Unformatted text preview: destroy something so innocent? It is a utopia, and yet humans feel compelled to destroy even the most pristine of places. Walden’s use of ‘desperation’ as opposed to another, less powerful word helps to emphasize how hopeless he felt towards Americans choosing conformity. He feels that people, by choosing pursuit of material goods, are completely missing out on the vastly more important aesthetic values, such as the appreciation of nature....
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- Spring '11
- American Literature, Thought, everyday human life