March 15, 2005

Thorough Thoureau reading

While reading Solitude, I felt as though I was in solitude. There was so much imagery that I felt like I was there. I like how Thoureau reflected on the characters life so smoothly. He states that being alone is sometimes better than being around others, which I sometimes find to be very true.

I like Thoureau's writing style to a certain extent. Some of the things he mentions seem to jump out at me. One sentence I really enjoyed from this reading was, "I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude," and "We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are." Wow, he really tells it like he feels it, and that is a great thing to be able to express in writing.

I really liked the imagery in the fourth chapter, Sounds. I found it interesting how he cleans his floors. He takes everything outside, throws water on it and sand on it from the pond and scrubs it down. He uses what he calls solitude not only to help him think, but to help him clean as well. I also noticed that he calls the woods, "my woods" as if they are noone elses. Also, it Solitude he does the same thing. He says that he knows when he had visitors because the grass is walked on or pulled out--it's as if the whole woods surrounding where he lives are his, but he doesn't really seem to mind sharing it (these are the feelings I get from the reading).

Posted by Anne Stadler at March 15, 2005 08:45 PM | TrackBack
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