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Emerson, Thoreau and Transcendentalism

            Thinkers Emerson and Thoreau were two critical thinkers who valued nature as a big part of their life. In their works, they have shared their experience from their life in society. For this reason, Emerson and Thoreau argue that solitude and society are the most focused topic in their works because of Solitude's ability to give you more freedom instead of living under the rights of unjust laws and Society exploiting you to opportunities with education and grammar.
             Thoreau argues that living in solitude gives you more freedom instead of living under rights of unjust laws. When living in solitude, you have total freedom to evaluate your well-being and making necessary changes to errors when needed. When in society, you must adjust from your personal nature to the regulations and laws the governments has set. So why live according to laws set by the government. Thoreau says, "Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them". (Civil Disobedience, 1022) Thoreau suggests that creating your own personal nature would better you instead of rebelling against unjust laws and receiving punishment for doing so, one must create his own environment instead of ruining one's own nature. Being in solitude gives you a chance to develop your personality to your own ability. Adjusting to even a suggestion to another being defeats the purpose of a solitary life. .
             Second, Emerson argues that living in society exposes you to opportunities with education and grammar. Society exposes you to education within yourself through other people. In order for you to learn, your voice has to be heard. For example, in Emerson's education essay, he states, "If a child happens to show that he knows any fact about astronomy, or plants, or birds, or rocks, or history, that interest him and you, hush all the classes and encourage him to tell it so that all may hear.

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