Henry David Thoreau Analysis

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Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 born and raised in Concord, was a popular student in Harvard. Despite his financial and health deformities he was able to graduate from the university. By 1837 America was facing an economic depression and jobs were not easily available. Thoreau began to write poems and essays of transcendentalism to escape from the development and also to emphasize on nature. Therefore, he spent two years in Walden Pond (Schneider, 2013). I certainly agree with Thoreau on this statement that nature can be the solution to our problems caused by civilization and development. The statement I am making here is not only because Thoreau deems it is the probable way and because of his high intellectual capacity but because I firmly…show more content…
By being in contact with the nature there is an ethereal feeling of knowing everything. The air you breathe is the purest of all; the sights you see are the goodness and freshness of the universe. In that moment the whole universe transpires to make that moment yours and you seem to move into a transcended stage of utter joy and serenity. Thoreau held deeply felt political views, opposing slavery and the Mexican-American War. He made a strong case for acting on one's individual conscience and not blindly following laws and government policy. "The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right," he wrote (Thoreau,1854). The timely and inaccurate injustice of society led Thoreau to a new height of revolution and it spooked the immeasurable feeling of human justice we human possess. An average person living about his daily life in the society is somewhat barred from taking those brave acts as he becomes a part of the system. He is morally and subjectively bound to serve the system without raising any voice of slavery or injustice. While Thoreau did what most would have wanted to do, he raised his voice through his work and his most famous tool, his writings. Being in contact with the nature brought out the most of him and it is assured anyone will be guaranteed that feat once they realize the power it…show more content…
When you are tired of tall concrete buildings and multi paced industries, it gives you raw mother earth to lie upon and gaze at the stars. When you become jaded and your life seems slow and dull. When you realize your life is dominated by super fast technologies and pollution breathing in you, it gives you a simple elegant flower to wonder upon and see its phenomena. In Walden Thoreau writes “let us spend one day as deliberately as nature and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquitoes wing that falls on the rails. Let is rise early and fast, or break fast, gently and without perturbation, let company come and company go, let the bells ring, let the children cry” (Thoreau, 1854). Another fine piece where he stresses out why the society’s problems can be solved by nature. To break free from the noisy schedules and hectic confusions of life and to go about enjoying nature and try something different, even if it for just one
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