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Self-Reliance & Other Essays


Who or what will you rely on?

Audience Grades 9+; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge I
Accessibility Most students will require minimal guidance
Preparation None required
Ease of use Small print
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
Page Count 117
Format Perfect bound; paperback
Publication Date 2015

General Description

For Self-Reliance and Other Essays, Emerson drew from his own lectures and journal entries, processing his thoughts on self-reliance as a virtue. To be fulfilled, Emerson believed that one must follow his own dreams and desires, avoiding conformity to society. For Emerson, freedom lay within grasp if one relied on himself for purpose and growth. Students will have to decide for themselves if and where Emerson’s ideas appeal to truth.