Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Introspective Glimpse Into Thoreau

Please respond, individually, to the following prompts. When you are finished, please ask a question. As you are writing your discussion thread, make sure to use specifics from the text to back up your responses and to keep questioning, challenging other people's thinking. I would like our discussion to talk not only about the text, but its application to contemprorary society.

Please write your favorite quote and analyze its significance. (What intrigues you about Thoreau's perspective of living?) Also, Thoreau went to Walden to find out what was necessary in life and what could be done without-he claims a more fulfilling life is simpler. Do you agree? Leave us with an interpretative or critical level question.