Identify the thesis?http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/2349/....tgis is the site where the essay is... the essay name is going ou for a walk by max beerbohm its a very interesting essay, buh...

Identify the thesis?

http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/2349/....tgis is the site where the essay is...

the essay name is going ou for a walk by max beerbohm

its a very interesting essay, buh i'm having a hard time figuring out the thesis.... help!!!!

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It seems to me after reading the essay that the thesis is that there is a certain satisfaction in following one's own core values.  Regardless of what others may say, when core values are being upheld and honored, individuals can feel resolute about their decisions and beliefs.  There is a tone of responsiveness in the essay, almost as if the speaker has been inundated with suggestions that walking for walking's sake is beneficial.  These have been suggested on health reasons, psychological benefits, and social pressure.  Despite these suggestions, the speaker claims that his freedom and choice to not go for a walk is resolute in the face of such claims.  Even at the end of his essay, when he divulges that the essay was composed as a result of walk, notice his language:  "I am not one of those extremists who must have a vehicle to every destination. I never go out of my way, as it were, to avoid exercise. I take it as it comes, and take it in good part. That valetudinarians are always chattering about it, and indulging in it to excess, is no reason for despising it." The idea here is that the speaker will determine for himself what he does and what he chooses in accordance to "in good part."  Choice out of personal decision and assertiveness in voice becomes the critical element in all choices.

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