Romanticism Vs Transcendentalism

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Enlightening our minds, refreshing our souls, the transcendentalists of the 19th century preached their feelings of how society is, and what needs to be done to fix the corruptness of it. Their writings, known as American Romanticism, told how people need to be one with nature to have the fulfilling life in which we all desire, (with non-fulfilling lives the world would be a disaster). From Ralph Waldo Emerson’s piece, “Nature”: “To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society“ (page ). Emerson tells of how people need to get out of the house, the place they find comfort in the dumbness of their absent thought, so they can find the individual in them, that strives to express the way they feel about everything.
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