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  • Comment on Conclusion 1-9 by Juliet Hassenberg
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond I find it interesting how Thoreau states here that it is not necessary to oppose society just for the sake of it, but that it comes down to one's personal beliefs and what is best for the individual and the soul
  • Comment on Conclusion 1-9 by Callie Guo
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond [ I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one.] I agree with the idea that by saying he could […]
  • Comment on Conclusion 10-19 by Amy Chitnumsab
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond The message of this paragraph is that people are living dull lives and don't have an appreciation for life anymore because they have lost hope in changing it.¬† Thoreau makes some references to religion with "sermons" and "psalm" to show that people sing these words of praise […]
  • Comment on Conclusion 1-9 by Bella B
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond [I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one.] I really loved these lines - I found them extremely powerful […]
  • Comment on Conclusion 1-9 by Angelina Tang
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond I thought that splitting this word into two was interesting. When something is referred to as extravagant, it means that it's fancy or special, which is how Thoreau saw nature while at Walden. But, the word "vagant" is a person who wanders around and has no specific […]

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