Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels. ] Here, Thoreau makes the shift from experience to theory. He moves from speaking about the simple path he wore through the trees from his cabin […]
Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [ Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.] Thoreau seems to move up one level of abstraction here when he gets me, as a reader, to theorize about thought. I really liked this quote because […]
Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [There are none happy in the world but beings who enjoy freely a vast horizon] Earlier in this paragraph Thoreau talks about the pasture being enough for his imagination. He enjoys his sense of freedom. It makes him happy he feels that none are happier than those who enjoy […]
Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [It was suggestive somewhat as a picture in outlines. ] This line in this paragraph also describes his complete and utter pleasure with his work. His previous home was like an artists work that seemed to be missing something. His new home however he felt was perfect and complete.