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Henry David

Thoreau

By: Sissi Gao
Tina Zou
Maxi Cao
Vera Chen

There. Massachusetts He studied at Harvard College between 1833 and 37 in Hollis Hall. self-built house. 1845. Thoreau embarked on a two-year experiment in simple living on July 4. and Maine three times . upon graduation he return home to concord April 18. He traveled to Quebec once. Thoreau moved into the Emerson house. from 1841–1844. when he moved to a small. Cape Cod four times.Important places and states he lived • He was born David Henry Thoreau in • • • • • Concord. 1841. he served as the children's tutor Thoreau returned to Concord and worked in his family's pencil factory for most of his adult life.

led Harvard's 1766 student "Butter Rebellion". He did not become "Henry David" until after college. David Henry was named after a recently deceased paternal uncle. His maternal grandfather. although he never petitioned to make a legal name change. Sophia. Helen and John Jr. He had two older siblings.Family background/Childhood • His paternal grandfather was born in Jersey. the first recorded student protest in the Colonies. Asa Dunbar. David Thoreau. Thoreau's birthplace still exists on Virginia Road in Concord. and a younger sister. ..

Massachusetts. but resigned after a few weeks rather than administer corporal punishment. ● In 1851. . into the “modern New England family” ● He studied at Harvard College between 1833 and 1837.2km2) of Walden Woods. ● In April 1844 he and his friend Edward Hoar accidentally set a fire that consumed 300 acres (1. Thoreau became increasingly fascinated with natural history and travel/expedition ● He died on May 6. he joined the faculty of the Concord public school. ● After he graduated in 1837. 1862 at age 44 , at his hometown.Personal Life/ Adulthood ● Henry David Thoreau was born David Henry Thoreau in Concord.

Writing Style(What type of writing are they known for? What symbol are they associated with?) ● Thoreau was a versatile writer. capable of expressing stark reality in strong language and of conveying delicate detail and subtle nuance. and irony. ● He constantly revised his work not out of a fussy sense of perfectionism but because of the tremendous value that he placed on his writing as an embodiment of all that he was. ● He effectively employed a variety of techniques--paradox. . emotions. In his journal he also includes his own hopes. and belief. ● Thoreau’s journal are not just observations. exaggeration.

and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience). .. a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.Works most famous for.. • Thoreau is best known for his book Walden. • Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Thoreau died of consumption. kindly vein of observation.Massachusetts.Cause of death Mr. May 7. whose peculiarities and humors of character. and happy talent of description will long cause his writings to be cherished. . love of independence. It is a pleasing sketch of the thoughtful scholar and original student of nature. 1862. at Concord.

but on the edge of town. and Martin Luther King. . two months and two days in a cabin near Walden Pond where he wrote “Walden.” 3) Thoreau’s essay “Resistance to Civil Government” often referred to as “Civil Disobedience”. and preserving wilderness on public land 5)Thoreau was close friends and a protégé of fellow transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson and it was on Emerson’s property where Thoreau lived and wrote Walden.” Walden compresses the little over two years into one year using the four seasons as a metaphor for human development.1) Thoreau spent two years. was an argument for disobedience to an unjust state and later inspired leaders such as Mohandas Gandhi. 2) The Cabin near Walden Pond was not actually in the wilderness. as noted in his book “Walden. Jr. He was an early conservationist believing in conserving natural resources on private land. 4) Thoreau was an early advocate of recreational hiking and canoeing.

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