A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Transcendentalism Project: October 14-15, 2008 October 14, 2008

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Monday, October 13, Blog Post 2: Responding to Emerson and from “Nature”

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Consider our reading of the excerpt of Nature this evening.    Consider these questions:

  • What ideas stood out to you in this reading?
  • What was the most important or significant passage of this text to you?  Why?  (Identify and include the text in your discussion).
  • In the past, human society was dependent on nature for survival, and nature played in an important role in all cultures.  Do you think human society has advanced or regressed by getting away from nature in modern times?  Why or why not?
 

Monday, October 13: Responding to Emerson and “Self-Reliance”

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How would you define the concept self-reliance?  What does it mean to be self-reliant?  Do you feel it is easy or difficult to be self-reliant in today’s society?  Why or why not?

Respond in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 sentences.

 

Getting Ready for Emerson and Self-Reliance April 1, 2008

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How would you define the concept self-reliance?  What does it mean to be self-reliant?  Do you feel it is easy or difficult to be self-reliant in today’s society?  Why or why not?

Respond in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 sentences.

 

October 9: Pre-Reading Blog for Self-Reliance by Emerson October 9, 2007

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How would you define the concept self-reliance?  What does it mean to be self-reliant?  Do you feel it is easy or difficult to be self-reliant in today’s society?  Why or why not?

Respond in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 sentences.

 

Responding to Emerson and “Nature”, October 9, 2007

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Look back over the notes I gave you on the beliefs that are illustrated in this excerpt from Nature.  Which ideas of Emerson’s do you agree with?  Which ideas do you disagree with?  Why?

Respond in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 sentences.