Read More Commodity By Ralph Waldo Emerson Whoever considers the final cause of the world, will discern a multitude of uses that result.
They all admit of being thrown into one of the following classes; Commodity; Beauty; Language; and Discipline.
Our dealing with sensible objects is a constant exercise in the necessary lessons of difference, of likeness, of order, of being and seeming, of progressive…
Read More Heroic Idealism By Ralph Waldo Emerson Thus is the unspeakable but intelligible and practicable meaning of the world conveyed to man, the immortal pupil, in every object of sense.
Chapter II from Nature , published as part of Nature; Addresses and Lectures Summary: In this chapter Emerson focuses on how we perceive objects around us.
Emerson speaks of the landscape in which he walks and how he, as a poet, can best combine all that he sees.
Emerson then says "There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, - no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair." He seems to feel at one with nature.
Emerson sees the serenity and peace and realizes how insignificant all of his life's problems are.
The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and what he touches.
Chapter I from Nature , published as part of Nature; Addresses and Lectures Summary: The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence.…