Essays: First Series
First published in 1841 as Essays. After Essays: Second Series was published in 1844, Emerson corrected this volume and republished it in 1847 as Essays: First Series.
Self-Reliance By Ralph Waldo Emerson In “Self-Reliance,” philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson argues that polite society has an adverse effect on one’s personal growth. Self-sufficiency, he writes, gives one the freedom to discover one’strue self and attain true independence. “Self-Reliance” Key Points: Emerson urges his readers…Read More
Compensation By Ralph Waldo Emerson If you have not read “Compensation” yet then you should read it as it is a great example of essay. Ralph Waldo Emerson is a great writer and it’s proved by his essay “compensation.” What is the life of middle…Read More
Love By Ralph Waldo Emerson Every promise of the soul has innumerable fulfilments; each ofnt. Nature, uncontainable, flowing, forelooking, in the first sentiment of kindness anticipates already a benevolence which shall lose all particular regards in its general light. Key Points: Emerson urges his readers…Read More
Intellect By Ralph Waldo Emerson Every substance is negatively electric to that which stands above it in the chemical tables, positively to that which stands below it. Water dissolves wood, and iron, and salt; air dissolves water; electric fire dissolves air, but the intellect dissolves…Read More