American Romanticism Essay

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American Romanticism “The Minister’s Black Veil “Beloved and respected as you are, there may be whispers, that you hide your face under the consciousness of secret sin. “The Devil and Tom Walker” Old Scratch offers Tom Walker great sums of money in exchange for "certain conditions." “Thanatopsis” “think of death like a happy, dream-filled sleep” Walden "If we live in the nineteenth century, why should we not enjoy the advantages which the nineteenth century offers? Why should our life be in any respect Provincial?” Body Paragraph For my romanticism project I have chosen four traits they are judgement , selfishness , nature, adventurous. In the book ministers black veil I think its about a priest who decides to show his sins by wearing a black veil over his head to see if everyone would judge him even though he knows most of the people their have sinned. I think this quotes supports what I think it’s about. “Beloved and respected as you are, there may be whispers, that you hide your face under the consciousness of secret sin. The next trait I have chosen is selfishness for the short story “the devil and tom walker” I chose this trait because in this short story there is a guy named tom walker and he is walking through the forest and he runs into a lumberjack which is the devil and the devil says this which is my quote from the book. “Old Scratch offers Tom Walker great sums of money in exchange for "certain conditions." Which to me is selfishness because he takes the money in exchange for his soul. My next trait is nature for the poem thanatopsis it starts by talking about nature's ability to make us feel better. The speaker tells us that nature can make pain less painful. It can even lighten our dark thoughts about death. He tells us that, when we start to worry about death. That voice reminds us

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