Thoreau v. Emerson

Emerson and Thoreau both adhere to Transcendentalist ideas and address the shared topic of one’s relationship with society. Yet, despite their shared experiences and information, they come to different conclusions. Compare the development of the arguments Emerson and Thoreau make about solitude. Evaluate the validity and effectiveness of their claims, and their use of reasoning. How does each use the same Transcendentalist philosophies to develop their differing arguments? Which argument is more persuasive, and why? Be sure to cite evidence from both texts to justify your reasoning. Organize your essay into five paragraphs with 1000-1200 words.