Walden by Thoreau

'Walden', by Henry Thoreau is narrative depicting two years of Thoreaus' life that he spent in his own captivity. Thoreau purposely withdrew himself from the routine life of the 1840's, and lived in a modest cabin in the woods with the absolute bare minimum to survive. While reading through the numerous chapters, a flood of egotistic presentations were identified. Thoreau was on an arrogant rampage to claim that the rest of society was inept at sustaining their own lives in a satisfactory way.

Below is an example of his egotistical depictions. Thoreau was talking about reading and its importance and stated this:

"I aspire to be acquainted with wiser men than this our Concord soil has produced, whose names are hardly known here".

" It is not all books that are as dull as their readers. There are probably words addressed to our condition exactly, which, if we could really hear and understand.....".

The feelings that flow from his words are that of disdain.


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