In class today we read the introduction to Henry David Thoreau's Walden. I had never read this book before, and if Fitz didn't make us read it, I'll would've probably read it when I'm 40. Even though I haven't read any book like this before, especially with Thoreau's writing, I started reading with an open mind. My first impressions was that found it interesting how open, and voice he was, with VERY strong opinions that he has. I also liked how he stated that he targets Walden to people who, overall, haven't made the most of their lives, and are working like 'machines'. His robust opinions are what shape the introduction, it gives the reader a sneak peak of what he's going to read. It was his way of saying, if you don't like it, don't read it. I already feel that like this book. Just because of the fact that, Thoreau makes it so easy to get his point across, while other writers will dilly dally around the point they are trying to make.
I am excited to see how Walden will effect my life, and my mentality toward other things (my elders). Hopefully I can have the intellect to pick up what Thoreau is putting down.