Essay about Walden: a Rhetorical Analysis
In Thoreau’s book Walden, he makes critical observations about society, and gives his solutions for the problems that he sees in the world that he lives in. He uses vivid analogies, anecdotes, and imagery to form a picture of what his life looks like from his point of view, in the minds of his readers. Thoreau’s book is a plea to society to stop and smell the roses, and stop doing things out of habit, or just because it’s what is socially acceptable. He urges people to live their lives deliberately by sharing stories of his personal experiences.
Thoreau starts Walden with a reoccurring theme of simplicity. On page 91 he states the idea that “Our life is frittered away by detail.” He believes …show more content…
Accusations of Thoreau being a Hermit were counteracted by anecdotes