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Walden Teaching Unit
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- Write a short essay in which you discuss the central theme of this entire work. What point is Thoreau trying to make?
- Give examples of three metaphors in the book and state whether they are effective at conveying the image Thoreau is trying to covey.
- Give three examples of personification where Thoreau attributes life-like qualities to other objects.
- How would you describe Thoreau’s beliefs about various world religions such as Christianity and Hinduism? He seems to be well read. Does he subscribe to any of these world religions, or is he merely a skeptic?
- How would you describe Thoreau’s political beliefs? Would he be characterized as a liberal or as a conservative today?
- Discuss whether you think you could live alone with few possessions and work for food as Thoreau did. Do you think it would make you a better person if you could do it? How would it do that?
- Did reading Walden give you a new respect for the people who lived and worked in that era? What aspects of life then were better than life today?
- Choose one sentence from the Conclusion and give an example of something in your life that supports the truth of the sentence.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.