Assignment 2 - Thinking as a Hobby and In the Laboratory...

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“Thinking as a Hobby” and “In the Laboratory with Agassiz” Thinking is more like a game. As the gamer begins the game and moves from one level to another, the thinker also starts to thinking and moves from one level to another. In “Thinking as a Hobby” by William Golding, William categorizes thinking into three simple levels. When William was a little boy he “didn’t think, wasn’t thinking, and couldn’t think”, he was just not able to interpret what his teachers wanted from him. The term thinking was first introduced before him by his headmaster of his grammar school assuming that the students including William would be excited and ask questions to the headmaster, but this was not true in William’s case. For instance, when William saw the three statuettes on his headmaster’s study table, he interpreted the statuettes as: “a lady wearing nothing but a bath towel and seemed frozen in an eternal panic; a naked, muscular gentleman, who sat, looking down, with chin on his fist and his elbow on his knee as utterly miserable; and a statuette of a leopard, ready to spring down as victim’s last, despairing cry”. Samuel H. Scudder, at start, also had a similar problem which he explains in his article “In the Laboratory with Agassiz”. Samuel wished to study zoology,
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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Assignment 2 - Thinking as a Hobby and In the Laboratory...

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