Where I Lived and What I Lived for (Ap English) Essay

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Where I Lived and What I Lived For Analysis Natalie Henry ____________________________ The location of Thoreau is identified, Walden Pond. It seems that it is implied that it is far from civilization. Thoreau continues to go into detail about why he chose this place to settle down- because he "wished to live deliberately". It seems that he does not want anything to be any more complicated than it really has to be. He believes deeply in simplicity. This process includes simplifying all possible necessities of life so that he could just live with no strings attached. It seems that he coincides with the fact stated that the world moves all to quickly, and it is better to remove al baggage and live life simply. Thoreau even believes that all that the newspapers report is old news. He tells that he wants to further explore "through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance." Through this process, he will find reality. He believes that real literature and only literature is the best way to be able to bring out the intellectual potential of humans. I agree with the views of Thoreau. I myself, try to live life in it's simplest form- although sometimes it is difficult to try and not get caught up in the baggage of every day life. The views of Thoreau are definitely innovative, to say the least. "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail"- Thoreau, "Where I lived, and What I lived For". Thoreau preaches to keep things at the simplest and it will be easiest for you to live your life the way that it is meant to be lived. It is hard to access reality when there are constant

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