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Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau

This paper provides a discussion of the critique of capitalism and industrialism provided respectively by Herman Melville in “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids” and Henry David Thoreau in Walden.
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Herman Melville Henry David Thoreau Introduction The eighteenth century Industrial Revolution and the rise ofcapitalism gave way to a number of critiques of the detrimental impact ofthese forces on human nature and society In Herman Melville's TheParadise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids the author demonstratesthe disparities in lifestyle between owner and working classes and thedeadening impact of industrial labor on the human soul In Walden HenryDavid Thoreau provides a sometimes hostile and scathing examination of thesocial conventions and values associated

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