In the first paragraph of “Conclusion” in Walden, how does Thoreau explain his departure from the woods?

He explains that he left the woods because he had nothing left to write about.
He views his departure as a rejection of the idea of living in nature.
He explains that he left because he was no longer comfortable in the woods.
He explains his departure as the movement from one part of his life to another.

2 Answer

  • The Last Question: He Explains his departure as the Movement from one part of his Life to another.
  • Thoreau ends the paragraph with the sentence "The universe is wider than our views of it" after describing the different parts of lives of bison and wild-goose that how the creatures move around the nature. Therefore, it doesn't have to be staying at one place without scattering your parts of life to the nature. The correct answer is the last option.