The Role Of Nature Henry David Thoreau

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In the 18th century the normal practices of transportation agriculture, manufacturing and trade changed because of the new innovations and developments of the industrialization which was a development phase of new mechanical technologies and science. This took place between the late 18th and 19th centuries in most of the western world, like in United Kingdom and other parts of Europe and America. These parts faced huge socio-economic changes because of industrial revolution, the practices which were done by human and animal before now shifted to mechanized labour. The need for exporting and importing generated the need for development of roads, canals and rails. The introduction to steam engine made the social practices change drastically as…show more content…
Highlighting the linkage of all living things, he was the first American ecologists in his books, and poems focused on two important things nature and life, in his most prominent and known works like “Walden or, Life in the Woods (1854)” and “Civil Disobedience” (Catherine, 2015). Thoreau spent two years of his life living in woods at Walden pound for self-realization and away from the materialist world near nature. In his essay named walking he says “Eastward I go only by force; but westward I go free…. Let me live where I will, on this side of city, on that the wilderness and I am ever leaving more and more” .By Hennery David Thoreau (cited in McKusick,…show more content…
“We go eastward to realise history and study work of art and literature, retracing, the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with sprit of enterprise and adventure”. Hennery David Thoreau (cited in McKusick, 2000). Thoreau clearly writes and describe the tradition of transcendentalist. Hence, the works of Thoreau were more related to enlighten and self-reliance, Living in woods he came closer and understood his need and what a person needs (McKusick, 2000). Hence Thoreau’s writings were revolutionary American romanticism, he in contrast to Emerson’s writing give a solid background and experimental proof in his writings, but his ideas of non-materialistic life and self-realization in “Walden” were often misunderstood for which he gave the reasons and the complexity of materialistic society with the enjoyment in nature he had while living in Walden, he thought from his revolutionary writings may be in future the society will learn and try to change rather than ending in the wilderness or due to extensive development (Ladd et al., 2010, Hay,

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