Literary Gladiators: Episode 13- "Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
Transcendentalism proved to be a recurring theme in both my high school and college American literature classes. Henry David Thoreau is someone that was bound to spark interest from whomever crossed his path. The fact that he chronicled his adventures of living in the woods (in Walden) and would be willing to go to jail for refusing to pay a tax (in "Civil Disobedience") demonstrates that his mode of thinking is not the most ordinary, but at the same time is one of the most influential. This made the discussion on "Civil Disobedience" one of the most intriguing among them all.
Jim, Brianna, Charlie, and I discuss the different elements of this work and make the necessary connections of this work to today's society.