Walden Rhetorical Analysis

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Throughout the entire essay of “Reading”, Thoreau explains how we should not ignore and discard books of knowledge. In the essay, Thoreau states that things learned from the previous past and the generations are blocking a man from growing spiritually. However, he implies the importance of reading throughout the essay and believes that books are the only “treasured wealth of the world,” and the true “inheritance of generations and nations” (82). In this passage, Thoreau provides his own experience in Walden, where he realized to what extend books could influence an individual and how it takes him on a journey, in which, he “circulate round the world” (79). I agree that the words of truth inscribed in a book are necessary for an individual to
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