Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [They never molested me seriously, though they bedded with me; and they gradually disappeared, into what crevices I do not know, avoiding winter and unspeakable cold.] Thoreaus language is very peculiar...during his time was this common?
Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [I was witness to events of a less peaceful character. One day when I went out to my wood-pile, or rather my pile of stumps, I observed two large ants, the one red, the other much larger, nearly half an inch long, and black, fiercely contending with one another. […]
Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 [The mice which haunted my house were not the common ones, which are said to have been introduced into the country, but a wild native kind (Mus leucopus) not found in the village. I sent one to a distinguished naturalist, and it interested him much. When I was building, […]
Posted in: ENGL 203 Geneseo F18 This claim of what is truly "civilized" in Thoreaus eyes pegs the reflection of nature itself. Thoreau feels not eating animals will show the true civilization of a group of people, however is this the true reflection of nature and it cycle?