Walden Literary Analysis.

Henry David Thoreau is well-known for his
philosophical reflections and transcendental conclusions which are better seen
in his famous book “Walden” which was written in Boston in 1854. He focused his
book on a way of life in simple living in natural surroundings. The writer
believed in the fact that such a way of life could lead to spiritual
independence and development, to new discoveries of an inner world of a man. Thoreau
had a strong inspiration for such thoughts already during his stay at his
friend’s place near Walden Pond and later he could not forget this experience
which made him write a book with the same name – “Walden”.

He felt a constant connection with nature, its
initial influence on any human being. He paid much attention to the observation of nature, symbolic meanings
of things, philosophical descriptions. It all influenced the language of his
books and especially “Walden” which is
full of metaphors and thoughtful sayings. The most famous quotations from
“Walden” very often contain metaphors which make us search for new meanings in
his profound phrases. Every Walden Literary Analysis is connected with its rich
metaphorical background showing the mysterious and simple beauty of this book.

Philosopher imagines our lives as four seasons of
nature and they are to symbolize human development. We begin our happy
childhood in the spring of life, then we blossom and cherish the sparkling
beauty of our summer period. Then we proceed to autumn, fruitful prosperous
season, and open ourselves to new horizons as parents of our own children. Then
we have to face winter with its white wisdom and inevitability, we watch the
fall of last leaves on trees of our lives and welcome new spring of our
grandchildren. It is a long natural circle of life. And only nature helps us to
understand the sense of its easy and meaningful flow of these seasons. Thoreau
tends to persuade people to accept life as it is and become happy. He wrote: “However
mean your life is, meet it and live it” and “Live in each season as it passes;
breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the
influence of the earth.”

The writer appreciates loneliness and finds that
a real solitude in nature is more pleasant then loneliness among companions if his
heart is not open to them. Escaping
society is equal to

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