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Henry David Thoreau

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Title: Henry David Thoreau


1
Henry David Thoreau
2
The Contemplative Life
  • Thoreau still touches American readers because he
    speaks to our need to go to the woods, if not
    permanently, then at least occasionally. He
    speaks to our contemplative side.

3
A Sense of Humor
  • Thoreau wrote to a friend that he had a library
    of 900 volumes, over seven hundred of which I
    wrote myself.

4
A Night in Jail
  • Thoreau to Emerson The question is not what I
    am doing in here, but what are you doing out
    there?

5
Walden Pond
  • It becomes necessary for humans to return to
    simpler ways to listen once again to the voice
    within themselves.

6
An American Classic
  • Walden is a work of philosophy, one of the
    greatest that America has produced, and by far
    the most widely read.

7
Replica of Thoreaus Cabin
  • Thoreaus masterpiece is a Transcendental
    blueprint for returning to simpler ways, a
    guidebook to attaining the good life

8
A Reminder
  • The power of Walden is that it reminds us of what
    we already know.

9
Summary
  • Thoreau is one of those who deny societys
    definition of a successful life, one of those who
    refuse to lead lives of quiet desperation.
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