October 10, 2004


Emerson is more of a poet. His thoughts and points reflect Thoreau's beliefs but in a softer manner. Emerson is more poetic and more spiritual. He concentrates more on believing in yourself and trusting yourself. Emerson talks about not beating yourself up for what is not important, in his essays he says, "For non-conformity the world whips you with its displeasure." Here he makes a good social point. If you do not conform with what is considered "normal" society rejects you. Erin Manko reflected this in her blog when she discusses Thoreau. From my point of view Emmerson portrays the message that man is not perfect, but is human, and human is the only way we can be.

Posted by JessicaZelenak at October 10, 2004 07:29 PM
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