Identify the similarities and contrasts with the writing of Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson and Thoreau.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 7:00 am ad1c9bdddf
You could structure your essay by starting from similarities and then highlighting the differences based on the similarities that you have found. For instance you can consider the following similarities among these authors:
1) An interest in nature
2) An interest in the American landscape and history.
3) An interest in the human psyche
Although these authors all have a concern for nature, they do differ in their respective treatment of nature. While for Emerson and Thoreau nature is a means of transcending reality and touching upon a higher, spiritual, reality, for Melville nature appears as a reflection of ...
This paper discusses the major similarities and differences in the works of Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson and Thoreau.