Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 1.Chart out his theories: Influence, Theories, Followers, Legacy 2. Discuss, in your own way using sources from the introductions and texts, why he is the father of American Literature. 3. Connect how Emerson influenced Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorn, Poe, and Dickinson 4. Discuss his complicated relationship with Thoreau. *** read the material on Emerson and his philosophies ***