Walden Essays

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Analysis of Two Walden’s Books

Out of all the books that I could of wrote the book analysis over, I chose the book Walden Two by B.F. Skinner. I chose to read and analyze the book Walden Two, because I have heard a lot about it, and it sounded very interesting to me. Walden Two is a book about an […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1005 Topics: Behavior Modification, Behaviorism, Henry David Thoreau, Operant Conditioning, Walden

Sula and Walden Two Issue

By looking at attitudes towards sex and sexuality in a given community, one can begin to see what one generation passes down to the next. This highlights how personal ideas about sex and sexuality are constructs we receive from the ones who raise us. This glimpse into a community can tell us a lot about […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1284 Topics: Adolescence, Henry David Thoreau, Human Sexuality, Marriage, Walden
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Walden Journal Issues

Answer to question 1: Examples of Transcendentalism in Walden: Thoreau (the narrator of the story) decided to spend more time with himself instead of working hard to be, in conclusion, unfulfilled and reduced to a thing that lives a quiet, sad life. He describes the main necessities in life to be food (including water), shelter, […]

Pages: 2 Words: 504 Topics: Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The Walden’s Book Report

It is apparent with Thoreau’s desire to live in solitude for over two years to conduct an experiment on self-reliance, that his ideas on what can be a fulfilling life, or what the necessities of life are, were especially different than the other residents of Concord, as many did not understand why he would do […]

Pages: 1 Words: 406 Topics: Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Choices in Life in Walden

Every characteristic of our lives is chosen for us by society. From simple actions such as the clothes we wear, to decisions as monumental as the careers we pursue, we are not granted decisions to make, but social expectations to abide by. After over a decade of being taught what to think and how to […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1453 Topics: Capitalism, Civilization, Henry David Thoreau, Karl Marx, Walden

The Environment in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden

Environmentalism Henry David Thoreau was a master of the land around him. He knew every turn, tree, and every little thing about the forest and wilderness. He knew so much that “in his journal he says that he helped fugitive slaves get across Canada.” He was called the conductor of the underground railroads. Only because […]

Pages: 3 Words: 978 Topics: Henry David Thoreau, Natural Environment, Walden

Persona of Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was a very well noted transcendentalism philosopher, whom was born to a small middle-class family in concord, 1817. From there he attended Harvard in 1833; leading him to his life changing encounter with R. Emmerson. At that moment his realization not only changed the path of his life but impacted others as […]

Pages: 3 Words: 823 Topics: Henry David Thoreau, Walden

What does the Human Future Hold for Us?

Whether technology is to be embraced or if humans should strive for simplicity is constantly in the forefront of the human mind. One hundred and forty-nine years ago, when the first railroad was completed, a new technological era was beginning to start. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call to his assistant […]

Pages: 3 Words: 937 Topics: Human, Natural Environment, Nature, Sustainability, Walden

What is Penitent Magdalene

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks (Plutarch). The art Penitent Magdalene was painted by Tintoretto between 1598 and 1602. Tintoretto used loose brush work and vibrant colors. The painting Penitent Magdalene shows a woman looking up at the heavens and reveals a biblical moment in the life of Mary Magdalene. I […]

Pages: 2 Words: 505 Topics: Henry David Thoreau, Jesus, Walden

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