Civil Disobedience, and Other Essays Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Irony was a strong theme in this book. What are some of the instances where irony was present, and how did these ironic events affect the characters involved in those sections?

Essay Topic 2

What was Thoreau's definition of a truly principled man, and how did Thoreau's life coincide with this given definition?

Essay Topic 3

Thoreau performed many acts of service by giving his speeches and essays. What are some of the most significant examples of this service, and how did these events affect the people he was trying to help?

Essay Topic 4

What were some of the most important analogies used by Thoreau in these essays, what did they mean, and how did they affect the tone of the essays?

Essay Topic 5

What was the significance of the title of the first essay, and what role did it play in the meaning of the essay?

Essay Topic 6

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