What is Self-Reliance?

Have you ever heard someone called a “sheep” before, as in “Bob is just another sheep following the crowd”? When we use such figurative phrasing, what do we mean by it? As noted in our lecture notes on “Self-Reliance,” Emerson never properly defines the concept “self-reliance.” Instead, he spends the first several pages (if not the entire essay) describing the phrase in the attempt to promote individuality. With that in mind, why do you think Emerson intentionally avoids giving us a singular, definitive meaning of the phrase? How might this connect back to the problem of people acting like “sheep”? How do you think Emerson feels about people acting like “sheep”? Give me a single passage to support your close reading and response. Then, think about compliance in today’s world. If we could talk with Emerson today, how do you think he would feel about social media and #trending? This part of the response will probably be the trickiest: give me a single word that you feel best incapsulates his feelings about society, independence, and creativity.

Calculate your order
Pages (275 words)
Standard price: $0.00
Client Reviews
4.9
Sitejabber
4.6
Trustpilot
4.8
Our Guarantees
100% Confidentiality
Information about customers is confidential and never disclosed to third parties.
Original Writing
We complete all papers from scratch. You can get a plagiarism report.
Timely Delivery
No missed deadlines – 97% of assignments are completed in time.
Money Back
If you're confident that a writer didn't follow your order details, ask for a refund.

Calculate the price of your order

You will get a personal manager and a discount.
We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:
$0.00
Power up Your Academic Success with the
Team of Professionals. We’ve Got Your Back.
Power up Your Study Success with Experts We’ve Got Your Back.