In this excerpt from Walden by Henry David Leroux what can be inferred about where transcendentalist thinker searched for divinity?

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself. I have been as sincere a worshiper of Aurora as the Greeks. I got up and bathed in the pond; that was a religious exercise, and one of the best things which I did. They say that characters were engravenbon the bathing tub of king tchingthang to this effect: “renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again. I can understand that. Morning brings back the heroic ages. I was as much affected by the faint hum of a mosquito making it’s in visible and unimaginable tour through my apartment at earliest Dan, when I was sitting with the door and windows open, as I could be by any trumpet that ever saying of fame. It was homers Requiem; it’s self in Iliad and Odyssey in the air, singing its own wrath and wanderings. There was something cosmical about it; a standing advertisement, Till forbidden, of the everlasting vigor and fertility of the world. The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour.

A. Government and society
B. Nature and humanity
C. Religious tradition and doctrine
D. Family and friends

2 Answer

  • Answer: C)


    • He searched it in tradition and rituals that are making his life better. He is describing his morning ritual and religious exercise that he was practicing which is bathing in the pond and that was the best thing that he did. Morning to him is representing heroic ages which he was worshiping. It is also representing to him a moment of awakening and simplicity and it was bringing him peace.

    The symbolism of the morning in literature is representing often new beginning, new hope and also better transformations.

  • Answer:

    b) Nature and humanity