Transcendentalist Final Essay

March 12, 2008 at 12:17 (Uncategorized)

Use one of the two questions to formulate a 5 paragraph (or more) essay. Final draft due by Friday, March 14th. Only post your completed final draft after you’ve turned in a hard copy to me.

Question 1: What were the Anti-Transcendentalists fighting against? Use the opinions/stories of at least 2 authors to support your opinion.


Question 2: How would Emerson define “realized potential” for a human being? Would Emerson agree with him?


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The Minister’s Black Veil

January 18, 2008 at 12:17 (Uncategorized)


Using all of the imagery throughout the story, what is Hawthorne trying to say about humanity?

The Minister’s Black Veil

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The Fall of the House of Usher

December 12, 2007 at 12:17 (Uncategorized)

Who do you believe to be the Main Character in “Fall of the House of Usher“? Due by Friday, December 14th.


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The Cask of Amontillado

November 28, 2007 at 12:17 (Uncategorized)

What is Poe trying to convey through “The Cask of Amontillado“? Is he simply trying to scare us, or does he have a message?

Write at least 2 full paragraphs, using one specific quote from the text. This is due by Friday, 11-30-07.

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