Analysis Of Henry David Thoreau's The Village Of Walden

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All through out Henry David Thoreau’s life, his works have been rhetorically significant, in his piece Walden which was written in 1854 you can see what kind of strategical moves that he makes. In chapter 8, The Village, of Walden, Thoreau uses many strategies to get his stories of what happened in the town to the reader, he uses rhetorical moves, appeals, and also figurative language which was tied into how he used his words. Rhetorically, Thoreau has different ways of speaking that shows he purpose and goal for his writing. Thoreau included a link to an old story about Orpheus, a man who was a sailor who traveled through the sirens that would try to lure him in and kill him. The situation that this context was in was how Thoreau would flee…show more content…
It is a surprising and memorable, as well as valuable experience, to be lost in the woods any time.” his purpose of adding this is to show the difference between himself…show more content…
One point that Thoreau makes was that he put society and the things that he heard at the same level as “the rustle of leaves and the peeping of frogs.” This comparison showed the reader that even though Thoreau had separated himself from society, he would still associate with the idea that it is in fact there, that if he leaves it would not just vanish. To me this helps his story because he is trying to show that we need to get back to nature and leave society, and with still going and seeing what was happening in society he sees both sides of the argument so he is not just one sided. Towards the end of the chapter he makes a less impressive ethical appeal, he shares with the reader that he does not lock anything, he keeps everything out in the open. With this he is raising the fact that he is a good person overall because he seems to be a really trustworthy person which is what a reader likes to see. Throughout his piece, Thoreau is raising his credibility most of the time, which in turn helps to get the reader to believe what he is saying
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