Walden Essay | Cutting the Darkness in Walden

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Cutting the Darkness in Walden

Summary: This is a discussion of Henry David Thoreau's experiences and thoughts in his book Walden. The emphasis is on his darker views, and the essay's author's personal relation to those.
In Walden Henry David Thoreau speaks about his experience of walking home at night in the woods in chapter eight, "The Village."   This experience is one which is metaphorical, and represents the wondering he experienced within his soul while walking home at night.  Thoreau believes that we are all lost within ourselves and our inner souls, and we are wondering around within them in search of our destination.

Life is never completely planned out, the unexpected is constantly happening and plans can be changed in an instant.  Thoreau's experience in the woods shows humans are almost hidden in the darkness, let loose into the world with aspirations of success, when in the end we all come to the same demise.  Living life is almost the same as wondering around in the pitch black woods, you don't know where you are going or where you have...

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