Why did Thoreau choose to live alone at Walden Pond for two-and-a-half years?
- Why did Thoreau choose to live alone at Walden Pond for two-and-a-half years?
What was Thoreau’s critique on labor and industrialization?
Do you perceive Thoreau’s life on Walden Pond as self-sufficient and sustainable? Why or why not?
Discussion Questions for Dr. Brett Bodily’s “Blue Milk,” pp. 3-7, from Our Finite Bounty:
Briefly explain the phenomenon of “blue milk” in 19 th century America. How has industrialization affect U.S. milk consumption over the years? According to the author, what is the benefit of consuming raw milk from a local, trusted source? Along with the “Walden” excerpt, what are some consequences from industrialization?