Analysis Of Henry David Thoreau 's Life At A Pond, Walden Pond And One Night

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Henry David Thoreau spent two years of his life at a pond, Walden Pond, and one night in jail, but they were very defining moments in his life. Thoreau’s writings are subjected mainly around the idea of reality and the idea of a higher power operating the universe. Thoreau not only wrote poems that make people think about the world in different views, but he opened one of the many doors to reality.
Thoreau went to the pond to get away, to find his peace of mind. While he lived at the pond, it seemed as if nature unlocked his mind and urged him into the natural reality of life in this world. “Yet before Thoreau became a transcendentalist, he was already inclined to a disposition that Emerson’s “Nature” more clarified him than introduced” (McGreal 372).
The most obvious of Thoreau’s themes is the idea that beyond reality, nature and human existence, there is a higher truth operating in the universe. Reality (nature in particular) symbolizes this higher truth, and particularly, the universal law may, to some degree, be comprehended by man. This idea is consistent the transcendental concept of the intense connectedness of God, man, and nature in the great individuality of the over soul. Thoreau was very optimistic and had faith in the absolutes and the workings of the universe. He believed the human mind could grasp the comprehension of what he was trying to bring about.
Thoreau expressed a clear vision of the unity of man, and heaven… “It is starting to think that the inference…

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