Solitude Rhetorical Analysis

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Thoreau’s essay, “Solitude”, states his true beliefs about companionship and solitude. He argues “we are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers” (108). His idea is that those types of companions are all superficial and without a true meaning. Although he does have friends and neighbors, he alleges they must live in another country with how rarely he sees them. According to Thoreau, natures provides a better companionship than the human population does. I do not agree with Thoreau’s ideas of solitude, he speaks as if friends and family were nothing more than just objects in a person’s life. This essay reflects Thoreau’s lack of social interaction. Life is hard and sometimes companions are

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