The Perspective of American Transcendentalism in The Fall of the House of Usher
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American Transcendentalism came from 1830s, which was an important ideological liberation movement in American history. American transcendentalism regards humanism as springboard, emphasizes on the value of human, and advocates intuition and the liberation of individuality, objects to the authority. The features of American transcendentalism break the constraint of theology and foreign doctrine, and have a great influence on American writers. Edger Allan Poe is an American poet, novelist and literary critic. The Fall of the House of Usher is one of his masterpiece. This thesis will make analysis of individual in Roderick’s self-reliance, intuition in The Fall of the House of Usher and spirit and oversoul in The Fall of the House of Usher by beliefs of American transcendentalism. It shows that his thoughts and writing style influenced by American transcendentalism, as well as American thoughts, especially on the aspects of human valuation, human liberation and so on.
American Transcendentalism, Value of Human, Intuition, Liberation of Individuality