walden q and a

Please answer these questions on the book Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. These questions are for my final assignment and can really help me get an A in the class so please answer them as sufficiently and efficiently as possible. Cite the pages and please watch plagiarism as the professor is really sensitive on the matter. Thank you!

A. Why does Thoreau defend the use of the first person (“I”) in his book?

B. What does he mean by “The Mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”?

C. What does he have to say about the elders’ advice to the young?

D. What does he mean by saying “There are nowadays professors of philosophy, but not philosophers”?

E. What is Thoreau’s attitude about accumulation of wealth and what are the reasons for this position?

F. Why did Thoreau leave the woods?

G. How do the themes of simplicity and nature play in Thoreau’s philosophy?

H. Why does Thoreau criticize most academic learning?

I. Does Thoreau want people to copy his way of living?

J. According to him, what is the purpose of philosophy?

K. Why does it consider it a “misfortune” for some of his townsmen to have inherited farms?

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