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  • Comment on Higher Laws by Brian Lange
    Posted in: General Discussion [No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature, which holds its life by the same tenure that he does. ] Considering Thoreau's statements in the first paragraph of this section, how can he revere attitudes and actions which he also labels as inhumane?
  • Comment on Visitors 1-11 by Nicole Callahan
    Posted in: General Discussion [He interested me because he was so quiet and solitary and so happy withal; a well of good humor and contentment which overflowed at his eyes. ] This passage thoroughly debases any belief of misanthropy on Thoreau's part. Any time Thoreau is given the chance to relay information about friends, it's […]
  • Comment on Economy 71-81 by Julia McGaugh
    Posted in: General Discussion [my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.] I find this line so important in our study of Thoreau. No person is without fault, and we often take any flaw or inconsistency in his argument first, as a flaw in his character, and second, to discount his […]