Walden being an interesting book all readers don’t want to miss has been accruing several questions since its publication in 1854.

What best states the overall structure of Walden
What best states the overall structure of Walden

In this article, we shall be giving an answer to one of the most commonly asked questions in the novel. The question is: which best states the overall structure of Walden?

Nevertheless, we must take things gradually. For this reason, I will begin by letting you know certain fundamental details about the said book.

Book Title: Walden
Author: David Henry Thoreau
Year of Publication: The book was first published on August 9, 1854
Classification: The genre of the book is Nonfiction, more specifically – Memoir and autobiography
Major Theme: Self-Reliance

By now you should have seen the reason for the employment of these chronological procedures. A careful look at what seems to be the introductory part of this article will let you know several things about the novel, even though we have just started.

Most especially the theme. In view of this, I am sure you will get the idea of its structure as simple as you read on.

The Overall Structure Of Walden

David Thoreau’s Walden also known as Life in the Woods, has been said to be a transcendental piece, coming about through the combination of several essays.

Considering the introduction and conclusion of the text, Ross and Adams noted that the novel has two major climatic sequences. Both in revising mythologies, claimed that while the second part (chapter 17) was in the spring, the first part was concluded in The Ponds.

And as some reviewed, we heard two people speaking in the book; the first is Walden’s voice of an accomplished philosopher, and the other is his voice of an amateur naturalist.

This is to tell how creative Henry David was in his time. He wrote a book that appeared to have been written by two authors.

Looking at the author’s style of writing, a book cannot be more professionally written! Perhaps, so did it seem to many readers.

As seen in some of the lines of the author, the book is not in support of material things, rather, we were made to see the author as a non-materialistic character whose choice was eventually proven best.

Walden was written with the frequent use of direct comparison; metaphor, with several imagery-enhancing choices of words, causing readers to wish to read through all at a time.

Another thing to consider talking about the book’s structure is the tone of the writer. It is that of joy and great confidence.
The author had confidence in his ideologies, as obtained from the prose.

Themes of the Text

Having looked into some other parts of the prose, I think we should also consider checking this out because the theme alongside a few other elements shapes the structure of Walden, somewhat indirectly.

I will like us to consider just a few of the themes, including:

  • One of the most significant themes of the text preaches the fact that fulfillment actually does not cost anything. Just as seen in the text, David believed in himself, enjoyed his independence (which many in the modern world will see as loneliness), and was determined to make it, until his stay finally paid off. The other part of the book was said to be been completed in the city, after the knowledge and experience he has had in his house on the woodland his mentor gave him, Ralph Emerson gave him.
  • The comparison between the city or modern life and the non-materialistic life shows us that simple life, though worth it, can also be challenging. Going quite beyond the literary sense, this means that we should all put more effort into whatever it is we find ourselves doing individually.
  • The comparison between the city or modern life and the non-materialistic life shows us that simple life, though worth it, can also be challenging. Going quite beyond the literary sense, this means that we should all put more effort into whatever it is we find ourselves doing individually.
  • Self-Reliance. If there is any theme in the said text that should not be omitted, it is this. Without asking anyone for a dime, Thoreau kept trying and knew he could do it alone. The author experienced every bit of the consequences of relying on one’s self, yet he did, as portrayed enjoy the stay. Several destructive critics have had to criticize him for this.

Nevertheless, just as we would never think in the same way, many others appreciated this work of the award-winning American transcendentalist essayist, David Henry Thoreau.

Walden is a good book you do not want to miss. I would advise if you have not already done that, you go to the internet or a nearby bookshop and get yourself a hard or soft copy of the book, one of David Henry’s greatest works of all time.

With this, I am sure you should have understood not only the overall structure of Walden, but also the themes, and other elements of the piece. The structure, as gathered from sources, is majorly based on climatic sequences.

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