Henry David Thoreau -- Texts and Reading and Discussion Questions
"On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"
"On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" [
Thoreau's Nonchalance in "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"
Thoreau's Plain Rhetoric
Jacobean Tragedy and "Civil Disobedience": Thoreau's Bedfellows
Rhetorical Questions in Civil Disobedience
Thoreau and Apple Pie
Alienating the Audience versus Alliance with it
Thoreau's Wordplay in "Civil Disobedience"
Verse in "Civil Disobedience"
Henry David Thoreau: Civil disobedience or what?
You can lead a horse to water, but should you?
Thoreau's literary technique, or lack thereof
Wooden Men and the Use of Lists
The Machine of Government
Thoreau in Prison
"Slavery in Massachusetts"
Absurd as Reasonable in Henry David Thoreau's "Slavery in Massachusetts"
The Use of Personification in Thoreau's "Slavery in Massachusetts"
Higher Law and Moral Relativism: Rhetorically Circumventing Both in "Slavery in Massachusetts"
Eloquence in a Waterlily
Thoreau's Common Sense Appeal
Thoreau vs. Ashcroft
Living in Hell
Thoreau and the Grotesque
Analogous to Slavery
"A Plea for Captain John Brown"
"A Plea for Captain John Brown" [
Identity of an American Opposed to America
John Brown's body is a-surfing on the wave
Humor and Overstatement in "A Plea for John Brown"
Us and Them in Thoreau's "A Plea for Captain John Brown"
John Brown's Body
A Plea for Heroes
"Life without Principle"
Comparing Introductions by Ruskin and Thoreau
Idealism in "Life without Principle"
Discussion of Multiple Essays
Nature as both Metaphor and Model for Our Actions
Last modified 10 April 2005