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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.
no one at the moment but he did date selena gomez for a few weeks  while on wizards of waverly place
he built his cabin at Walden pound
transcendentalism. divinity pervades all nature and to live a more simple life to find happiness.
the name of the book is were the wild things are
Thoreau uses rhetorical questions and repetition of the first few  words of those rhetorical questions to make his audience think. He  also uses figurative language devices such as personification and  metaphor to illustrate how the government can be used for good or  evil.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!  I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a  thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your  accounts on your thumb-nail.
His two most famous works were his novel, Walden, which told about his life when he build his own house and lived on Walden Pond, and his essay Civil Disobedience, which was essentially the anthem of transcendentalism.
Mccandless was a avid reader and one of Thoreau's books were among the many found on the bus that he lived and died. Also Thoreau is quoted in the book "Into the Wild"
Here are some quotes from the two-act play The Night Thoreau  Spent in Jail:    "Why has every man a conscience? I think that we should be men  first and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a  respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation  which I have...
Thoreau suggests that those who own land should sell it. Having the responsibility of ownership actually takes time, money and energy. Those without land/property can do pretty much as he...
Thoreau think that wealth can't buy health. But health can buy wealth!
It is not a common thing; "but few are the ears that hear it".
A majority does not depend on numbers or on the approval of others in order to gain legitimacy. It does not seek to sway others to its own point of view in order to gain momentum for holding its own. Rather, such a voice is based on the firm foundation of spiritual integrity, and feels a moral...
He practiced civil disobedience by not paying taxes to protest the war.
Thoreau's communion with nature was at the basis of both his life and his writing.
Thoreau argues that politicians go with the majority of the people whether it is the just thing to do. He says that even though an issue has a majority, it doesn't mean that the majority is right. Thoreau's view is that a just politician rely on his morals and conscience and do what is right for...
  Walden did many things like fishing, farming, reading, and writing.
they both have the same characteristics like bravery and they are both very adventurous and resourseful
Henry David Thoreau went to live at Walden Pond in 1845.
The best government would be no government. In order to have a successful society without government, everybody should live a moral/ethical life.
He is an actor, producer and television writer.
The more material possessions you own the harder you must work to keep and maintain them. Eventually it is self defeating, why have things if you don't have time to enjoy them. To quote the book Fight Club "...the things you own, end up owning you."
Their school featured an alternative way of teaching that  emphasized nature (including walks in the woods) and discussions of  subjects rather than rote memorization.
  Sam Gribley and Thoreau both wrote essays (Books) about their adventures of living in natural surroundings.
Henry David Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience as a form of protest  against taxation. He spent the night in jail after refusing to pay  a tax that would fund the Mexican War. He thought that submitting  to the tax was being a slave to the government.
Henry david thoreau was famous for his writings of many books, and i would know i had to do a 15 page essay on him.
they both lived in the woods lived off the land and writes about there forest adventures
He never married or settled down.
"That government is best which governs not at all."
Goodness tainted is worst than "badness" tainted.... in other  words, goodness is supposed to follow a good path, while badness is  already seen the way it is; therefore, goodness tainted is seen  much worse than any other
Yes, because he refused to pay his Poll tax.
He says to embrace it wholeheartedly.
No he wasn't he saw it as evil and corrupt he actually was very anti materalism. There are many quotes for proof, i would copy and paste them but no time on my hands right now.
In his book, Walden.Chapter 1 (Economy),Thoreau states that the 4 only things that a man must have to live are,"food, clothing, shelter, and fuel".
Henry was put in jail due to failure to pay his taxes. Bringing up the question 'Why did he not pay his taxes?' Henry refused to pay his taxes which went to the government and he believed his tax money supported the Mexican War. Henry wanted nothing to do with killing of any human being.
He thought that nature could bring humans to a deep spritiual state. He also thought that all knowledge was intrinsic to humans (we know everything we will ever need to know- we just need to discover it within ourselves).
that he was fair to all people and was not violence
Henry David Thoreau is a American writer and poet.   Henry David Thoreau was not only a writer, he was a philosopher, a scientist, and an acclaimed transcendentalist.  
He assumes he has the right to do at any time what he thinks is right.
He escaped the rush of booming American industry and urban development and reached a state of atonement with nature. He saw America and a greater spiritual being in nature while unwinding and enjoying a simple life. Physically? He built a cabin.
He wrote the essay "Civil Disobedience," encouraging rebellion against government when society is unhappy with its decisions.
'An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.'
Thoreau was in jail for one night for not paying a poll tax.
Thoreau chooses to live at Walden as a sort of social experiment; the stresses of daily life are too great for him and he needs to go back and live a 'simple life.' Walden provides an escape from the all-too-fast developing American industry.
In Thoreau's pun, the two meanings of the word  surveyor are "to mark boundaries" and "to look over visually."
  I am just about to finish his book Walden. Thoreau didn't really live in the wilderness as we would think about it. He makes it clear that he lived on a pond not far from town and pretty close to a road. The place he stayed was on land owned by his family and was pretty familiar to him. hope...
speak from their hearts and say what's on their minds..
Edmund is an 11 year old boy who is enrolled into the Thoreauâ??s  School in the novel The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. Edmund was  expelled from the school because his family could not afford to pay  for lessons.
   people  working in factories instead of farms -------> studyisland    
His theory was the idea of non violent civil disobedience
  This is NOT a professional answer, but in my opinion, what Henry David Thoreau meant when he said that is: If you are good to people, it will never backfire in a negative way. If you invest yourself in something good, it will never fail.
Henry David thoreau once said, "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." He felt good about his pace in life and accomplished a lot.
Thoreau thought people put way too much faith in progress and that  it often helped nothing and even made things worse.
David Henry is 5'10
Chris McCandless.. Me... And crazies like me....
both of them are poets.
  Maurice Sendak wote about wild things
Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 and died in 1862 of tuberculosis/bronchitis. He was 44. He was not only a writer but also and abolitionist, and was interested in botany and natural resources, among other things.
Henry David Thoreau died May 6, 1862 at age 44.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front  only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what  it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had  not lived.     To find out what was most necessary in life.  (Apex)
The population became larger as more people arrived. (APEX)
a. to ask  questions and then answer them   b. to state main ideas only once   c. to jump quickly from idea to idea   d. to expand on personal experiences 
Nonconformity is for the brave people, who are not ashamed of what others think about them. He says that many great people we recognize now were once also seen negatively as nonconformists.
Yes, but very poor treatment. There wasn't a lot of doctors around so his step-mother's brother's cousin decided to treat him with his new experimental surgery to amputate his throat. He died in surgery, a very epic fail.
He was arrested for not paying taxes.
Books and poems were written by Henry David Thoreau. Some say he was really good at it, too.
It is about the author's experience of living alone. (APEX)