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    Throughout the book “Walden and Other Writings of Henry David Thoreau,” Thoreau argues that nature brings freedom to the soul, mind, and spirit. Thoreau emphasizes the fact that nature allows humanity to get back to the basics by empowering living instead of merely existing. In order to argue his point, went to live in the woods, provide for himself, saunter, and write daily in his journal. His project was then compiled into short essays to make his case. Thoreau set out to prove himself to be free in all aspects. His goal was to sustain that in order to truly be free, oneself must remove the restraints’ put upon himself or herself. In “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For,” Thoreau implies that he “went to the woods because I wished to…

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    What is solitude? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines solitude as the quality of being alone or remote from society. Henry David Thoreau’s “Solitude” from Walden revolves around the concept of solitude, including the misconceptions about it. Thoreau uses solitude as a positive way to promote the company of nature, rather than the company of other humans. However, he believes that an individual can only choose from the two, since being surrounded by one more than the other will not have the…

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    What is solitude? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines solitude as the quality of being alone or remote from society. Henry David Thoreau’s “Solitude” from Walden revolves around the concept of solitude, including the misconceptions about it. Thoreau uses solitude as a positive way to promote the company of nature, rather than the company of other humans. However, he believes that an individual can only choose from the two because being surrounded by one more than the other will not have the…

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    brilliant minds was a man known as Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was an American essayist whose brilliant works are still popular among the people of today. In his time, his works of literature were his way of expressing his outlook on life and the morals he believed. There were many social movements surrounding Thoreau that inspired his works. In particular, he was part of a movement known as transcendentalism. Transcendentalism,…

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    Henry David Thoreau once said, “Things do not change we change,” explaining his Transcendentalist stance on life’s affairs and unknowingly foreshadowing the change he would cause in future revolutionaries. Thoreau was one of the central figures in Transcendentalism, and an ardent believer in the core principles of it. He, along with the other Transcendentalists attempted to understand the life’s relationships through this movement of thought and individualism. Thoreau played a key role in the…

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    The simplest form in the world is illustrated as black and white, and while I often get caught in the gray my confabulation with Henry David Thoreau that day drowned me in the idea of the value of simplicity and its exceptional greatness. It was a shallow afternoon and the sun was hanging deeply in the sky, and because of my blissful ignorance, I wandered off into a place where peacefulness was a foundation of life. Walden Pond was the name, and a generous breeze devoured my body as night fell.…

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    A Deep Contrast of History and Present A Comparison of Contemporary Thought and Thoreau 's Thought Fresh air, clear mind, and a certain simplicity found nowhere else, these are items of topic when someone has just come from a mountain excursion or, simply, a camping trip. Nature has always been seen as an escape from reality and, more importantly, society. In Early American times, predominately the 1800’s, a series of writers emerged and formed what we now know as the Transcendentalist…

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    What is walking? Is it an aimless way to waste time with no real destination? Do we as humans walk with a purpose or with somewhere to be? In Henry David Thoreau’s piece, Walking, he discusses the beauty of nature and how we as humans are “an inhabitant of nature, rather than a member of society. (Pg. 49)” Thoreau discloses how we as a society never are able to just get out and walk anymore. We spend so much of our lives with places to be and things to do that we never have time to walk around…

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    Henry David Thoreau, an unconventional Romantic writer, uses his experience at Walden Pond to decipher the significant elements of life. Through his time spent in solitude, he ponders upon personal development and wishes to “live deliberately” and simply. Thoreau’s idea of living simply and reflecting on the important things in life allows him to realize that society is filled with a myriad of detrimental matters, including the prominent materialistic mindset, unnecessary distractions including…

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    Wilderness in the Eyes of a Contemporary and Thoreau. (A comparison of the view of nature between Thoreau in his text, Walden and a person in today’s society.) People today seem to have many different views on nature and the purpose it serves us currently. Nature can be a place of horror and monsters, or a place of retreat, or simply something that exists. Widely, it appears that society now doesn’t have the appreciation of nature that was once held by our ancestors. Henry David Thoreau was one…

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