The Pond of in Winter (Walden) (The pond (Thoreau goes to see how deep…
The Pond of in Winter (Walden)
Thoreau wake up one day feeling as if he was trying to find the answer to a question in his sleep.
Thoreau feels that nature puts out no questions and answers none that people ask which quenches this odd feeling.
Thoreau went out to find water an when he looked into the water he realized that it looks like heavens and that "heaven is under our feet." This shows the sense of amazement Thoreau feels for the pond even if it was frozen.
Men would come in the morning to fish and don't follow the rules of the town.
Thoreau notices that one of the fishermen ties his line around a stick to prevent it from falling and ties it to a leaf in order to see if he caught anything.
Thoreau goes to see how deep Walden is so he uses a cod-line tied to a stone and sticks it through a hole in the ice.The pond is 102 feet at its deepest which he finds very interesting.
Thoreau believes that if the Pond was drained of all its water it would look somewhat like a meadow.
Thoreau believes that the ocean isn't as large it seems which is interesting since most Transcendentalists such as Emerson see bodies of water as the immortal endless thing.
Thoreau believes that the water is the warmest in the winter and the coldest in the summer.
Thoreau measures many areas and discoveries that the bottom is flat.
The greatest depth is when the diameter of the largest width of of pond tend to intersect.
Thoreau tests his depth theory with White Pond and is a little bit wrong.
Laws of nature
If everyone knew the laws of nature then we wouldn't need to know once however we can't understand the world as a whole.
Through the depth of the pond Thoreau draws a similarity that the depth of a man is discovered through his external features.
The ice men
Some ice men would not take pieces of ice which were set as the warmest part of Walden.
The men show Thoreau a hole where they believe that the water flows into into a meadow
Cutting into the ice is wrong since it is taking away chunks of the pond.
Thoreau compare ice and water to intellect and emotions since they are so different.