Posted in: Choate RH 2022 In reply to Max. What do you think those things are (i.e. "what is truly important and meaningful in life"), what Thoreau elsewhere calls the bedrock of existence? What are they for Thoreau? What are they for you?
Posted in: Choate RH 2022 In reply to Cathy. Thanks for the comment Cathy. I know you've also been interested in Thoreau's engagement with "time." This passage also seems important for thinking about Thoreau's perspectives on time, particular the phrase, "which mere lapse of time can never make to dawn." Do you think Thoreau is […]
Posted in: Choate RH 2022 I find this a nice way to conclude the book. Thoreau recognizes that his ideas may not be easily comprehended by the average person, but he maintains that this is of little consequence. He sees the current moment as a turning point in human history, with the rising sun symbolizing […]
Posted in: Choate RH 2022 In this paragraph, Thoreau advocates for a profound shift in our values, urging us to abandon our superficial preoccupations with material possessions and societal expectations (again, with the social commentary). He posits that true fulfillment is found in the pursuit of a simpler existence, unbothered by the trappings of excess […]