In Walden by Henry David Thoreau the idea of the importance of simplifying has differed in time and no longer applies to the contemporary person. Thoreau time and time again preaches that one should simplify their life and to only have the ess...
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...they were in Walden by Henry David Thoreau. The idea of simplification is not something that is as expressed in modern society as Thoreau had hoped it to be, when he had truly understood and discovered the idea in his time in the wilderness. However, the idea that each day presents a new opportunity for a ‘new start’ is something that is still heavily believed by the common people and if often used as motivation. Also, the importance of individuality is also practiced and still greatly encouraged today. While not all ideas are still accepted as Thoreau would have hoped his work still continues to amaze the generations, “Studies of Henry David Thoreau as a man of letters have led primarily to an examination of his attitude toward nature, society, government, and religion, and, on the purely literary side, of his style,” (Lorch). What is your favorite piece of Thoreau?
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