Walden - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Thoreau describes the onset of winter. He begins with a reference to October on the opening page of the chapter; alluding to such recognizable images of the approach of winter as chestnuts piled in storage. He writes about the signs of winter that he observed, including the changing shades and colors of trees. Thoreau compares the array of colors in the trees with paintings in an art gallery where the "manager" in charge of changing the art is presumably nature itself; a force that Thoreau often personifies in Walden.

Having discussed the changes prevalent in nature as the winter approaches, Thoreau explains the precautions that he took in preparation for the harsh New England weather. He mentions that he built a chimney, studying masonry to do so, and moreover, plastered the house, although he never thought the house looked as good after it was plastered...

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