Nature In Walden, And Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden'

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Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” demonstrates how nature can help the man live without any technology invented by then and how important is to discover yourself and separate from your agglomerate society and daily routine. Thoreau wants to show to his readers the possibility of overcoming the necessities of materialistic society that prevent people to live closely to the nature. On the other hand Jack London’s “In a far country “ demonstrates that nature is indifferent to men. Also this short story describes nature as an obstacle for those who want to perform a certain goal. In the first chapter “Economy“ the author explain his reasons to going and living at Walden pond. He urges that nature is everywhere, that a man should focus…show more content…
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. (Economy.9) this sentence urges that most of the people seem to be happy with their life but they are not. They are the slaves of a daily routine, of the society and they work for luxuries that they never afford. Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hinderances to the elevation of mankind. (Economy.19). Besides the fact that the people are attract by luxuries and ”comforts” these things distract them from spiritual development. The people become unconscious and don’t realize which are their real needs and which are just desires. For a decent living as Thoreau says a man needs just „food, shelter, clothing and fuel ”. This are the most important necesities, the other things named luxuries makes the man happy just for a period of time and can be just desires. What the man really needs is to discover himself, he needs self- reliance he needs to separate for the materialistic world and to live in harmony with nature. About the man and the natural world the author speaks in the chapter „ Where I Lived, and What I Lived for”. Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails. (Where I Lived.22). The author explains that he went to woods to ”live deliberately”, and this sentence explains that Nature ca inspire us and teach us how to do
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