What Is The Relation Between Men And Nature In Emerson And Thoreau

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Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 May 25 in Boston and died in 1882 April 27 Concord and Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 July12 in Concord and died in 1862 May 6th in Concord. (C-SPAN)Emerson was graduated from Harvard and so was the Thoreau. Henry David Thoreau was young poet of only 20 years old and Emerson was older than him. Thoreau wrote Walden in 1854 and Emerson wrote American scholar in 1837 not only that they have written many articles which was anti government such as ‘American scholar, ‘Walden’ and many more. Emerson and Thoreau have more of comparison than contrast because both the characters have similar perspective but at the certain point different from each other.
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“Let us go about our business” (Walden)
After reading both the masterminded piece it shows that tone of their writing is somewhat like complaining to those who are government lover, they think that government is uniting people under one rule and freeing the people and the two writers are proving them wrong by writing essay which are against the government. They don’t say things in indirect way, they are straight forward they directly blame the government for making people slaves of the country or of government making people follow the rules which was set by the government. “Why should we knock under and go with stream “(Walden).Both represents a deeper look into society and the system. They think that government order or rule the nation in whatever way they like keeping the people occupied and those who raise their voice consider them as terrorist. Both think that government is the most corrupted and people don’t realize it.
They are the person who thinks that they can change the ways of the world and they also mention in the essay that enemy is within one’s mind, mind create enemy. “Genius is always sufficiently the enemy of Genius”.(American Scholar) They are so concern about their topic, so that everybody respect their ideas and think that those are the people who thinks about self and teach the people to love them self more than anything, rather than criticize their work. “If the bell rings, why should we run? We will consider what kind of music they are like” (Walden)Their themes are same in most case like in this easy trust yourself love yourself all in all respect yourself and live you own life cause people are a free men and simplify.

Thoreau and Emerson have differences in some other ways like Thoreau is more on one...

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