Henry David Thoreau’s writings were influenced by the way he lived his life. He was considered by many people to be different because he wanted to be on his own most of the time. (Olson). Due to this, he did not interact well with others in social situations, which often made people angry with him (Olson). He also never had a steady profession, never married, and was always moving from home to home (Olson). All of this was connected to Thoreau’s impulse to reach simplicity. Thoreau went to Harvard University, where he studied to be a teacher. When he graduated, he started a journ...
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