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Henry David Thoreau

Summary: Provides biographical detail on the life of writer/philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Examines his body of work. Compares him to his contemporaries.
A significant philosopher of the Romantic Period, Henry David Thoreau unconventionally sets out to find true meaning in humanity by uncovering simplistic aspects of life that are often overlooked. A fellow philosopher and close friend of Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "the invisible mark of wisdom is to find the miraculous in the common." Driven by his ambition to seek out the meaning of Emerson's words, he establishes a home in the woods, away from the pressures of society. In the woods, he finds comfort in solitude and the harvesting of an odd crop; beans. In the end, he leaves the woods behind and once again commences a new chapter of his life, leaving those who read his legacy with an unforgettable sense of enlightenment.

As a philosophical thinker, Thoreau finds it valuable that he forms his own opinions away from the rest of society and the...

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