Analysis Of The Book ' Walden Pond ' Essay

1377 Words Apr 21st, 2015 6 Pages
Henry David Thoreau, a significant transcendental author, was a very natural and nature oriented man of his time period. After staying with his mentor and friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau discovered a love for the natural world through his writings. This love is what inspired him to live at the Walden Pond and eventually write one of his more popular books, Walden. While at the pond, Thoreau recorded all of his observations in Walden as he lived a very simplistic lifestyle for two years. As a transcendental author, Thoreau believed that living, as one with nature was a sign of great intellectual gain and time of reflection. Throughout Walden, various moments occur in which nature teaches Thoreau valuable lessons and morals to live by. These lessons become evident in many of the chapters as Thoreau continues to become one with nature. Specifically, the chapters “The Bean Field”, “Winter Animals”, and “Spring” have numerous occurrences in which Thoreau acknowledges these lessons. While the connections may not always be the most evident, Thoreau finds a unique way to find a moral in many of these natural occurrences.
While much of the chapter, “The Bean Field”, discusses the cultivation of beans, there are some underlying lessons that Thoreau slips into the end. After explaining how much he makes on growing the beans and what he does to properly grow them, Thoreau makes his true purpose clear in what the beans teach him. Thoreau believed that while the product of the…

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