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  • Comment on House-Warming 10-19 by Cindy Castillo
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo This section reminded me of a conversation we had in class. Specifically after reading an article about how novels will never be obsolete, rather than transform into new identities (such as ebooks) but that the actual value of reading will never cease.
  • Comment on House-Warming 1-9 by Cindy Castillo
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo "I sometimes dream of a larger and more populous house, standing in a golden age, of enduring materials, and without ginger-bread work, which shall still consist of only one room, a vast, rude, substantial, primitive hall..." For me, Thoreau seems to be over idealizing minimalism. This is not to […]
  • Comment on Spring 1-13 by Cindy Castillo
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo I quite enjoy how Thoreau seems to personify nature. He writes "you here see perchance how blood vessels are formed," when referring to the streams he is observing. In his Walden, it seems to work as a meticulous collection of his stream of consciousness. Its quite intriguing, especially after […]
  • Comment on The Ponds 1-17 by Cindy Castillo
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo There is such a comfort found in comfortable silence. When Thoreau writes "our intercourse was altogether one of unbroken harmony, far more pleasing to remember that if it had been carried on speech" I can't help but interpret and analyze this as his way of expressing his take on […]
  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 1-12 by Cindy Castillo
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo In this section, Thoreau writes "As long as possible live free and uncommitted. It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or the county jail."I am just a bit hesitant in to what he is actually referring to in this portion of the text. At […]

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