Thoreau: “Our life is frittered away by detail” or “I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.”

Students will read selections from Thoreau’s Walden: Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” (196), “Solitude” (197), “Conclusion” (203).  Students should read and collect 5 quotes to add to their split-quote assignment.  Students will use split-quotes on their quiz on Thursday 10/30 & to write a larger essay once we’ve finished reading the work of these Romantic-Transcendentalists.

On Tuesday, 10/28, students will read the excerpt in our text from Resistance to Civil Government  often referred to as Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” essay (211). Students should read the selection & collect 5 quotes to add to their split-quotes.

Both pieces will be discussed on Wednesday, 10/29 prior to their quiz on Thursday 10/30.