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Shaq vs. The Romantics: An Introduction to (Anti) Transcendentalism and The Scarlet Letter

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A fun twist on a very brief introduction to the Romantic Age, including Transcendentalism, and Hawthorne's role as an Anti-Transcendentalist.

A fun twist on a very brief introduction to the Romantic Age, including Transcendentalism, and Hawthorne's role as an Anti-Transcendentalist.

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  • 1. Shaq vs. The Romantics
  • 2. Introducing Shaquille O’Neal
    NBA Superstar
    Rapper
    Star of “Kazaam”
    TV phenomenon
  • 3. Introducing The Romantic Period(1850-1920)
    Emphasis:
    Philosophy
    Nature
    Elegant detail
    Freedom & Expression
    Contrast to “harsh” Colonial/Puritan eras
    Leaders:
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
  • 4. The Romantic Period Overview (1850-1920)
    Art
    Music
    Dance
    Paintings/Sculptures
    Literature
    Reflective
    Humanistic
    Philosophy
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Henry David Thoreau
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • 7. Dance Vote!
    Shaq & Sons?
    Fantasia’s Romantic Ostrich?
  • 8. The Romantic Period Authors & Artists (1850-1920)
    Emphasis
    Philosophy
    Nature
    Elegant detail
    Freedom
    Contrast to “harsh” Puritan & Reason eras
    Leaders
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Henry David Thoreau
    William Wordsworth
  • 9. Romantic Art
  • 10. ShaqArt
  • 11. Art Vote!
    Freestyle Shaq Rap?
    Mary Cassatt?
  • 12. Romantic Philosophy
    “For all men live by truth, and stand in need of expression. In love, in art, in avarice, in politics, in labor, in games, we study to utter our painful secret. The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression.
  • 13. The Philosopher
    Famous quotes from “Big Aristotle”
  • 14. Philosophy Vote!
    Shaqrates?
    Romantic Philosophers?
  • 15. Best overall?
  • 16. Transcendentalism
    WHAT
    Transcend: “To be or go beyond the range or limits”
    Philosophical and social movement
    Individual soul is the center (Individualism)
    Spirituality not religion
  • 17. Transcendentalism
    WHY
    Reaction to rationalism and rigidity
    Champion of reform (abolition, women’s rights)
    Alternative to growing American materialism
    WHERE
    Concord, MA & New England
    WHO
    Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, etc.
  • 18. Anti-Transcendentalism
    WHY
    Reaction to “excess” of expression, freedom
    Reaction to lack of “moral standard” (Unitarianism)
    WHERE
    Concord, MA & New England
    WHO
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 19.
  • 20. Weak