Ompare philosophies of America in Transcendentalists and the Dark Romantics
Compare Transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau to the Dark Romantics like Poe and Hawthorne. How do their philosophies of life differ? How do their philosophies of America differ?
For instance, Emerson and Thoreau are usually seen to be optimistic about human nature while Hawthorne and Poe are thought to be more pessimistic. However, how these men all felt about America might be a different story…
Special attention to the following requirements:
1 Answering the question.
2 Presentation and in-depth analysis of quoted material to make your case. This includes using the MLA style of documentation.
3 Anticipation of counter-arguments.
4 That your paper have a logical flow and structure.
5 Grammar, spelling, and appropriate word choice.
6 Using required stories and essays:
a) Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance and Spiritual Laws;
b) Henry David Thoreau Resistance to Civil Government and first two chapters of Walden, or Life in the Woods (Economy and Where I Lived);
c) Nathaniel Hawthorne My Kinsman, Major Molineux, Young Goodman Brown and The Birth Mark;
d) Edgar Allan Poe The Purloined Letter and The Tell-Tale Heart