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3.03 Walden Reading Questions
Answer the following questions in complete sentences (18 points).

1. Why did Thoreau go to Walden? too seak insite an inspiration to be in the same enviorment an have a likewise attitude 2. How did he want to live his life? simply. but also the way he though god would intend the people to live it
3. In the first paragraph you read, Thoreau says, “I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear…” In what ways might society “live what [is] not life”? becoming apart of the growing culture that is exspanding the nation for other recorses than to better the nation on its own as a country an her people within it
4. In the second paragraph you read, summarize the battle between the ants that Thoreau describes. it was a feeding frenzzy in a way. he describes it as an act of nature an shows how it is important to keep a open mind an show what your value of life is
5. Thoreau uses a metaphor at the end of the third paragraph you read: “never dreaming the while that he lives in the dark unfathomed mammoth cave of this world, and has but the rudiment of an eye himself.” What comparison is he making? he is making a comparison to what he has settled for in life compared to power hungry others who strive to outmatch there fellow man
6. In the fourth and fifth paragraphs you read, what are Thoreau’s views of the news and the mail? How might Thoreau have seen today’s society that is so obsessed with social media and 24 hours a day news channels? displeased in the way people have been sucked up by this controverse

7. In the last paragraph, what metaphor does Thoreau use in his comparison of time?

One of the themes has to do with living without luxuries, but its not that they are luxuries but that they are distractions.

8. One of the major themes in Romanticism is the power of nature. What power did Thoreau find in nature? the power of god.

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