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Walden-tone essays In Walden, Henry David Thoreau’s tonehis attitude towards the subject, has two aspects. His attitude towards nature was a positive one of respect and amazement. His attitude towards the reader, the general public, or the average citizen changes through the course of the work from pitying to criticizing to reassuring and advising. Thoreau viewed nature as a teacher; he did, after all, journey to Walden pond to “front only the essential facts of life and learn what (nature) had to teach.”(66) This attitude that nature is the teacher and we are the students continued throughout Thoreau’s tale. Thoreau explained that men go into the world “at first as a hunter, a fisher until at last.he distinguishes his proper objects, as a poet or naturalist. The mass of men are still and always young in this respect” (149). He depicted nature in a How relevant is the Cochrane Database of Systematic tone; he had good things to say about both the phases of the day and the seasons of the Ideal Citizen - Akea Payton Citizenship. He describe the morning, “the most memorable season of the day”(64) and the “delicious evening” (90). He depicted the “gentle rain” that “watered his plants”(92) and some of his “most enjoyable hours”, occurring “during the long rainstorms in spring or fall”(93). In the winter he “weathered some merry snowstorms and spent some cheerful winter evenings by his fireside while the snow whirled without.” (172) Spring was the “phenomenon that is more exhilarating” than any other season because “Walden lives again”.(205) Thoreau depicted nature with a tone of wonder and amazement. He felt that nobody could fully comprehend nature’s role in life. He said that we know only “a few of nature’s laws” (194), and that, with A Reflection of the Difference Between High School and to the wonders of nature, “nobody knows, but many pretend to know.”(124) He approached nature as a divine presence on earth, comparing various trees to “temples” and “round tables of the gods”. He compared berries .