Self Reliance and Other Essays

How does the poet's view of nature differ from that of a woodcutter or property owner?


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Thoreau compares the woodcutter to the pond, citing that both have depth. In contrast, he believes that property ownership (materialism) has nothing to do with nature, and that it enslaves you.


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Thank you, apologies for my earlier inability to speak english and form a proper sentence.. :)