L 10: Reading Response Assignment ENH

You read biographies about and writings by Emerson and Thoreau, considered to be the definitive Transcendentalists. However, there were differences between the two. Choose a controversial current event. Provide one paragraph in which you assume the role of Emerson and discuss your chosen controversy. Then, provide a second paragraph in which you assume the role of Thoreau and discuss the chosen controversy. Make sure to choose aspects of the controversy that allow you to show the differences in characteristics, subjects, and themes between the two authors.

Scoring:

Accurately discusses a current controversy from Emerson’s perspective

Accurately discusses