"What I must do is all that concerns me, not what people think,"
utopian communities and transendentalism
Lets be cooperative and abstract!
edgar allan poe
Philosophers and writers began to find wisdom in transcendentalism. This is the belief that people could rise above material things in live. They also believed that they should believe in themselves. These people included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret fuller, and henry david Thoreau.
Emerson was a popular writer and thinker who said, "what I must do is all the concerns of me, not what the people think," Transcendentalists came together to form utopian communities or perfect societies. People in these pursed abstract spiritual and cooperative lifestyles.
Romantic movements began In Europe which emphasized nature, and individual expression. People who joined this movement were usually writers and painters. Edgar allan poe was an example of these people and he was famous for writing "the Raven"