Walden By Henry David Thoreau

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Everyone sees the world through their own eyes. Not two people can see something in the exact same way or interpret it the same way. They can each have their own opinion about the subject. In “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau, he has a very individualistic view on nature. In “Walden”, Thoreau goes out into the woods to try and live his life deliberately. Schneider states, “ In 1845, he received permission from Emerson to use a piece of land that Emerson owned on the shore of Walden Pond.” He stays there for two years trying to learn what it means to live. After he returns home, he publishes his journals, which convey his radical ideas, and they immediately become a bestselling read. In “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau, there are some key similarities and differences between his view of nature and the view of a contemporary person.

One key similarity between Henry David Thoreau in his text “Walden” and a contemporary person is that both of them have something to learn from nature. From the day humans are born they never stop learning. For example, they are like a constant sponge that just absorbs information from their surroundings. “While at Walden, Thoreau did an incredible amount of reading and writing, yet he also spent much time "sauntering" in nature.” says Woodlief. One place on Earth where there is an abundance of information for humans to absorb is nature. Thoreau states on page 383, “To front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn…
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