Emily The Fallen Rose

Emily Dickinson was raised in a traditional New England home in the mid 1800's. Her father along with the rest of the family had become Christians and she alone decided to rebel against that and reject the Church. She like many of her contemporaries had rejected the traditional views in life and adopted the new transcendental outlook.
Massachusetts, the state where Emily was born and raised in, before the transcendental period was the epicenter of religious practice. Founded by the puritans, the feeling of the avenging had never left the people. After all of the "Great Awakenings" and religious revivals the people of New England began to question the old ways. What used to be the focal ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

children, male or female, Emily was sent for formal education in Amherst Academy. After attending Amherst Academy with conscientious thinkers such as Helen Hunt Jackson, and after reading many of Emerson's essays, she began to develop into a free willed person. Many of her friends had converted to Christianity, her family was also putting enormous amount of pressure for her to convert. No longer the submissive youngster she would not bend her will on such issues as religion, literature and personal associations.
She maintained a correspondence with Rev. Charles Wadsworth over a substantial period of time. Even though she rejected the Church as a entity she never did reject or accept God. Wadsworth appealed to her because he had an incredibly powerful mind and deep emotions. When he left the East in 1861 Emily was scarred and expressed her deep sorrow in three successive poems in the following years. They were never romantically involved but their relationship was apparently so ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.

Already a member? Login


Emily The Fallen Rose. (2004, January 17). Retrieved March 8, 2021, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Emily-The-Fallen-Rose/1584
"Emily The Fallen Rose." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 17 Jan. 2004. Web. 8 Mar. 2021. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Emily-The-Fallen-Rose/1584>
"Emily The Fallen Rose." Essayworld.com. January 17, 2004. Accessed March 8, 2021. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Emily-The-Fallen-Rose/1584.
"Emily The Fallen Rose." Essayworld.com. January 17, 2004. Accessed March 8, 2021. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Emily-The-Fallen-Rose/1584.
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays

Added: 1/17/2004 02:10:58 AM
Category: English
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1126
Pages: 5

Save | Report


Save and find your favorite essays easier

» Criticism Of "The Sick Rose"
» Milton's Presentation Of The Fa...
» A Rose For Emily: Fallen From G...
» A Rose For Emily: Emily’s Disbe...
» A Bridge Between The Old And Ne...
» Response To William Faulkner’s ...
» A Rose For Emily And Antlers: T...
» A Rose For Emily
» Setting In "A Rose For Emily"
» A Rose For Emily 5
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2021 Essayworld. All rights reserved