that the great American government should. He wants to, get the whole and genuine meanness of it (Thoreau 235). Ross.,., Ross Jr,. Thoreau argues that government rarely proves itself useful and it derives its power from the majority because they are the strongest group not necessarily the best, most legitimate group.
Ross., Donald ; Ross Jr, Donald. This means that some things which we believe make our lives simpler actually make it more complicated. He has deeper thoughts. In conclusion, we find that Emerson and Thoreau have similar works in the aspects of simplicity, our soul, and our imagination. In addition to living simply, both men believe in the value of the soul.