Thoreau 's Views On Nature And Nature Essay

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“Henry David Thoreau devoted his energies to exploring the spiritual relationship between humanity and nature and to living by his political and social beliefs.” As said by Sam Erickson. Thoreau was a transcendentalist and is known today as one of the “Big Three” in American Literature along with Walt Whitman and Ralph Emerson. Thoreau devoted his life to explore the importance of humanity and nature. For two years Thoreau lived in a cabin he built at Walden Pond. It was here where he wrote one of his most famous works entitled, Walden. In Walden, Thoreau shares his experiences at Walden Pond. He observed nature and got a deeper respect for nature. A contemporary person 's’ view on nature would be both similar and different from Thoreau’s perspective as explained in Walden, and there are many circumstances that account for these similarities and differences. To start, Thoreau, in his text, Walden, has a different view on nature than people today. Thoreau held a deep appreciation for nature that not many people today hold. Thoreau explains in Walden, “The winds which passed over my dwelling were such as sweep over the ridges of mountains, bearing the broken strains, or celestial parts only, of terrestrial music.” So Thoreau even liked what could be considered one of the worst components of nature, wind. Thoreau loved to observe nature. Helen Bowdoin points out, “ But beyond his superb talents as observer and naturalist lay Thoreau 's passion to explore deeper…

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