The Renaissance Period 1840-1860

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The Renaissance Period 1840-1860. Renaissance Period. Distinct period of Romantic Period Was a rebirth / coming of age Illustrated By American writers Finding their own identity Moving away from English literature and influences. Renaissance Period. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>TheRenaissance Period</p><p>1840-1860</p></li><li><p>Renaissance Period Distinct period of Romantic Period</p><p>Was a rebirth / coming of age</p><p>Illustrated By American writers</p><p>Finding their own identityMoving away from English literature and influences</p></li><li><p>Renaissance PeriodRepresented 1st time literature was truly American</p><p>Marked by culture and landscape</p><p>Main authors-Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau</p></li><li><p>Transcendentalism An attitude or belief contradicting industrialism, growth, and conformity.</p></li><li><p>TranscendentalismAt this point in history-</p><p>shift from:</p><p>Agriculture to IndustryRural life to Urban lifeFactories replaced workersImmigrants performed labor</p></li><li><p>TranscendentalistsFought this form of thought</p><p>looked to create a better society</p><p>Believed truth was not in business, govt, or wealth, but in God, the universe, and the self</p><p>Wanted to go beyond/transcend the physical world in order to find truthNon-Conformists</p></li><li><p>A Transcendental ViewEverything in the world- including humans- is a reflection of god</p><p>Humankind, nature, and God are all connected</p><p>People are inherently good- they should always follow their beliefs</p><p>Personal intuition can reveal gods spirit in nature and the soul- thus, truth is attainable</p></li><li><p>A Transcendental ViewSelf-reliance / individualism outweigh Authority / blind conformity</p><p>Spontaneous feeling/intuition are superior to intellectualism / rationality</p><p>The natural world is the doorway to the spiritual/ideal world.</p></li><li><p>Ralph Waldo Emerson</p><p>1803 -1883</p></li><li><p>A Rare IntellectualAppealed to the young with his energy and vitality</p><p>Appealed to intellectuals with his philosophical ideas concerning humanity, nature, and God</p><p>Appealed to overall society with his optimism</p></li><li><p>The Quotable EmersonEmerson is quoted more times than any figure in history.</p><p>Only one source with more quotes- the Bible </p></li><li><p>Quotable- but why?Represents the person we all strive to become</p><p>The person who has found, accepts, and loves his place on earth</p><p>Loves who he is; what he is</p><p>Possesses peace of mind</p></li><li><p>Emersons historyBorn (1803) into a cultured family of ministers in Boston</p><p>Life was pre-arranged/established</p><p>Was to be a minister</p><p>Attended Harvard; age 25 accepted 1st ministry post </p></li><li><p>Emersons historySpontaneously left ministry at age 28 after his wife died</p><p>Intuition led him to Europe; influenced by Romantic writers</p><p>In 1833 returned to U.S.- possessed a new optimism and outlook on life</p></li><li><p>Emersons historyHelped pioneer the Transcendental Movement in the U.S.</p><p>Was, first and foremost, a writer and lecturer</p><p>Realized the limitation of transcendentalism in a civilized, conforming society.</p></li><li><p>Literary Focus-Aphorism (motto)-</p><p> A brief statement, usually one sentence long, that expresses a general principle or truth about life</p><p>An apple a day keeps</p><p>Honesty is the best policy</p></li><li><p>Quick Project</p><p>A motto captures an individuals attitude toward life in one pithy phrase. Think of a motto that you hear on a daily basis.</p></li><li><p>Aphorisms- RWE Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. </p></li><li><p>Aphorisms- RWE The high prize in life, the crowning fortune of man is to be born with a bias to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness. </p></li><li><p>Aphorisms- RWE Accept the place divine Providence has found for you. </p></li><li><p>Aphorisms- RWE</p><p>Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. </p></li><li><p>Aphorisms- RWE Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. </p></li><li><p>Aphorisms- RWE Self-trust is the first secret to success. </p></li><li><p>Aphorisms- RWE</p><p>What is your motto?</p></li></ul>


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