Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo I believe in this paragraph Thoreau is deputing what it means to grow and learn as an individual. In doing this, he emphasizes the natural aspects of life and how we can encourage ourselves to enhance our understandings and interpretations of what it means to live. He also seems […]
Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo This paragraph feels like it's reaching out to the readers and relating in a very personal way. Whether people find this negative or positive, you cannot deny the writing is purposefully trying to reach a wide variety of readers. for example, "trying to get into business and trying to […]
Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo I found it interesting how Thoreau suggests to readers that they should not play life or study it, but rather they should live it from beginning to end. He goes on to provide examples of choosing to live life instead of choosing to revolve your life around irrelevant things
Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo What a line—"Would they not be kinder if they employed themselves there?" Surely, the world would be better off if employers grasped their laborers' efforts. Would Thoreau still advocate for this in this day and age? Has much changed?
Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo In this paragraph, Thoreau discusses breadmaking fully. He experiments with other ingredients, such as Indian food and salt, but the results are not always good. He even forgets the guidelines once and ruins the yeast. But he realizes he doesn't need all those expensive things, and he can survive […]