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'Walden' Book Club Discussions

Henry David Thoreau's Famous Nonfiction Classic


Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Yale University Press

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Topics of Discussion: Walden, Henry David Thoreau

  • Title - What do you think about the title?
  • Reading Poll -  What did you think of Walden?
  • Compare - How does this book compare to other works by Henry David Thoreau? Have you read any of the other writings by Thoreau?
  • Repeat -  If you've read Walden before, is this time around any different from your previous read(s)?
  • Setting - How essential is the setting to Walden? Could the events have taken place anywhere else?
  • Literary Travel Poll - ave you ever wanted to visit Walden Pond?
  • Conflict - What are the conflicts in Walden? What types of conflict do you see? Are they physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional?
  • Themes - In Walden, what themes stand out? How? Why?

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