Thursday, April 5, 2012
What was praiseworthy?
AP lang is supposed to focus more on rhetorical strategies, but the content was the best part of this book. Thoreau spends two years (two years!) in basically isolation. His persistence is admirable. That alone is a feat in itself, but Thoreau goes even further and maintains a positive outlook about the whole thing. He finds life lessons in every minute detail, which admittedly gets annoying after a while, but the fact is that he never lost hope. In a society like today, very few people could do such a task. Being used to action filled, cry-your-heart-out, drama heavy plot lines, this was a nice change.