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<ul><li><p>Ralph Waldo EmersonBy NabiMariNat</p></li><li><p>Table of Context slide 3 . Ralph Waldo Emerson slide 9 . QUIZ: Ralph Waldo Emersonslide 14 . Self-Relianceslide 15 . QUIZ: Self-Relianceslide 19 . from Natureslide 21 . QUIZ: from Natureslide 28 . The Snowstormslide 30 . QUIZ: The Snowstorm</p></li><li><p>Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson never intended to be a world famous philosopher- instead, he published many of his works as simply giving out his ideals on different topics, (many including religion and nature), and came out to be one of the most original thinkers of his age.</p></li><li><p>Ralph Waldo EmersonEmerson found there to be value in the relationship between man and nature and the importance of spiritual and inner self rather than finding satisfaction through the material external self.Emerson became a major influence in the American Transcendentalist movement. </p></li><li><p>Ralph Waldo EmersonBorn on May 25 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson experienced a period of deaths concerning family members and loved ones.First, his household minister died right when he hit the age of eight. Earlier, though, his father died, leaving him to become very close to his mother, siblings, and Aunt Mary Moody, who had a great influence on him.</p></li><li><p>Ralph Waldo EmersonEmerson studied at Harvard College where he graduated in 1821. During his time at Harvard, Emerson produced many great works, including Thoughts on the Religion of the Middle Ages, which was actually his first work published in 1822. </p></li><li><p>Ralph Waldo EmersonEmerson married Ellen Louisa Trucker on September 30, 1829 whom died some years later from tuberculosis. Next he married Lydia Jackson, with whom he had four children.In 1832, Emerson sailed for Europe since he was having some trouble with his health and was advised to rest.</p></li><li><p>Ralph Waldo EmersonAfter visiting many countries, Emerson was inspired to write his first book titled Nature which included many of his most famous essays. While being out in New England, Emerson caught a cold which turned into pneumonia and was the cause of his death at the age of seventy eight.His wife died ten years later and is now resting besides him.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Ralph Waldo Emerson1) What type of movement did Emerson have a great influence about?</p><p>Answer: He influenced American Transcendentalists.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Ralph Waldo Emerson2) Was Emerson known more for his love of materialistic possessions or inner conformity and satisfaction?</p><p>Answer: Emerson was known for giving the importance of the "spiritual inner self" over the "material external self".</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Ralph Waldo Emerson3) Which college did Emerson graduate from and produce most of his works?</p><p>Answer: Harvard College</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Ralph Waldo Emerson4) What was the name of the first work Emerson published, and when was it published?</p><p>Answer: "Thoughts on the Religion of the Middle Ages" and it was published in 1822.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Ralph Waldo Emerson5) Which family member influenced Emerson the most as a kid?</p><p>Answer: Aunt Mary Moody had a great positive influence on Emerson after the death of his father and household owner.</p></li><li><p>Self-RelianceThis essay was written by Emerson. It is Emerson's stance of the individual, and the need to avoid conformity in our society. He preaches that man must rely on himself rather than copy somebody else, hence the name of the essay. </p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Self-Reliance1) "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide..." What is Emerson trying to convey about the individual?</p><p>Answer: Emerson states that one must show his or her unique talents rather than copy somebody else. By the will of God one must trust thyself.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Self-Reliance2) "Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members...The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion." What does Emerson refer to?</p><p>Answer: Emerson states that society itself likes the idea of conformity rather than the individual's own thoughts and ideas. Society is in opposition to self-reliance, the enemy of conformity.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Self-Reliance3) "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." What is the foolish consistency?</p><p>Answer: Here Emerson refers to the consistent thinking of men, the foolish consistency that prevents us from thinking differently or changing our opinions.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: Self-Reliance4) "To be great is to be misunderstood." Why is this so?</p><p>Answer: Emerson explains that all intelligent men such as Galileo, Pythagoras, etc. have all been misunderstood because they had different ideas, they were nonconformists, they wouldn't have been great thinkers without this. </p></li><li><p>from NatureNature is a book by Emerson that was written in the fashion of the transcendentalists writers, it is about nature and the spirituality of nature.The book is about how Emerson experiences nature and how he feels in tune with himself in the presence of nature.It is very much about the introspective of man when he is outdoors, in nature. </p></li><li><p>from NatureImagery: "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration." </p></li><li><p>QUIZ: from Nature1) "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile. What is Emerson trying to say about nature? </p></li><li><p>Answer: The stars symbolize the universal quality of nature and how we should appreciate nature, the stars in this case and use it as a rediscovering experience.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: from Nature2) "In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of his life, is always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth. What quality is Emerson referring to with this metaphor?</p></li><li><p>Answer: He makes reference to the renewing quality of nature and that one must see nature as a child does rather than manipulating it into something that is not, as an adult would do. </p></li><li><p>QUIZ: from Nature3) "Standing on the bare ground--my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space--all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball. I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal Being circulate though me; I am a part or particle of God." What does he mean with this metaphor? And the Universal Being? </p></li><li><p>Answer: Emerson refers to the feeling of oneself compared to the grandeur of nature, one can be lost in the midst of nature. The Universal Being refers to God and can refer to the transcendental quality of nature itself. </p></li><li><p>QUIZ: from Nature4) "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." What is Emerson referring to? </p><p>Answer: Emerson states that nature will be perceived by you and your feelings, if you are sad then nature is perceived as gloomy. Nature mirrors your spirit. This quote shows Emerson's romantic quality of writing about Nature. </p></li><li><p>The SnowstormIn the poem "The Snowstorm", Ralph Waldo Emerson describes how a snowstorm can change the way we look at things and how nature can make something beautiful out of something ordinary.He describes the process of a snowstorm since the beginning and how everything is turning white.</p></li><li><p>The SnowstormHe explains how the snowstorm slows down the pace for everyone's daily activities and how after the transformation when "the world is all his own" the snowstorm retired, ceased and left behind a different scenery that he calls "the frolic architecture of the snow". </p></li><li><p>QUIZ: The Snowstorm1) What does Emerson describe in this poem?</p><p>Answer: Emerson describes how a simple snowstorm can change the way you look at things.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: The Snowstorm2) What line demonstrates a change in scenery that the snowstorm left behind?</p><p>Answer: "Built in an age, the mad wind's night-work,the frolic architecture of the snow. " </p></li><li><p>QUIZ: The Snowstorm3) What kills the beauty of the snow in the trees? Answer: The sun when it comes out melts the snow that is so nicely placed on the trees.</p></li><li><p>QUIZ: The Snowstorm4) How does the snowstorm gather families all together?</p><p>Answer: As the poem says, because it's so cold families now gather up around the fireplace and bond with one another. "Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sitaround the radiant fireplace, enclosedin a tumultuous privacy of storm." </p></li></ul>