Posted in: General Discussion Every day or two I strolled to the village to hear some of the gossip which is incessantly going on there, circulating either from mouth to mouth, or from newspaper to newspaper, and which, taken in homœopathic doses, was really as refreshing in its way as the rustle of leaves and […]
Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo This section reminded me of a conversation we had in class. Specifically after reading an article about how novels will never be obsolete, rather than transform into new identities (such as ebooks) but that the actual value of reading will never cease.
Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo "I sometimes dream of a larger and more populous house, standing in a golden age, of enduring materials, and without ginger-bread work, which shall still consist of only one room, a vast, rude, substantial, primitive hall..." For me, Thoreau seems to be over idealizing minimalism. This is not to […]
Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo I quite enjoy how Thoreau seems to personify nature. He writes "you here see perchance how blood vessels are formed," when referring to the streams he is observing. In his Walden, it seems to work as a meticulous collection of his stream of consciousness. Its quite intriguing, especially after […]
Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo There is such a comfort found in comfortable silence. When Thoreau writes "our intercourse was altogether one of unbroken harmony, far more pleasing to remember that if it had been carried on speech" I can't help but interpret and analyze this as his way of expressing his take on […]