This week we have begun to follow the the tradition of thought that leads to change. Emerson and Thoreau were contemporaries and friends. Emerson's ideas in Self Reliance lead to Thoreau's thoughts in Civil Disobedience. The actual text of Self Reliance is much longer than the excerpt in our textbook. With the help of Francis, my fabulous assistant, I now have a webpage for you with an excerpt that matches what is in our textbook. For those of you who have not been with us this week I have added some questions at the end to help you think about it. For those of you attempting (admirably) to study for your final I have highlighted some of my favorite phrases. You can thank me later.
Excerpt from Self Reliance
Excerpt from Civil Disobedience