What is the relationship between people, nature and God in "Self-Reliance"?

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According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, there is a close interrelationship among individuals, nature, and God.

In "Self-Reliance," Emerson reiterates some of his ideas from Nature such as the belief that the man who communicates with Nature is brought to higher thought and "a better emotion." For Nature assuages his troubles by taking a man outside himself to reconnect with the grandeur of divine creation (God). Further in "Self-Reliance," Emerson also states, "Accept the place that Providence has found for you," as he emphasizes the uniqueness and individuality of every man. Emerson urges individuals to rail against Society that is in "conspiracy" against the manhood of the individual because it demands the individual to "surrender his liberty and [the] culture of the eater."

In his inspiring essay , "Self-Reliance," Emerson urges men to distance themselves from the "joint-stock company" of society so that they can trust themselves and hear the voices of Nature and God. For to be a man, one must...

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