Each initial post should be approximately 300 words in
length. Both Part 1 and Part 2 should be posted in the same response.
Part 1: Analyze the views of nature expressed by Emerson and
Thoreau in this week’s readings. Then compare and contrast them to one another.
You might also want to apply these themes of nature to overall thought of the
Transcendentalists as a genre or discipline.
Part 2: What does Thoreau think of his contemporaries in
"Civil Disobedience"? What in particular bothers him about them? Is
there any societal expectation, convention, or behavior that you feel you would
like to rebel against? Why?
Answer the higher order questions of how and why in
discussion responses. All discussions referring, responding, or relating to
works of literature must be accompanied by in text quotes (or paraphrases) and
cites. Please ensure you are properly quoting and citing in MLA format.
Remember if there is a citation on the Works Cited page that source must have
been used in the body of the forum post.
If there is an in text cite in the forum post, that source must be
listed on the Works Cited page. They go
together and one must accompany the other.