The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

Describe symbolism in The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Jerome Lawrence

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Henry's interactions with Bailey, which Bailey often misconstrues (Bailey doesn't think Henry is funny), show the audience that Henry is often misunderstood. Bailey's lack of understanding, thus, becomes a symbol of the way Henry's teachings were often misunderstood or ridiculed by traditionalists during his lifetime.

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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail