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Thoreau's view of the rail road.

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Choose the BEST explanation of Thoreau’s purpose in referencing the railroad throughout the chapter "Sounds"?

A

The railroad is used to juxtapose the need to be content where an individual is and the need to experience the vastness of our existence.

B

The railroad is used to personify the human necessity of traveling and experiencing America’s landscape.

C

The elaborate descriptions of the tracks served to accentuate the journey that all Americans would soon be able to experience.

D

The railroad is used metaphorically, as a representation of the emerging economic system that was quickly changing the pace and values of America

E

The vivid imagery is used to allow the reader to observe the comforts and convenience the railroad would provide for the present and the future