Emerson Questions p. 367 1. According to "Self-Reliance," what is the only law that Emerson can hold sacred? 2. What are three ways the woods can transform a man, according to Emerson in "Nature"? 3. In "Nature," Emerson discusses the "delight" the natural world often inspires. What does Emerson think this power to delight comes from? 4. What is Emerson speaking of when he mentions consistence, and why does he berate it as "the hobgoblin of little minds"? Consider the following examples of Emerson's statements as you formulate your response: * "Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this...." * "...The sour faces of the multitude...have no deep cause, but are put on and off as the wind blows...." 8. Writer Henry James argued that Emerson had no concept of the evil that exists in the world. In James' world, it was "a side of life as to which Emerson's eyes were thickly bandaged.... He had no great sense of wrong...no sense of the dark, the foul, the base." In your opinion, is this a valid criticism of Emerson? Citing evidence, explain why or why not.
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