"Meet Mr. Thoreau"



On July 4th 1845, Henry David Thoreau went to live on the shores of Walden Pond in search of the solitude he felt he needed to to "confront the essential facts of life." This project will require you to experience something that hasn't changed one bit since Thoreau's time: solitude.

This assignment requires each of you to experience solitude and then reflect on that experience.

In your journal, include also your own definition of "solitude." Is it the absence of something? The presence of something? Or what?

The length and character of your "solitude experience" should be shaped by your definition.

Be prepared to discuss your journal entry.

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