Historical Transcendalists

Historical Transcendalists
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Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorn

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  • I changed my opinion? Why?
  • Young Nathaniel Hawthorne  (Transcendentalist)
  • Life is dark. Hope isn't as easy as you may think,
  • Older Nathaniel Hawethorne (Anti-Transcendealist. 
  • The practice isn't very realistic of life.
  • That is not true! People are good! All of who are transcendentalists believe in the good of people!
  • People are good when they are self-reliant and independent!
  • when you grow older you will see the dark  and greedy limitiations of our nature. 
  • This does not explain why people do terrible things to others for no reason other than personal gain
  • You refuse to consider the possibility that you could be incorrect with your intuiton? For that you are naive. 
  • People do terrible things simply because of the corruption of the group around them. Being in a group corrupts the purity of an individual! 
  • You are simply making a hasty generalization. People make cruel decisions because individualism allows for you to wreck havoc in order to satisfy your desires.
  • Those who do not participate in religious groups still commit crimes and cruel acts. 
  • Your ideas are awfully pessimistic!
  • Think of Leopold II, or George III. Two terrible men who abused their power for person gain.
  • They are realistic of the true nature people. You are very naive. People make cruel decisions for personal gain.
  • Transcendentalists are not naive! We use our intuition, and promote spirtuality. Which is more than I can say for you pessimistic fellows!
  • Was I always this stubbourn?
  • Well, we are very spiritual individuals! WE believe in living closer with nature!
  • It is okay. You will learn eventually young one. No need to get so worked up!
  • And we believe in studying the power behind nature.
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