A person described as intellectual, brilliant, clever, or creative are considered geniuses, but more than just intelligence can contribute to the idea of genius. In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, Self-Reliance, the concept of a “genius” is explored through explaining what defines and what makes an Emersonian Genius. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist and philosopher
Talk about his book, Self Reliance
Explain what an Emersonian genius is
Whether the Emersonian genius is freer or more enslaved than his counterpart
There are characters in books that represent the Emersonian genius and characters that are the opposite of that
First part: (three papragraphs)
Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, Equality 7-2521 is an archetypal Emersonian genius
Second part: (three paragraphs)
Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye, Pecola Breedlove is an antithetical Emersonian genius
Third part (three paragraphs)
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass is also an archetypal Emersonian genius
Go over all the points (not in detail) mention them again
Answer the question (Whether the Emersonian genius is freer or more enslaved than his counterpart)


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