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Walden

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Thoreau

Really, who else would it be? Walden is Thoreau's autobiography about living alone at Walden Pond, and he is unabashedly self-centered throughout the whole book. Even though he can be a little fussy, in the end, we're on his side.


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