Posted by Julie on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 8:00pm.
I'm reading Thoreau's "Where I lived and What I lived For-"Solitude and Conclusion."
I don't understand how to answer this question.
What does he compare man and his life to?
English - Writeacher, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 8:02pm
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English-Please check? - Julie, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 8:07pm
After I posted the question I went back and reread the one part. Does he compare man and himself to ants and like pygmies we fight with cranes?
Correct or not?
English - Writeacher, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 8:16pm
Yes, I think you're right:
"Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness. Our life is frittered away by detail."
English - Julie, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 8:18pm
Thank you-I reposted a new post so please disregard it-thank you again
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