What do you think of Emerson?
I want you to be VERY specific here. Don’t just say he’s confusing–tell me why, and tell me the implications of that. Many people have said that Emerson is confusing on purpose, and that is a kind of unkindness to his readers. So talk about that kind of stuff. You can write whatever you want in any kind of way you want; but again, be VERY specific. The more specific the better. Use quotes, then talk about this quotes. Use Thoreau to help you explain Emerson, etc.
This paper must contain quotes/paraphrases cited in MLA Format from both Emerson and Thoreau