The author of the essay considers a self-reliance of the individuals as the main character of the genius which always has his own thoughts and the influence of others on the thoughts can make a human lose the right direction …
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Similar to what an artist does, inscribing the content of their minds into a surface and eventually producing a beautiful work of art, similarly people should let their inner drives move them so that the beauty of their minds and soul can be manifested to the world (). Further, even God’s intention when he created the world was that people would exploit their potentials, though doing what is their best in whatever they seek to engage in, considering that God’s work cannot be executed by cowards. Therefore, the essence of the soul and mind that we have been granted by God is to become self-reliant on our own, because what we have been granted is by itself very adequate to enable us to become the best there can be in whatever we set our minds on. As a matter of fact, man only finds peace in the things that he has done to his best (). Whatever else that man does out of the influence of others, he shall always feel ashamed and discontented. Similarly to what infants and small babies are, that is what the life of humans is supposed to be. The life of infants and small babies does not conform to other people’s lives but rather influences others to emulate their lives (). In this respect, infants and small children have been able to live an authentic life, which is contrary to the life that adults live, the life of conforming to the external environment, rather than influencing the environment to conform to their lives.
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Overall, Herman Melville’s Billy Budd and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self Reliance both identify societal issues that speak to the inequalities and resulting depravity of human nature in a manner that illuminates for the reader a sense of understanding about the importance of self reliance and spiritual awareness.
Socialized aggression (Sage Pub, n.d) Similar to conduct disorders, except that these behaviors are manifested in the company of others Truancy from school Gang membership Stealing Lying 2. What is a manifestation determination? How does it relate to students with exceptional needs?
Such a definition could only be attributed to a leader who is self-reliant. Although, self-reliance sounds pretty simple, the process of enacting it requires a humongous amount of dedication and an incredible attitude (Yeoman, 1999). There are several things that one needs to know about himself to uphold the responsibilities and prove as an effective leader.
As a matter of fact, it is not just those 2 literary works but a couple more works by the said two authors. However, there are also distinctions found in their works especially after the publication of Melville’s Moby-Dick. As McLoughlin quoted Charles Feidelson’s opinion towards the difference of the two authors: Emerson was the theorist and advocate, Melville the practicing poet.
This paper seeks to analyze three literary works, such as Walden or Life in the Woods, Self-Reliance, and the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, authored by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Frederick Douglass, respectively in the nineteenth century.
He talks about how people blindly go along with what they say without any thought (Emerson).
In order for one to be a true man, Emerson feels that he must face all opposition in order to preserve his true self. One must not allow the opposition to weigh him down to the point of caving in and following the rest of the crowd blindly without questioning why he is to do such things.
Throughout in his essay, Emerson has emphasized on the need of building self-trust in oneself. His essay argues that a person with self-contained intelligence is often disapproved by the world and he often
The author used self- reliance to engage with readers in a creative manner. Self reliance was also used with an aim of improving the contemporary culture. Self-reliance is seen in instances where Thoreau refuses to be in companionship with others. Although, he recognizes the significance of companionship.