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  • Ralph waldo Emerson (1803-1882) “character is higher than intellect.....a great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think” self-reliance self-reliance self-reliance self-reliance self-reliance self-reliance
    • names- Yaritza Linares, Lauren Teperman, Octavio Montiel,
    • Jessica Castaneda, Carlos Cisneros, George
    hungaria.org/vadasz/ kossuth/emerson.html www.creationism.org/.../ TaylorIMMe05.htm
  • Emerson and the Transcendentalist
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the founders of the Transcendentalist movement.
    • http://www.picture-wisdom.com/Williams-C/Pictures/Ralph-Waldo-Emerson.jpg
    • Emerson embraced some priciples of Christianity, Eastern religions, and the English Romantics
    • Emerson is the center of the American transcendental movement; with his book “Nature” (1836)
  • Emersons Life
    • Emerson was born in 1803
    • His father came down from a line of church ministries
    • Emersons father was also a conservative unitarion pastor :
    • www.hno.harvard.edu/.../ 0304/02-emerson.htm
    • Emerson was the fourth child in a family of eight and brought up in a family atmosphere supportive of hard work, moral discipline, and wholesome self-sacrifice.
  • years ahead....
    • Emersons father died when Emerson was 8
    • His three brothers died
    • His first wife at died 20
    • and Emerson oldest son died at the age of 5
    • www.britannica.com/ EBchecked/topic-art/557024..
  • Education
    • Emmersons most powerfull influence was his puritanical aunt (mary moody mmerson)
    • Emmerson was an undergraduate at Harvard
    • His school was cut short due to vision problems
    • commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/File:Ralph_Waldo_E
  • Books and Speeches
    • In 1845 he lectured about ‘’the use of great men’’
    • In 1850 emmerson was giving 80 lectures a year.
    • In his 40 years of lecturing he gave 1500 speaches.
    • commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/File:Statue_of_Ral...
  • last days.....
    • Emerson inspired Henry Throw and Walt Whitman
    • He continued his speeches against slavery
    • In 1857 he wrote an essay on memory
    • His house burned down in 1872
    • Emerson died from pneumonia in 1882
    • .commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/File:Character_by_..
  • Works Cited
    • DeWitt, Philip Elmer. “Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Quotes.” www.quotationspage.co m . 22 Apr. 2009 < http://www.quotationspage.com//_Waldo_Emerson / >.
    • “ Ralph Waldo Emerson.” www.transcendentalists.com . 22 Apr. 2009 < http://www.transcendentalists.com/emerson.html >.
    • “ Ralph Waldo Emerson.” www.vcu.edu . American Transcentalism Web. 22 Apr. 2009 < http://www.vcu.edu///// >.
    • “ Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature.” www.vcu.edu . American Transcentalism Web. 21 Apr. 2009 < http://www.vcu.edu//////.html >.