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Oct 24

In this statement, Thoreau is describing what happens to a person when they feel regretful for defying an unfair large group, or when they sacrifice what was important to them. Thoreau describes these hurting people as humans who have lost their strength, braveness, courage, and the brightness that was once in their spirit. When connecting Thoreau’s statement to the beliefs of a Romantic or those of a Transcendentalist, it is clear that Thoreau means to say that once upon a time, before these people began to “bleed”, they were successfully working towards revolution. But as soon as they felt regret for what they did, that is where they immediately start to fail and become disloyal towards themselves. Romantics and Transcendentalists strongly believe in the existence of true power in every single individual living on this huge, wide world. Although this is true for a Romantic, many humans tend to incline themselves towards the popular opinions that society creates, therefore influencing the individual’s opinions. Situations like these happen nowadays, where a person has an issue, but is afraid to speak up for fear of losing something they may eventually regret. Such as the case of many immigrants, where many come illegally for the reason that it was made impossible for them in their former country to ready themselves to come to America legally. Many immigrants get deported since they came here illegally, but their reason behind it for doing it illegally is never realized and they immediately get sent back to their country. Since this happens, many immigrants have learned to keep silent, for fear that they could lose their opportune life here in America. Though others have made the courageous act of exposing themselves, and some have even regretted doing this as it is a dangerous act that is putting their safety on the line. This influence from society is exactly what Romantics and Transcendentalists like Thoreau, do not want anymore. As part of their revolution, it is obligated for each individual to create loud noises for what they truly believe in, so that unimaginable possibilities can be created in our society.

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