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    Henry David Thoreau is one of the primary promoters of the transcendentalist movement and has been inspiring people to take on the transcendentalist lifestyle ever since the mid 1800’s. Mccandless was an admirer of Henry’s philosophy but he wasn’t as fully immersed in his work and ideals as Thoreau was to his own. His intentions were not as closely aligned to the movement as Thoreau’s and the difference between these icons are clearly visible. Self reliance is one of the most significant components

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    I Hope You are Thoreau(ly) Impressed with this Essay (TS) In Henry David Thoreau's memoir Walden, Thoreau relies upon symbols to illustrate that personal exploration in nature illuminates life more than material wealth. (PS1) Thoreau utilizes an isolated house as a symbol for living simply with influences of nature. (SS1) Thoreau recalls gaining independence when “[he] began to spend [his] nights as well as days [at his new house]” (1) on the same day as Independence Day representing the day he

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    A Lake on the Way to the Glacier Thinkers of the period of transcendentalism believed that the only way to find wisdom was to be exposed to nature. Henry David Thoreau, who was one of the major exponents of this period, spent two years on Walden Pond, reflecting and writing his major work “Walden”, but if he had the opportunity to visit Alaska, he would have spent all his life on the last frontier and also he would have wrote a vast amount of works based on it. Alaska has an abundance of breathtaking

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    Henry David Thoreau and Civil Disobedience “ Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” (Brainy). Civil disobedience is breaking a law for a better reason (Suber). The purpose of civil disobedience is to change a law, or act of the government. Henry David Thoreau involvement in civil disobedience was due to personal influence, he chose to participate in civil disobedience to protest slavery and the Mexican-American war, and he did achieve success using this controversial method for standing

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    Henry David Thoreau: Biography and Rhetorical Analysis of His Works Henry David Thoreau and the transcendentalist movement can’t be summarized merely in a single sentence or even essay, though this quote comes close, “Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.” Transcendentalism is the belief that material things, the “comforts” and “luxuries” of which Thoreau speaks, are inferior to knowledge

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    and simplicity of an individual’s soul. Henry David Thoreau was an author, philosopher, abolitionist, historian, naturalist, tax resister, and a major figure in the transcendental movement. He was known to work closely with his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson throughout his lifetime. He is very well known for putting together nature and the demeanor of life. Born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, he was strongly opposed to slavery. Henry David Thoreau, though poor, grew up well educated and

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    why Henry David Thoreau supported civil disobedience to help people live according to their own beliefs. In the essay “On Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau, the author defined and explained the effect of civil disobedience. Thoreau defined it as, civil disobedience is any peaceful action that demonstrates the disagreement of a person or persons with their government. Thoreau was strongly against any violent act of protest, but should a person disagree with his/her government, Thoreau would

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    Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher, praised for his originality and simplicity in his work. Today, Thoreau’s influence lives on for generation after generation of young innovators and mavericks. He sought an absolutely individual stance toward everything, looking for the truth in himself rather than in societal conventions. His ideologies are applicable today just as they were in 1854. Thoreau is most well-known for his book Walden, a reflection upon living simply

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    Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson had two different views on how America should be ran and two different views on society. Thoreau didn’t like people acting against the government, but he also believed that the government shouldn’t be in other people’s business. Emerson believed that the government should have power, but not control people’s lives. They both believed that the government shouldn’t be able to interfere in people’s lives. “Government is best which governs not at all.” (Civil

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    of people such as Henry David Thoreau. Besides the fact that Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were friends, they both influenced each other within their common ideas. Thoreau’s writings, he expressed his feelings based upon nature and society’s problems. In Thoreau’s piece, “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” he shares his expectations of life by persuading his audience to live a life surrounded with nature and without society's issues as a conflict. Within the story, Henry persuades his audience

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    Henry David Thoreau and Transcendentalism Henry David Thoreau was a very prominent Transcendentalist that lived in the mid 1800s. He was introduced to transcendentalism by Ralph Waldo Emerson when they became friends. He was also an abolitionist and very individualistic. He was a schoolteacher for a while and then decided that he wanted to get more in tune with himself. He began to do many odd jobs to pay for his expenses. He wrote several books and his most famous on is Walden. Henry David

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    significance of their life. Civil-Disobedience and Walden by Henry David Thoreau, and Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson also give advice on how to make life as meaningful as possible. These pieces of literature all present diverse ways of creating a meaningful existence. Thoreau and Emerson express their opinions about creating a purposeful life through Civil-Disobedience, Self-Reliance, and Walden. In Civil-Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau advises his audience to follow what they think is right,

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    We have little time on earth and it goes by so fast, Living a good life doesn 't have to be measured on how long you live, but what you do during the time you 're on earth fulfilling your dreams, hopes, and self-meaning accomplishments. Henry David Thoreau once stated “ most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them “.His quote is relevant, it can be said he based it on his era, yet it still applies to today 's day in age. These are people who will never

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    think or know it is right. Three of those men are Henry David Thoreau, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela. They had a message spread out about the power of the individual to bring about social reform. Henry David Thoreau once mentioned, "That government is best which governs least". Thoreau believed that the power the government should not be too strong for among its people, yet that is what the the government from his time was doiong. Thoreau was one of the fow that stood up for "rights". The

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    Henry David Thoreau is one of the most influential, and most brilliant people to ever walk on the face of the earth. He embodies the transcendentalist ideas that many of the most famous writers in the world share. Transcendentalism is the philosophy of looking at every person as an individual and how important and divine each soul truly is. The way that the world in the middle 1800’s, the time in which Thoreau was in his prime for writing, was that a person learned from his encounters and how that

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    “Nature” reveals to us his life within the forest, and his bonding with Nature. He also shows to us how he doesn’t care about how he acts within the forest, moreso acting like a child. Another piece of transcendentalist work, “Civil Disobedience” by Thoreau, uncovers his book about his two years, behind bars in prison. He ended up in prison due to refusing to pay a highway tax in which he believed what was an unjust taxing, for a horrible cause. He also writes in prison on how Man is good, but like him

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    During the Transcendentalist movement, Henry David Thoreau was a leading transcendentalist whose work focused mainly on nature and adventure. Walden, or Life in the Woods is an exceptional example of a story based on adventure. In Thoreau’s account of his life at Walden pond, he first states, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not

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    contrast with the core ideals of Henry David Thoreau. We rely on seemingly everything but ourselves for information, and we have trampled upon the nature that was so valued by Thoreau. Our rapid technological advancements have improved our lives in countless ways, but many elements of our digital technology would surely garner shame from a dedicated transcendentalist like Thoreau. Furthermore, the citizens of America have allowed for an elected government that Thoreau would believe has grown too powerful

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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

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    Thoroughly Reading Thoreau (An Analysis on the works of Henry David Thoreau) There are many classic writers that have come out of America. Many have made large impacts on the world and have truly changed the way literature is read. Inside there works, there are hidden meanings and messages written between the lines that readers are able to pull apart and study daily.Henry David Thoreau is an American writer whose works are studied daily in English classes and in other settings. He taught people that

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