Ralph Waldo Emerson's Society and Solitude: Summary & Themes


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Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay Society and Solitude is representative of what intellectual movement?

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1. In his essay Society and Solitude, what does Ralph Waldo Emerson primarily argues for, and why?

2. In his essay Society and Solitude, why does Emerson considers the dissolution of friendship as natural and healthy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive study resources will contribute to your learning of Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay Society and Solitude. You'll be tested on areas like intellectualism and the argument made by Emerson in the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the following as study goals:

  • Determine the type of person Emerson meets in the essay
  • Understand the connotations made by Emerson
  • Recognize to whom Emerson relates with regard to being alone

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Emerson's Society and Solitude
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what is represented in the essay and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the arguments made in the essay

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Ralph Waldo Emerson's Society and Solitude: Summary & Themes will discuss more of this important literary achievement. The following will be covered:

  • Understand the gist of the essay
  • Summarize its contents
  • Identify what Emerson says about the dissolution of friendship
  • Define private contemplation
  • Assess the importance of intuition regarded by Emerson