Wednesday, September 7, 2011


First off i think this sentence in the first paragraph "To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men" will play importance roll though out this paper. I think what it is trying to say is, search down deep in your heart and follow what you think is correct, this would be the universal truth for all men. In 49 Emerson says "So God has armed youth and puberty and manhood no less with its own piquancy and charm, and made it enviable and gracious and its claims not to be put by, if it will stand by itself. Do not think the youth has no force, because hecannot speak to you and me" I believe he is saying here that God has placed charm on the people and that charm will stand on its own.

Later on around line 74 he talks about how a man shouldnt become a nonconformist. As we see with the other paper we have read this week, about the man going along with the mob. I think what Emerson is trying to tell people in his time, to not be part of that mob. That you are charming person find the truth in your heart and be able to stand on your own two feet!

Im going to be honest with you, these last 2 papers really heavent been my strong suit. Im trying to reading them to understand them, but to me they just seem like he walking around the elephant in the room! Just come out and say stand up for yourself, dont just follow the group. Which my parents and im sure yours have told you the samething. so i am really trying to put in the effort to really understand them when im reading them on my own. But i feel like i get a better understanding on the readings when we go over them in class, because you and my other classmates my point out things ive missed when reading it. Which as i hope this class goes along i can get better at for myself so my blogs quality will go up. thats my personal goal for this semester

its hard for me to come up with questions because im just confused by the way he wrote this, my reading conprehension is very low for this type of writing. im really sorry

1 comment:

  1. Don't be sorry! I'm with you on this one. I think our in class discussion will really be helpful for this reading assignment, and I agree that it has been for our other assignments so far.

    Gong on what you said about the authors maybe being a little more straight forward on what they have to say: Do you think Emerson probably did do that a little bit better than Hawthorne? His writing seemed, to me at least, more like a lecture as opposed to a lesson tied up in a story like Hawthorne's work.