Henry David Thoreau

By: Grayson Bain and Steven Arterbery

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Background

Thoreau was an avid naturalist, he believed in living as simply as possible. He also disliked government, and felt as though it would never truely work as it should.



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Walden

Walden- published in 1854 and is about what he did during his 2 years at walden pond. Like he spent most of his time farming and observing different kinds of plants and animals and visiting different farms and sourrounding ponds.


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Civil Disobedience

Civil disobedience (1849) - he talks about the importance of the individual rights in the face of an over-powering government. Also the importance of the individual, which should not be broken by a government. He also says how a corrupt government can be harmful.


Mark Ruffalo reads Henry David Thoreau