Review of Walden by Henry David
Walden pdf free download was written by Henry David on August 19, 1854. He was himself an institution. He proves himself as an essayist, poet, philosopher and a transcendentalist. He served the literary world with his plenty of great works like his books Walden and a reflection upon simple living in surroundings. His essay “Civil Disobedience” has worked well for him.
Thoreau’s experience during his two years, two months and two days in a wardrobe he built near Walden Pond among the woods built by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau used this time to write his first book, A Week on Concord and Merrimack Rivers. The sentiment later inspired Walden, where Thoreau presses time into a single calendar year and uses four-season roles to illustrate human progress. This book can be seen as an art of doing work, a sign of how easy it is to find the four necessities of life. Once he found it, he believed that people should then focus their efforts on their growth. By focusing on nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more accurate understanding of society through self-understanding.
Simple and self-fulfilling lives were not Thoreau’s other goals, and the rest of the project was inspired by the transcendentalist philosophy, the basic theme of the American Romantic Period. Thoreau makes accurate scientific observations of nature and the use of metaphors and poetry of nature. He identifies many plants and animals with their popular and scientific names, records in detail the color and clarity of different bodies of water, precise dates and describes the frosting and submersion of the lake, and recounts his experiments to measure the depth and shape of the so-called “infinite” Walden Pond.
According to me, the best chapters of the book focus on the middle to the end, where he grows up and adapts to the Walden environment and notices things about himself, not his neighbours, which is very important. The book begins more after Reading. you can get the epub free download from below: