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"…living thus reserved and austere.."

WALDEN-GZQUCK

What is the significance of the following characterization?

...living thus reserved and austere, like a hermit in the woods, so long, it has acquired such wonderful purity.

A

The quote is characterizing life in the woods and next to Walden's Pond.

B

The quote appears to be characterizing Thoreau's view of himself but, in fact, ​it is characterizing the pond.

C

The quote is a reference to Thoreau's father who appears in the middle of the text.

D

The quote is Thoreau's depiction of the Canadian woodchopper.

E

The quote is referring to Emerson who owns the land Thoreau is living on.