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The Sphinx, Dorr Rebellion, Emerson, transcendentalism, Thoreau

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Department
English
Course
E 270
Professor
Zachary Hutchins
Semester
Spring

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7 March The Sphinx Guest - popular sentiment (democracy) → source of truth as good as if not better than individual man of genius as source Monster is bug Guest has no sense of perspective To consider democracy, we must think about distance When will it be fully realized? Guest – for democracy Supports of Jackson Democrats Power in hands of people Host – wants to think more about the matter Educated Whigs People needed representatives – educated, people of stature Dorr Rebellion 1841-1842 Which men allowed to vote? Thomas Dorr leads militarized rebellion Suffrage for poor men Emerson Do not only read – also experience and think critically Lecturer Concord, Massachusetts Bronson Alcott, Orestes Brownson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller Group became called T
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