Thoreau - Arsh Chopra A Simple Life Henry David Thoreau was...

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Arsh Chopra A Simple Life Henry David Thoreau was a transcendentalist of the 19 th century. Transcendentalism is a belief that means to rise above society and to see past life as it was. He believed and supported the ideas of anarchy, loss of materialism, and individualism. Also, Thoreau believed in living deliberately, or with a purpose. During his time, he was not well supported by his contemporaries, but today his thinking is seen as important. Thoreau once refused to pay his poll tax, since he did not vote, and was put into jail for a night. His views came mainly through studies of Ralph Waldo Emerson and his ideas. During his life, Henry David Thoreau had many views that were looked down upon by the people of his time, but nevertheless his ideas are significant. “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” The quote above was said by Henry David Thoreau in an excerpt from his writing
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