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  1. 1. 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 <ul><li>names- Yaritza Linares, Lauren Teperman, Octavio Montiel, </li></ul><ul><li>Jessica Castaneda, Carlos Cisneros, George </li></ul> kossuth/emerson.html TaylorIMMe05.htm
  2. 2. Emerson and the Transcendentalist <ul><li>Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the founders of the Transcendentalist movement. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Emerson embraced some priciples of Christianity, Eastern religions, and the English Romantics </li></ul><ul><li>Emerson is the center of the American transcendental movement; with his book “Nature” (1836) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Emersons Life <ul><li>Emerson was born in 1803 </li></ul><ul><li>His father came down from a line of church ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Emersons father was also a conservative unitarion pastor : </li></ul><ul><li> 0304/02-emerson.htm </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. years ahead.... <ul><li>Emersons father died when Emerson was 8 </li></ul><ul><li>His three brothers died </li></ul><ul><li>His first wife at died 20 </li></ul><ul><li>and Emerson oldest son died at the age of 5 </li></ul><ul><li> EBchecked/topic-art/557024.. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Education <ul><li>Emmersons most powerfull influence was his puritanical aunt (mary moody mmerson) </li></ul><ul><li>Emmerson was an undergraduate at Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>His school was cut short due to vision problems </li></ul><ul><li> wiki/File:Ralph_Waldo_E </li></ul>
  6. 6. Books and Speeches <ul><li>In 1845 he lectured about ‘’the use of great men’’ </li></ul><ul><li>In 1850 emmerson was giving 80 lectures a year. </li></ul><ul><li>In his 40 years of lecturing he gave 1500 speaches. </li></ul><ul><li> wiki/File:Statue_of_Ral... </li></ul>
  7. 7. last days..... <ul><li>Emerson inspired Henry Throw and Walt Whitman </li></ul><ul><li>He continued his speeches against slavery </li></ul><ul><li>In 1857 he wrote an essay on memory </li></ul><ul><li>His house burned down in 1872 </li></ul><ul><li>Emerson died from pneumonia in 1882 </li></ul><ul><li> wiki/File:Character_by_.. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>DeWitt, Philip Elmer. “Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Quotes.” m . 22 Apr. 2009 < / >. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ralph Waldo Emerson.” . 22 Apr. 2009 < >. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ralph Waldo Emerson.” . American Transcentalism Web. 22 Apr. 2009 < >. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature.” . American Transcentalism Web. 21 Apr. 2009 < >. </li></ul>