Sunday, December 6, 2009
Quiet Desperation or Sounding Their Barbaric Yawp?
Having examined a few Transcendalists, consider the following quote by Henry David Thoreau: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation". What do you make of this quote? How does it connect to our studied Transcendentalists? Did they, in your opinion, truly sound their barbaric yawp, or were they, instead, merely leading lives of quiet desperation? Consider individuals we examined and/ or the collective movement.
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