Arrested Development REVOLUTION http://www.dailymotion.com/vide o/xoqua6_arrested- development-revolution-1992- vhs-rip_music
Questions n What do you believe was the “main message” of this song? n What words or parts of the song were repeated most often? n Why do you think this song was written? n Why do they want a revolution? n How do you think the artist feels about the current state of society? n What did the song make you want to do? n How did the song make you feel?
TRANSCENDS (verb): to rise above, to go beyond, to surpass the expected, excel, outdo
Belief in a higher kind of knowledge than can be achieved by human reason TRANSCENDENTALISM
n God gave humankind the gift of intuition, n the gift of insight, n the gift of inspiration. Why waste such a gift?
TRANSCENDENTALISM Historical Background n Began in Germany –Immanuel Kant, philosopher –1700’s n Developed in United States in 1836 –Transcendental Club –Boston –1836 –led by Ralph Waldo Emerson
RALPH WALDO EMERSON n author n essayist n lecturer n philosopher n Unitarian minister
TRANSCENDENTALISM Emerson and the Transcendentalists led the search for truth –in nature –through self-reliance “No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.” Emerson
Roots of Transcendentalism n Puritanism –belief in God as a powerful force –belief that each individual can experience God first-hand
Roots of Transcendentalism n Romanticism – placed central importance on emotions and the individual –emphasized intuition and inner perception of truth that differs from reason –emphasized nature’s beauty, strangeness, and mystery –emphasized individual expression and artistic freedom
TRANSCENDENTAL BELIEFS n Nonconformity: –Follow your own ambition, and do whatever you want in life –THOREAU: if someone acts different, “…perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” (Walden)
TRANSCENDENTAL BELIEFS n SELF-RELIANCE: –Rely on yourself
TRANSCENDENTAL BELIEFS n OPTIMISTIC: –all is good evil is an illusion
TRANSCENDENTAL BELIEFS n INDIVIDUALISM (Free Thought): –be true to one’s own inner perception or intuition If I know it is truth, then it is truth.
TRANSCENDENTAL BELIEFS n UNLIMITED POTENTIAL OF EACH INDIVIDUAL (Confidence) –set high goals to improve
TRANSCENDENTAL BELIEFS n NATURE IS TRUTH –it can be a guide to higher understanding Nature symbolizes God or the inner life of human beings
HENRY DAVID THOREAU n Lived the philosophy of Transcendentalism that Emerson espoused n Spent 26 months at Walden Pond to “live deliberately - to front only the essential facts of life...”
TRANSCENDENTALISM n Transcendentalism began with a few and grew. n This philosophy lasted for several years in New England n It ended as the Civil War began.
Resources n American Transcendental Web: http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/index.html http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/index.html n American Transcendentalism: http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/amtrans.htm http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/amtrans.htm n PAL: Chapter Four http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap4/4intro.html http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap4/4intro.html
FRANK SINATRA’S MY WAY n http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2h YDIFDIU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2h YDIFDIU