Rhetorical Analysis: Why I Went To The Woods

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.In “Why I Went to the Woods”, Henry David Thoreau uses rhetorical questions to reveal that Americans are senseless and unaware with how they spend their time. Thoreau mentioned, “Who will build railroads?” and “How shall we get to heaven in season?” if the railroads were not built. This shows how American people are so focused on making improvements to their work faster, instead of working for themselves, their lives, their future. If no one were working on the railroads, then they would be a failure because that is more important to them. Unawareness causes them to become ignorant about their life because of work. In addition, in this quote “Why should we live in such hurry and waste of life?” Thoreau is saying that people are just passing

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