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  • Comment on Solitude by Nat Hilts
    Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 In this paragraph Thoreau reflects on his positive experiences of being alone, expressing the fact that he likes it better than socializing in general. He moves from this into his theory of solitude not being measured by physical space but by one's perception, using the example of the farmer […]
  • Comment on Conclusion 1-9 by Alexandra Welker
    Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made.] I have mixed emotions about this sentence. Partly because of how I have been raised. I understand that you need to take care and worry about you. Make yourself a priority. But I do […]
  • Comment on Economy 71-81 by Maya Garde
    Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [Which would have advanced the most at the end of a month,—the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this,—or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute […]
  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 13-23 by Jennifer Lew
    Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 Especially in modern day there is such a push to complete tasks and to worry about trivial problems. I definitely agree that we shouldn't be letting societal pressures have as much of an impact our lives. Sometimes we should have time to take a deep breath and appreciate life […]
  • Comment on Economy 71-81 by Adriana Straughter
    Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 I find it interesting that Thoreau speaks on the financial issues of college that is still talk about today. Not only is he talking about money he speaks on the education and how certain students get different courses. Being taught the wrong idea, not being taught actual knowledge that […]