Thoreau of Walden Pond Discussion Questions

Sterling North
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How might North have adapted this biographical story if he had been writing today? List several examples of things the author said or did not say which he might have changed or updated for a contemporary audience.

Read "between the lines" to come up with five or ten words describing Thoreau's personality.

What might the Native Americans have thought of Henry David Thoreau? What might the rich people in the town and the publishers have thought about him?

North calls Thoreau a prophet which means a person who challenges the status quo and foretells the future. Which of Thoreau's ideas really are accepted by many people today?

What is your favorite description of nature in the book? What words or images strike you as beautiful or exciting?

What questions would you have asked Thoreau if you went on a walk with him?

Which quote by...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Thoreau of Walden Pond from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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