In Class Essay

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Igor Vasconcellos

Withdrawal from society

In where I lived and what I lived for the tell us that for many years Henry thoreau amateur naturalist thought of buying a farm in the concord countryside. But he instead avoided purchasing a farm because it would inevitably tie him down financially and complicate his life. And all that is the real value to the individiual in living on a farm, close, personal, contact with the spiritually and influences of nature. Henry thoreau specially enjoyed his morning at walden pond. He found each one to be a '' a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and may sound innocence, but '' as he bathed in the pond, he was both physically and spiritually invigorated,he realized that he was truly awakening to not only the day, but to life itself. Thoreau’s building of a house on Walden Pond is, for him, a miniature re-enactment of God’s creation of the world. He describes its placement in the cosmos, in a region viewed by the astronomers, just as God created a world within the void of space. He says outright that he resides in his home as if on Mount Olympus, home of the gods. He claims a divine freedom from the flow of time, describing himself as fishing in its river. Thoreau's point in all this talk is not to inflate his own personality to godlike heights but rather to insist on everyone's divine ability to create a world. In these other novel wrote by Thomas Merton the rain that he mentions ''is not like in the cities it is fills in the woods with an immense and confused sound''. It covers the flat roof of the cabin and its porch with insistent and controlled rhythms. Just like Thoreau , Thomas wishes to live in the perfect simplicity and more close to the what God's perfect creation the nature. The author makes a comparison with Thoreau's novel '' Thoreau sat in his cabin and criticized the railways. I sit in mine and wonder about a world that has, well, progressed.'' Thomas mention about the Philoxenos that is ''a Syrian who had fun in the sixth century, without benefit of appliances, still less of nuclear deterrents'' . Philoxenos in his on poverty to dwellers in solitude, says that there is no