SAT Reading Drill 1.2 Determining central ideas and themes

The passage theme. What's it all about? Thoreau wants simplicity in life. ("Simplify, simplify.") The world is overly complex, materialistic. A move to the woods made his life worth living.

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is toe literally shout their name Simplicity simplicity simplicity anyway

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yes hdtvs ultimate point is that people should live simply

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He goes to the woods in orderto live a simple

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life and focus solely on what was called oh yeah

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living all his criticism of modern convenience and iphones And

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why max and driverless cars yeah is based around the

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fact that it unnecessarily complicates life Throw isn't concerned about

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safety in this passage He's worried about the spiritual danger

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is not the physical one So yeah toss eh After

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all if you were worried about physical dangers silently probably

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spend some time talking about how to avoid bears and

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wolves while living simply in the woods you know without

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a gun also throw himself moved to the woods But

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while he never attack city life specifically so goodbye be

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it may be hard to live simply in a city

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but throws criticizing convenience not apartments Nor is he concerned

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about saving nature from technology So goodbye See his argument

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runs that modern conveniences are bad for people not nature

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Of course nobody ever showed throw a youtube video of

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a sad polar bear riding a tiny iceberg out to 00:01:24.946 --> [endTime] sea