is noteworthy because his writing remains relevant over time.…show more content…
In this essay Thoreau portrays himself as a self-relied men.He wrote “my head is my hands and feet”(“Walden” 99). By writing this Thoreau showed his audience that he followed his own intuition to find the right path.Thoreau always seeked for a “unity with Nature”, and he truly expressed his need through this essay(380 Literature book) . He conveyed his feelings by that he felt “ a strange liberty in Nature”, and that he felt as “part of nature herself”(“Walden” 106-107). Thoreau portrayed himself as part of nature and since nature is Divine,and he is part of nature, he is also Divine. Thoreau portrayed the transcendentalist writing to perfection in this

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