Transcendentalism emerged as a philosophical and literary movement during the nineteenth century which focused on intuition and the individual conscience. Established by the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, Transcendentalism gained support from writers such as Emmerson Thoreau, and Fuller. These supporters believed that fundamental truths are known to the heart and therefor cannot be grasped by the senses. As applied to modern times, the movie Dead Poets Society depicts the Transcendental truths of self-reliance and non
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learns that sometimes one's initial judgement is the right one. Whether Dalton Knows it or not he can be considered a non conformist.
The effects of transcendentalism can be seen as having both positive and negative effects. By not expressing our own beliefs are actions do not become beneficial to us or to others. So to excel and succeed in all that we do we must be self-reliant and allow our true feelings to prevail.